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Joy Osofsky Journal Author Spotlight

Aug 22, 2016

Safe Babies Court Teams: Applying the Science of Early Childhood Development

Dr. Joy Osofsky addresses the issue of trauma in young children and its impact on behavior and emotions. She shares guiding principles of early childhood mental health and key facts about children in the child welfare system. An overview of the Safe Babies Court Team program outlines the necessary components of intervention to break the generational cycle of abuse and neglect.


Dr. Joy D. Osofsky is a Paul J. Ramsay Chair and professor, pediatrics and psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans; head, Division of Pediatric Mental Health; director, LSUHSC Harris Center for Infant Mental Health in New Orleans; faculty member, New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute and adjunct professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans. She is also a board member of ZERO TO THREE.

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