Nancy C. Compton
Board of Directors
Nancy C. Compton, PhD, is an associate clinical professor at the University of California Child Trauma Research Project.Nancy has worked at the UCSF Child Trauma Research Project since the program’s inception in 1996. Nancy is also director of research at the Whole Child Initiative, a project launched by Jane Goodall and Marion Wright Edelman with the mission of identifying and supporting model projects for traumatized women and children around the world. Previously she was a child development specialist at the UCSF Infant Parent Program and a domestic violence specialist for the Alameda County Superior Court and District Attorney’s office; she also developed a center for pregnant and parenting Puerto Rican teenagers and their children in Massachusetts. Nancy co-authored Losing a Parent to Death in the Early Years: Guidelines for the Treatment of Traumatic Bereavement in Infancy and Childhood which was published by Zero to Three Press and has been used around the world following disasters. She is also the author of African American Children who have Experienced Homelessness: Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience, and she co-authored a book on teenage pregnancy for the National Education Association. Nancy has lectured extensively in the area of trauma and loss.