Catherine Jones Bodkin

Catherine Jones Bodkin is a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist for ZERO TO THREE.

Catherine Jones Bodkin

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist

Twitter: @ CatherineBodki2


Phone: 202-857-2608

Catherine currently provides virtual and in-person technical assistance to communities and states in four different projects (Healthy Start, Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, the Early Childhood Comprehensive System CoIIN and with a local community’s program re-design contract). Previously she worked with the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center, Project LAUNCH and the Alliance for Early Success. She has facilitated communities of practice; coordinated webinars, planned regional grantee meetings, re-designed a mentoring program and conducted on-site program implementation reviews. Whether working in health, mental health, foster care, or educational agencies, she has concentrated on improving service quality and promoting healthy development through staff training, policy, program design, data collection, and partnerships.

In 1996, she moved from being executive director of a multi-service, non-profit community agency to join the state health department’s Title V Office to manage statewide early childhood home visiting programs funded by federal grants, Title V, state general funds and Medicaid. Four years before the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) legislation, Catherine initiated a coalition of 9 state and non-profit home visiting programs which developed common trainings and outcome measures. Her other achievements included major increases in home visiting funding, recognition of community health workers, standardized screening protocols and integration of the Bright Futures Guidelines into the policies and procedures of 5 state departments (health, education, mental health, child care, and Medicaid). For twenty years, she has worked weekly in the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department. She served as an adjunct faculty for the medical school’s new curriculum built on the concepts of interdisciplinary teams and social determinants of health. trained social workers and chaplains on disaster management, motivational interviewing, ACEs, and use of ASQ, depression and alcohol screening tools.


  • M.S.H.A. School of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001.
  • M.S.S.A. (M.S.W.) School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 1972.
  • B.A. (psychology) Duke University, 1968

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • L.C.S.W. (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia), 1981- present.
  • C.-A.S.W.C.M. (Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager), 2001-2010.
  • C.E.A.P. (Certified Employee Assistance Program), 1989-96.
  • A.C.S.W. (Academy of Certified Social Workers), 1974 present.
  • N.A.S.W. (National Association of Social Workers), 1972-present.
  • Candidate in endorsement process, Level IV -Policy, Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health, 2017

Recent Professional Development

  • Introduction to DC:0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, December 2016.
  • Relationship and Attachment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, parent Insightfulness, Medical Conditions and Early Intervention. Issue Intensive session, December 2016.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, Pre-Institute, ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute, Seattle, December 2015
  • Collective Impact, Tamarack Training Institute, Toronto, October 2014