Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

Season 1 - Episode 31 | May 13, 2021

Trauma-Informed Parenting: Creating a Nurturing & Stable Home

About The Episode

Trauma-informed parenting — it might sound like something more extreme than you need. But the same strategies can help every parent and caregiver feel more equipped to respond to children’s behaviors, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. Listen in to this podcast episode, as Dr. Pardis Khosravi, licensed psychologist at CHC, explains what trauma means, how it might manifest among various age groups, and how we can connect with our kids so they feel loved and validated.

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Guest Info

Pardis Khosravi

Pardis Khosravi, PsyD


Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Program Manager at CHC

Dr. Khosravi is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations and providing evidence-based psychotherapy with adolescents and transitional aged youth. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in psychology. Dr. Khosravi attended the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium where she obtained her MS and PsyD in clinical psychology. During graduate school, she received extensive training in providing therapeutic and assessment services to adolescents and transitional aged youth with a wide variety of presenting concerns. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Travis County Juvenile Probation Department in Austin, Texas, where she continued her assessment training and continued to provide therapeutic services to adolescents involved with the juvenile justice system. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at San Diego Center for Children, where she furthered her assessment training in a residential treatment center for children and adolescents. Dr. Khosravi has received training in multiple evidence-based therapies and frequently integrates interventions and approaches from various modalities to best serve the unique needs of individual clients. She also believes that the most important piece of psychological assessment is individualized recommendations and concrete, actionable steps that clearly delineate a path forward for the client and family.

Show Notes

As parents, we all want to create a safe, nurturing and stable home for our families. And the collective, cumulative trauma of the past year has made it harder than ever. So it makes sense that we might turn to trauma-informed parenting, often utilized by foster parents or those whose children have experienced trauma, for ideas. In this podcast episode, we sat down with Dr. Pardis Khosravi, licensed psychologist and Clinical Program Manager at CHC, to learn strategies for supporting our kids and building self-growth and resilience in challenging times. Dr. Khosravi explains what trauma does to a child’s brain, how it may manifest during different stages of a child’s development, and how the research on post-traumatic growth shows that positive qualities can come out of really challenging events.

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