Bonnie Allen, MS, IMH-E®

As the Supervisor of the Teen Age Parent Support Services Program (TAPSS) at the Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) in Rochester, NY, Bonnie Allen, MS, IMH-E®, Infant Mental Health Mentor- Policy, (Co-Facilitator) has developed a passion for working with young parents and their small children through the IMH lens. She has been providing both direct, home-based service and clinical and programmatic supervision in the program since 1998. Bonnie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management and holds a Certificate in Trauma Counseling through the University at Buffalo’s Department of Continuing Education. As a National Trainer for the Parents as Teachers (PAT) National Center, Bonnie has been providing PAT Foundational, PAT Foundational II, and Partnering with Teen Parents training since 2009. Bonnie is currently awaiting exam results for her IMHM-P endorsement application through the NYS Association for Infant Mental Health. Bonnie has long recognized the importance of culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and relationship-based work and since receiving her first training in IMH, has been committed to incorporating the principles and practices of IMH into the work of the TAPSS program and ‘spreading the word’ about this critical and foundational way of being and seeing when working with families with young children.