Stacy Blythe is a Registered Nurse and a Research Academic. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children in out-of-home care and their families (birth/foster/adoptive). As a lecturer in Infant Mental Health, she is particularly interested in infants and children who experienced prenatal exposure to harmful substances (eg. illicit drugs). In addition to her nursing, teaching and research qualifications, Stacy has post-graduate certification in Developmental Trauma. Stacy has also been an authorised foster carer for 17+ years. Drawing on her skills as a nurse, knowledge as a researcher and experience as a carer, Stacy provides training to health care workers, social service providers, educators, foster/kinship carers and adoptive parents in relation to working with children who have experienced trauma and prenatal substance exposure.