Parenting Urban Adolescents Through Pervasive Loss & Trauma with Dr. Timothy Baima

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:00pm



Economically disadvantaged families living in urban neighborhoods experience an inordinate amount of trauma and loss. A good deal of research has focused on the experiences of adolescents in these families, finding correlations between exposure to pervasive trauma and loss, and a multitude of negative outcomes. Unfortunately, little attention has been given to the experiences of the parents of these adolescents. Family therapists are better equipped to support these families when they understand experiences common to parents as well as children. This webinar will be based on clinical experience and a qualitative dissertation designed to better understand the experience of parenting adolescents through pervasive trauma and loss in urban neighborhoods. The webinar will share experiences of parents' efforts to support adolescent children through pervasive loss and trauma. These experiences will be discussed through a variety of theoretical lenses that describe complications with grief.

About the Speaker: 


Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University: 2008
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University: 2004
B.A. in Psychology from UC Davis: 1995


Dr. Timothy Baima received a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University and a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego. Dr. Baima's clinical work has focused on providing home-based individual, couple and family therapy in economical disadvantaged communities. Dr. Baima draws upon a variety of therapeutic models to examine the intersections of loss, trauma, oppression and interpersonal relationships. He has worked with the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program in Syracuse, NY, and The Family Institute of Pinole in Pinole, CA. Currently Dr. Baima sees clients through The Family Mosaic Project in San Francisco, CA and in private practice. Dr. Baima is the clinical training director for the masters' programs in counseling and counseling psychology at Palo Alto University and an associate professor.