Lauren Wiley, M.Ed., holds a masters degree and certificates in infant studies and infant mental health from Erikson and is an Illinois-certified Type 04 Early Childhood teacher. She has extensive experience working with children, parents, and early childhood professionals in school systems, mental health agencies, and residential treatment programs.

She has consulted on the assessment and treatment of young children, adolescents, and their families in the Early Intervention System, the Department of Children and Family Services, community mental health agencies, and residential treatment facilities. Most recently, she was the director of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project at Erikson Institute. Her consulting practice Bambini, Inc. provides training and consultation around children’s mental health issues.