Learn more about important events, news, and resources for providers and families through CTRP's media list.

Supporting the Mental Health and Wellness of Immigrant Families with Drs. Gloria Castro and Vilma Reyes

While the immigrant experience is varied, many suffer trauma, violence, racism, and multiple challenges adjusting to life in a new country. These experiences can significantly impact mental wellness, requiring understanding and support from the health and mental health community. This training will provide participants with a framework for working with immigrant communities, focusing on the mental health needs of these populations. The event will bring together providers in the field who work predominately with children and youth in immigrant households.

Published August 16, 2021

Added 12/13/2021


Holdin Pott by Chandra Ghosh Ippen | A Story About Dealing With Difficult Feelings

"A worn pressure cooker and a sweet little pot learn new ways of dealing with difficult feelings Meet the Potts. Holdin Pott grew up learning to keep in feelings of sadness and anger. He is one tough pressure cooker. Little Pott is watching and wants to be just like him, but when you’re little and the heat is on really high, it’s hard to keep the lid on and hold tough stories and feelings inside. What will Little Pott do? How will Holdin Pott help him?"

Published June 18, 2021

Added 12/03/2021


Daddy's Waves by Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Supporting conversations about parental mental illness or substance use.

Published June 4, 2021

Added 12/03/2021


Mama's Waves by Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Supporting conversations about parental mental illness or substance use.

Published May 30, 2021

Added 12/03/2021


Sesame Street in Communities: Trauma in the Body with Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Published 2021

Sesame Street in Communities - Trauma and the Body

Added 05/11/2021


Child Parent Psychotherapy: Toys and Play 101 

In this video, Chandra Ghosh Ippen provides an overview of the toys that we often bring to home visits when we are providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy and talks about common ways that children may use them.

Published October 13, 2020.

Added 12/13/2021


The ABC's of Trauma with Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Dr. Stroud conducts an interview with Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, author, lecturer, and psychologist. This engaging interview allows you to share a personal moment with two leaders in the Infant Mental Health community.

Published May 8, 2020

Added 12/03/2021


NBC6 News Report: Local psychiatrist discusses how Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen's new coloring book can help children process COVID-19.

Reported on April 30, 2020.

Haruv from the Couch - with Alicia Lieberman

What it is like parenting under stress and how we can help children get what they need during the uncertain times of COVID-19.

Published April 20, 2020

Added 12/03/2021


How We Heal 2020: Panel #1 Courage to Thrive: Uplifting Mental Health Among Immigrants and Refugees with Dr. Vilma Reyes

Cinthya Martinez is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. She moderates a panel of healthcare professionals who describe their work supporting the mental health of immigrants and discuss the ways social, political, and economic structures harm immigrants' mental and physical health.

Published April 13, 2020

Added 12/13/2021


Young Children and COVID-19 Series: Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen & Host Tena Sloan - Episode 1 ECMHC

Host Tena Sloan speaks with renowned early childhood trauma expert and psychologist Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen of UCSF Child Trauma Research Program about supporting young children under the age of 6 and their caregivers through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published April 10, 2020

Added 05/05/2020


Mental Health in the Age of Social Distancing and Self-Isolating: Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen talks with KQED

Watch Chandra as a guest on KQED news on March 26, 2020.

Added 05/05/2020


Mental Health in the Age of Social Distancing and Self-Isolating

Commercial corridors that would normally be buzzing with activity were eerily quiet this week in the Bay Area. “Shelter-in-place” orders, along with a statewide ban on large gatherings, have upended how millions of us live, work and recreate. On top of all this, nearly all schools in California are closed, creating an additional challenge and stress for parents forced to work from home and cancel outings.


Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Child Psychologist and Associate Director, Child Trauma Research Program, UCSF

Published March 26, 2020

Added 12/03/2021


Ghosts and Angels In The Nursery Alicia Lieberman

A Conversation with Dr. Alicia Lieberman and Dr. David Oppenheim
This program was made possible by The Koret Foundation; Dr. Anita Friedman
A very special thanks to Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco

Published November 25, 2019

Added 12/03/2021


Dr. Vilma Reyes on Trauma is a Reality for Our Kids: How to Protect Them So They Can Thrive


• Grace Bonilla, Administrator, Human Resources Administration, City of New York

• Vilma Reyes, Psy.D., Psychologist, Child Trauma Research Program, University of California, San Francisco

• Vania Deonizio, Expressive Artist, Keynote Speaker & Activist

• Pam Wright, LCSW, Clinical Director, South Bay Community Services

Delivered at the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference on August 4, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Published August 16, 2019

Added 12/13/2021


You Weren't With Me by Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Book written by Chandra Ippen to illustrate the struggles of families that are separated from each other; this book helps explain internal world of children who have experienced painful separations.

Published June 28, 2019

Added 12/03/2021


MCF - Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress with Dr. Vilma Reyes

A free community forum about toxic stress and the lifelong impacts on health and wellness. We will be looking at prevention, intervention and resilience. Filmed on May 20, 2019.

Published May 31, 2019

Added 12/13/2021


The Child-Parent Psychotherapy HEALTH Study

UCSF's Nicole Bush, PhD; Ann Chu, PhD; and Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, PhD, discuss how they're using clinical research partnerships to understand early life adversity, biological embedding, and its reversibility. (Feb. 13, 2019)

Published February 24, 2019

Added 12/13/2021


When We Are Scared by Chandra Ghosh Ippen

A webinar about stress and trauma in children. The animals from the book "Once I Was Very Very Scared" are here to share their story and help others learn about stress and trauma. Through story and metaphor this webinar shares common reactions to stress and begins to talk about ways we can support healing and recovery.

Published July 15, 2018

Added 12/03/2021


Separating Immigrant Families with Chandra Ghosh Ippen on KQED News

President Trump’s executive order calls for the indefinite detention of immigrant children and their families apprehended for illegal border crossings. Meanwhile, child welfare advocates have been raising concerns about the damaging effects of forced separation on children.

Published June 25, 2018

Added 12/03/2021


2020 Mom 2018

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 with Dr. Chandra Ippen | Part 4 with Dr. Chandra Ippen

2020 Mom "2018 Annual Forum"
Emerging Considerations In Maternal Mental Health
February 9, 2018 ~ California Endowment, Los Angeles

Published February 13, 2018

Added 12/13/2021


Alicia Lieberman, PhD: Parenting as Preventative Medicine with Simms/Mann Institute

Dr. Lieberman is invited to speak about how to utilize the developing emotional world of our children to raise happy and healthy children.

Published December 13, 2017

Added 12/03/2021


The Story of the O's by Chandra Ghosh Ippen

This story was written for mental health providers to illustrate the importance of reflective supervision and to remind us to slow down and honor family relationships.

Published February 15, 2017

Added 12/03/2021


Alicia Lieberman: Dyadic Interventions with the Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank

Simms/Mann invited Dr. Lieberman to talk about the feedback confirmation loop between scientists and clinicians to streamline treatments to make them more effective.

Published November 21, 2016

Added 12/03/2021


Dr. Alicia Lieberman: Ghosts and Angels in the Nursery

Dr. Lieberman describes to the Simms/Mann Institute the essence of Angels in the Nursery as a perspective of hope after traumatic experiences early in life.

Published November 18, 2016.

Added 12/01/2021


Alicia Lieberman: Importance of Non-Parental Caregivers

Dr. Lieberman explains how important it is that children have caregivers and significant figures outside of the home such as aunts, neighbors, or teachers to turn to for support.

Published November 18, 2016

Added 12/03/2021


Alicia Lieberman: Key Relationships in the First Three Years of Life

We are our relationships; the sense of self, safety, and sustainable change comes from developing those.

Published November 18, 2016

Added 12/03/2021


Alicia Lieberman: Understanding Early Childhood Experiences

The early life experiences and how they shape us. How adults understanding their parents can come from helping their children.

Published November 18, 2016

Added 12/03/2021


Identification & Treatment of Childhood Trauma - Alicia Lieberman

Dr. Lieberman is invited to give a webinar with the American Psychological Association (APA)

Published October 12, 2016


Added 12/13/2021


ACEs Aware: Educational Webinars for Providers

ACEs Aware is an initiative led by the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to give Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs). ACEs Aware is hosting a series of activities to promote shared learning and quality improvement among Medi-Cal providers in adopting ACE screenings and providing trauma-informed care. This includes webinars on urgent topics, such as providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To view upcoming webinars, click the image! 

Added 03/31/2020


From Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care in Early childhood: An article by Ellen Galinsky

In this article, Ellen Galinsky notes the importance of trauma-informed care and proposes that we expand beyond it to develop narratives and solutions that are rooted in families' strengths and assets. She describes Attachment Vitamins- a program developed by Dr. Alicia Lieberman to assist caregivers in helping their family heal from trauma–as an example of an asset-based solution.  Ellen Galinsky is chief science officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and executive director of Mind in the Making.

Learn more about Attachment Vitamins                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Added 03/31/2020