For more than fifteen years, Dr. Ross oversaw programs in research, evaluation, training, and implementation of evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care for children and families at Children’s Institute, Inc.(CII) in Los Angeles, CA. She was formerly the Vice President of the Child Trauma Center at CII and the PI for CII’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) program for more than 12 years. During this time Dr. Ross directed CII’s Domestic Violence Program and co-authored “Responding to Domestic Violence: The Whole Person Approach”, a 20-week group treatment model for adult victims of DV and their children. During this time, she oversaw CII’s APA Psychology and MSW Internship programs where she facilitated the NCTSN Core Curriculum on Child Trauma for 10 years.
She is currently the Director at the UCLA-DUKE University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) of the Core Curriculum on Child Trauma (CCCT) implementation and training across the country. In this role she is part of the CCCT faculty providing training, developing new CCCT materials, and participating in research in evidence-based trauma-focused education.
Dr. Ross is also member of the NCTSN DoD Child Trauma Training Academy and Wellness Center where she facilitates CCCT as well as providing consultation and training on reducing the impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress in providers working with child and family trauma.
She is the co-founder of the NCTSN Secondary Traumatic Stress collaborative group which focused on prevention and intervention of Secondary Traumatic Stress associated with providers who work with children and families exposed to trauma and co-author of The Secondary Traumatic Stress Inventory (STSI-OA) and STS Organizational Change Framework Model. Dr. Ross also works nationally as a consultant, speaker, and trainer on Trauma-Informed Care including reducing the risk of Secondary Traumatic Stress and building a resilient workforce.