Julie is a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan and a faculty member of Zero to Thrive, as well as a doctoral student at Wayne State University. Her practice, teaching and research interests focus on relational health, including parent-infant relationships, teacher-child relationships, and therapeutic and supervisory relationships. She lives with her supportive husband and has an adult son who long ago taught her about the wisdom of young children.
Dr. Safyer is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University. She completed her PhD in Social Work and Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on utilizing novel brain imaging methodologies as a basis for understanding early social-emotional development, as well as interventions with young children and their families. As a social work practitioner, Dr. Safyer is dedicated to using play-based therapies to explore the internal world of the child and believes strongly in the power of play as a mechanism of change (especially when it involves puppets).
Sara is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Social Work and Clinical Psychology program at the University of Michigan. Her research seeks to identify risk for experiencing chronic relational trauma and lack of well-being in adulthood, including early developmental trauma, traumatic stress, and attachment disruptions, in order to develop effective treatment interventions. Sara is also a psychotherapist in the community and has completed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 training. She specializes in the treatment of complex developmental trauma using trauma-informed parts approaches that integrate mind-body and mindfulness frameworks. Sara is passionate about bridging the wisdom of the clinical community with empirical research to develop useful and practical clinical tools for the treatment of trauma.
Dr. Rosenblum is a clinical and developmental psychologist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan Medicine. She co-directs Zero to Thrive (www.zerotothrive.org), a program at the University of Michigan that aims to support family resilience and relational health from pregnancy through early childhood through research, service, partnership, and training. She lives with her partner and their daughters in Ann Arbor, MI, and is very proud of both girls as they are social justice champions, and of their daughter, Maja, who contributed the illustrations for this coloring book.
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