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.
She 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
- Infant-Toddler Trauma-Informed Care Project, a professional development framework to provide training and coaching on trauma-informed care to caregivers in infant/toddler classrooms.
Rosanbalm recently created a webinar, Self-Care: How to Combat Stress with Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. She also shared a resource for people living with domestic violence during stay-at-home orders.
Tip Sheets on Supporting the Development of Self-Regulation in Young Children
Co-authored by Katie Rosanbalm for the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Explore these tips for helping caregivers use co-regulation to support development of self-regulation skills in preschoolers and young children in home settings.
- Tips for Promoting Self-Regulation when Working with Infants
- Tips for Promoting Self-Regulation when Working with Toddlers
- Tips for Promoting Self-Regulation when Working with Preschoolers
- Tips for Promoting Self-Regulation when Working with Young Children in Home Settings
- Child Maltreatment
- Children's Mental Health
- Program Evaluation
- Early Childhood
- Ph.D. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio - 2002
- Medical Psychology Intern, Child Specialization Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina - 2000
- M.S. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio - 1997
- B.A. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - 1993
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: