Dorian Traube is an Associate Professor at the USC School of Social Work. Her research focuses on the prevention of risk taking behavior and mental health difficulties among children and adolescents. In particular, she is interested in applications of telehealth services to meet the needs of high-risk families with young children. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Parents as Teachers @ USC Telehealth. This program adapts with fidelity the Parents as Teachers home visitation model of home visits, child screening, and group meetings to be delivered through video conferencing technology to reach more families in underserved communities and to provide more options for today’s tech-savvy parents. The emphasis of Parents as Teachers @ USC Telehealth’s work in Virtual Parenting Education is threefold: to develop, analyze, and guide interactive technology options for the home visiting and parenting education field. Dr. Traube is also the principal investigator of an evaluation of a telehealth program aimed at providing trauma focused mental health care to child welfare involved teens. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Children’s Bureau, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Overdeck Foundation.firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Rau is support the Parent as Teachers @ USC Telehealth affiliate and acting as a Co-investigator for the program. She contributed to the design of the Parents as Teachers model. Her impact on over nearly 30 years with Parents as Teachers includes; Implementation of the Parent as Teachers model, Curriculum design and writing, Training design and facilitation, Professional development presentations, Affiliate consultations, and Trainer email@example.com
Amanda Taylor is the Project Assistant for Parents as Teachers @ USC Telehealth. She previously was a Parent Educator for the program during the completion of her MSW through USC. Amanda has worked with children of all ages and abilities. She has experience helping children with feeding and eating disorders, autism spectrum disorder, special needs, and disabilities. She also has experience using behavioral therapy and water therapy. Amanda’s child development and parenting interests include outdoor play and its impact on cognitive development, reading & development, and adoption & firstname.lastname@example.org
Child welfare; foster care child protective specialist; New York City police officer.
Children, youth and families
Mental health and their impact on child development
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for the others?" Martin Luther King Jr.
Spending quality time with my children.
Military Service, Military Youth and Family Mentorship, Special Education, Early Childhood Education
Children, Youth, and Families
Art Therapy, Education, School Readiness, Childhood Trauma
"We repeat what we don't repair."
Traveling, Cooking, Creating, Socializing
English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring, Mentoring youth and adolescence
Children, Youth and Families
ESL, minority issues, ACES scores on overall development
"There is more to life than increasing its speed" Mahatma Gandhi
Keeping up with my 3 daughters, being outdoors, reading
Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Dual Diagnosis, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavior Skills, Problem Solving.
Children, Youth and Families.
Cognitive Development, Learning, Education.
"Tough times don’t last, tough people do"
Swimming, Kayaking, Hiking.