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. Harris Fellowship, Certification in Infant Mental Health
Ms. Bailey has been with Tulane since 2004 and also serves as a Field Instructor, Tulane School of Social Work, Field Instructor, Southern University at New Orleans
My current focus is the role of intergenerational stress and trauma resulting in child maltreatment and familial involvement with the child welfare system. My clinical interests include the provision of evidence-based interventions aimed at ameliorating maladaptive family functioning by enhancing parent-child relationships and treating children recovering from life changing trauma and disruption. Through the provision of attachment-based interventions it is my hope that caregivers, referred to the Tulane Parenting Education Program (T-PEP), will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of their children’s developmental needs for safety and security and the support necessary for acquiring the tools and insight necessary for safely parenting their children in the future. Further, I believe that assisting parents with recognizing their own experiences of trauma and its significant impact on relationships and parenting is fundamental in changing family trajectories. As such, a recent emphasis in my work has been the provision of trauma-informed intervention for both victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence.
As an extension of my work at T-PEP, I provide bi-weekly consultation to other Family Resource Centers, statewide, as well as regular trainings for CASA and the Department of Children and Family Services, in order to disseminate information about attachment, the effects of trauma, and the need for evidence-informed interventions for recovery from trauma and child maltreatment.
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.