Katie Volk, MA, is a child development specialist who has focused on poverty and related issues since 2000. She has worked with hundreds of community organizations to provide training and technical assistance in the U.S. and Australia. Katie understands the multidimensional needs of vulnerable children and families, needs of the paraprofessionals who serve them, and systems and contexts in which they live and work. She has provided consultation to dozens of organizations on trauma-informed care implementation. She is the Principal Investigator on a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through which C4 Innovations is developing an ecological, neurodevelopmental, psychometrically validated screening tool for use with children (ages 3-5) in low-resource settings. She is also a project director for the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.