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How we can support co-regulation with young children

Release date: August 15, 2022

My guest for this episode is Chandra Ghosh Ippen. Chandra is the Associate Director and Dissemination Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco. She also is the author of a series of storybooks for young children that are written to support emotion regulation and healing after stressful or traumatic experiences. Titles from the series include Holdin Pott, You Weren’t With Me, and Once I Was Very Scared. Chandra is somebody who, when it comes to kids, just gets it, and the advice shares and the resources she has created are invaluable. More information about Chandra and her books can be found below.

Biography of Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Chandra Ghosh Ippen is a child trauma psychologist specializing in working with

families with children under age 6. She is co-developer of Child-Parent Psychotherapy

and the associate director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of

California, San Francisco. She has spent over 30 years conducting clinical work,

research, and training in the area of childhood trauma and diversity-informed practice.

She is also an award-winning children’s book author and has written 5 children’s books

as well as the free Trinka and Sam disaster series, which has been translated and

distributed to over 400,000 families around the world.


Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Chandra's children books

Specific titles

Once I Was Very Very Scared:

Mama's Waves/Daddy's Waves:




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