Executive Director, UCLA TIES FOR FAMILIES
division of child and adolescent psychiatry
Dr. Audra Langley, Ph.D. is a Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Langley is the Director of UCLA TIES for Families, an innovative interdisciplinary program for children in foster care, kinship care or adopted through foster care (ages birth to 25) and their families in Los Angeles County, working in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Departments of Children and Family Services and Mental Health. She is also Co-Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families and Director of Training for the Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools. Dr. Langley’s body of community-partnered research seeks to increase equity and access to culturally responsive, trauma-and healing-informed interventions for under-resourced and minoritized populations of children, including those in schools and involved with the child welfare system. She is the author of 5 evidence-based interventions, including Bounce Back: Elementary School Intervention for Childhood Trauma, Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET), ADAPT: Adoption-Specific Therapy to Help Adopted Children and their Families Thrive and the recently released 2nd version of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS).