Annual Levenback Memorial Evening with a Pioneer Featuring Dr. Joy Osofsky

Event details

  • February 20, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Ackerman Institute, 936 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

Each year, the New York Zero to Three Network honors a pioneer who has made a substantial impact on the lives of very young children and their families. This year, we are extremely pleased to announce that our honoree is Dr. Joy Osofsky, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology and Public Health, Head of the Division of Pediatric Mental Health, and Barbara Lemann Professor of Child Welfare at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Osofsky is a true pioneer in, and continues to make prolific contributions to, the fields of infant and early childhood mental health. She was one of the first clinicians to highlight the fact that infants and young children can suffer from trauma, and has effectively disseminated evidence-backed approaches to trauma treatment for young children via clinical interventions and through systems- and community-based initiatives. Dr. Osofsky has been instrumental in guiding child welfare systems and Family Courts in responding to the unique needs of infants and toddlers who are subjects of child protection cases, in underscoring the needs of infants and young children exposed to domestic and community violence, and in guiding large scale responses to children caught in the wake of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Osofsky is a prolific author of books and articles on these topics. She is a past President of ZERO TO THREE and a member of the executive committee of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

Dr. Osofsky will be interviewed by Dr. Rebecca Shamoon Shanok, Founding Director of the New York Zero to Three Network, Founding CEO and Academic Director of Collaborations for Growth, former and long-standing member of the Board of Directors of ZERO TO THREE, and the Founding Director of the Institute for Infants, Children & Families at the Jewish Board.

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Ackerman Institute for Families
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