Brandi LilesDr. Brandi Liles - Dr. Liles is a licensed psychologist working at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. She graduated with her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. Dr. Liles completed her Psychology Internship at the CAARE Center in 2012. Currently, Dr. Liles is the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coordinator and has been nationally recognized as a Master Training in TF-CBT since 2016. In addition to TF-CBT, she specializes in clinical and training services for youth involved in systems (juvenile justice, child protective services) and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. She helps coordinate two trauma-informed units in Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility and provides training for both probation and CPS staff on trauma-sensitive systems and services. Clinically, Dr. Liles has served traumatized youth from ages 3-21 and their families in evidence-based treatment including TF-CBT, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for many years. Current interests include: trauma, trauma-focused treatment, trauma in young children, dissemination of empirically supported treatments, children with sexual behavior problems, and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation.

Dawn Blacker

Dr. Dawn Blacker - Dr. Blacker graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology-Alameda in 1998. She currently serves as Co-Associate Director and Training Director at the CAARE Center. She provides supervision and conducts psychological evaluations, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, TF-CBT and DBT. Dr. Blacker has provided numerous trainings on trauma, sexual exploitation of minors, effective interventions for trauma victims and vicarious trauma since 2013. Dr. Blacker is a Co-Chair on the National Child Trauma Stress Network Child Sex Trafficking Workgroup. Current interests include: treatment of child physical and sexual abuse, developmental assessment of maltreated children, complex trauma, implementation of EBT’s, sexual exploitation of minors and early intervention.

Ms. Jenny Landini, LCSW - Ms. Landini- Ms. Landini-Ms. Landini graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare in 2005. Her work with sexually exploited youth began in 2005 as a medical social worker at UC Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Teen and Adolescent Clinic. Currently, she is a clinical social worker at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. Ms. Landini specializes in assessment and treatment of trauma-exposed youth and is trained in empirically supported treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She provides consultation to professionals and the court systems regarding youth who are involved in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems with suspected involvement in commercial sexual exploitation. Additionally, she conducts needs assessments with youth and young adults in these systems of care. Ms. Landini has been part of many local multidisciplinary collaborations including the Sexually Exploited Children and Teen (SECT) Community Collaborative, Sacramento Together Human Trafficking Task Force, Special Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Center Steering Committee, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Multidisciplinary (SCAN) Team and Sacramento County’s CSEC Interagency Steering Committee.