Katie D. Rosanbalm
Senior Research Scientist, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy
Katie Rosanbalm is trained as a child clinical and quantitative psychologist. Her work focuses on program implementation and evaluation in the areas of early childhood systems, self-regulation development, child welfare, and trauma-sensitive schools. She has conducted longitudinal evaluations of child welfare reform, early childhood Systems of Care, and prevention/intervention programs for mental health and education.
Rosanbalm co-authored a series of white papers on self-regulation development from birth through early adulthood. She has also served on multiple state-level boards and task forces to strengthen the evidence-based implementation of programs for children and families.
Rosanbalm currently leads several ongoing evaluation projects, including:
- Incredible Years Dinosaur School, a randomized controlled trial of self-regulation interventions in 120 N.C. PreK classrooms
- Partnering for Excellence, a program to improve the integration of child mental health services into child welfare
- Resilience and Learning, a partnership with the Public School Forum to develop and implement a trauma-sensitive school model in North Carolina
- Trauma-Informed Infant and Toddler Care, a professional development framework to provide training and coaching on trauma-informed care to caregivers in infant/toddler classrooms.
- Child Maltreatment
- Trauma-Sensitive Schools
- Program Evaluation
- Early Childhood
A feature on Katie Rosanbalm's work evaluating the use of classroom puppets to teach social-emotional skills:
Watch Katie Rosanbalm discuss the connection between childhood trauma and learning: