Julia Yeary, ACSW, LCSW, IMH-E®, is the Director of Military Family Projects at ZERO TO THREE.
In her role, Julia leads work to address the unique needs of military and veteran families for ZERO TO THREE. She works to establish stronger support for families and their very young children experiencing stress and trauma. Julia provides training and consultation for communities throughout the country to promote trauma-informed care and infant mental health and has facilitated numerous webinars for multi-disciplinary professionals. She also works extensively to help professionals in supporting military-connected parents as they deal with the multiple anticipated stressors associated with military life. Julia has authored several articles including When a Parent is Away: Promoting Strong Parent-Child Connections During Parental Absence (ZERO TO THREE Journal. April 2012), the e-book, A Professional’s Guide to Creating Activities for Strengthening Parent-Child Connections, and co-authored the psycho-educational parenting curriculum for Veterans, Baby Brigade. Julia served as the project manager in the development of the mobile app for military-connected families, Babies on the Homefront.. Julia received her Masters in Social Work in 1980 from the University of Hawaii. She is a graduate fellow of the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin, and is rostered as a Trauma-Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy provider.