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Natalie Dallard
Director of the Evidence Based Practice and Innovation Center at Community Behavioral Health

Natalie Dallard is the Director of the Evidence Based Practice and Innovation Center (EPIC) at Community Behavioral Health (CBH). Before assuming this position in August 2022, she served as the Program Manager for the Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS). PACTS is a city-wide initiative that strives enhance Philadelphia’s capacity to screen and treat children who have experienced trauma, while improving the pathways and access to trauma specific evidence-based practices for youth.

Before joining CBH, Natalie served as the Director of Prevention, Education, and Outreach at the Joseph J. Peters Institute. There she provided community outreach and education related to sexual abuse prevention and childhood trauma, while also developing and managing a state grant-funded community-based TF-CBT implementation in North Philadelphia. She also developed and/or managed several other successful projects related to the dissemination of mental health services in non-
traditional settings within distressed communities.

Natalie began her career working with adjudicated youth in day treatment, and later continued as a clinician providing treatment to youth with problem sexual behaviors in various levels of care. She expanded her work to focus on trauma through the lifespan, having worked mostly with children and adolescents with sexually reactive behaviors, child, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual abuse, returning citizens with substance use histories, trans people of color working in the sex trade, and men
who pay for sex. Natalie has worked intimately with several systems, including mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, managed-care, corrections, and in schools. She has experience as a grant writer and proposal reviewer, as well as a project manager.

Natalie is has received training in EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT, CSEC 101 and the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma. She uses a trauma-informed, culturally humble approach to all of her work. She holds degrees from the Pennsylvania state University, University Park Campus (B.A., Psychology) and from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City (M.A., Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling). Natalie is also an active member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, where she has served in several leadership positions, and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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