Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1989, B.S., Psychology
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993, Master of Social Work
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998, Irving B Fellowship, Certification in Infant Mental Health
Letia Bailey is a licensed clinical social worker who has been with Tulane since 2004. Ms. Bailey’s interests focus on infant mental health with an emphasis on conducting relationship-based assessment and evidence-based treatments with families involved with the child welfare system. She has worked with child welfare-affiliated programs since 1998, and currently co-directs the Tulane Parenting Education Program (T-PEP), serving DCFS-referred children and families. Ms. Bailey focuses on helping caregivers recognize how their own experiences of trauma may impact their parenting, with a recent emphasis on the provision of trauma-informed intervention for male perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Ms. Bailey provides mental health consultation for local Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. She is a field instructor for the Tulane University School of Social Work.
Smyke, A.T., Bailey, L., and Zeanah, C.H. “Mental Health Implications for Children of Incarcerated Parents,” in Loyola Law Review v.63, No. 3
Breidenstine, A., Bailey, L., Zeanah, C.H. & Larrieu, J. (2014). Attachment and trauma in early childhood: A review. In Nader, K. (Ed.). Assessment of Trauma in Youths: Understanding issues of age, complexity, and associated variables, (pp. 113-131). New York: Routledge.
Zeanah, P.D., Bailey, L., & Berry, S. (2009). Infant mental health and the "real world": Opportunities for interface and impact. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18, 773-787.