Clinical Assistant Professor
701 W. Pratt Street, 4th Floor
Education and Training
BS, Purdue University
MSW, University of Maryland
MA, Johns Hopkins University
Attachment, Mindfulness, Fussy Baby Network, FAN (Facilitated Attuned iNteraction), NCAST, Trauma, Homelessness, Young Children, Grief, Photographic Baby Life Books, Family Engagement
Heffron, MaryClaire, Gilkerson, Linda, Cosgrove, Kim, Heller, Sherryl Scott, Imberger, Jaci, Leviton, Audrey, Mueller, Mary, Norris-Shortle, Carole, Phillips, Caroline, Spielman, Eda, Wasserman, Kate “Using the FAN Approach to Deepen Trauma-Informed Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.” Zero to Three Volume 36 No.6, July 2016.
Cosgrove, Kim, Norris-Shortle, Carole “Let’s Spend More Time Together Like This!”: Fussy Baby Network Infusion in Baltimore Homeless Nursery Program. Zero to Three Vol 35 No.3,January 2015.
Bloom Connolly, Amy, Cosgrove, Kim, Norris-Shortle, Carole, Taylor, Susan “Mindful Awareness Play”. Play Therapy, Volume 6 (4), Dec 2011.
Melly, Alison, Cosgrove, Kimberly, Norris-Shortle, Carole, Kiser, Laurel, Levey, Eric, Coble, Catherine, Leviton, Audrey. “Supporting Positive Parenting for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness”. Zero to Three, January 2010.
Norris-Shortle, Carole, Melley, Alison, Kiser, Laurel, Levey, Eric Cosgrove, Kim and Leviton, Audrey. “Targeted Interventions for Homeless Children at a Therapeutic Nursery”. Zero to Three, Volume 26 (4), March 2006.
Norris-Shortle, Carole, Parks, Peggy L., Walden, Carol, and Hayman-Hamilton, Julia. "Photographic Baby Life Book for Inner City Parents". Journal of Family Psychotherapy, Volume 10(3), 1999
Norris-Shortle, Carole, Colletta, Nancy, Cohen, Martha, and McCombs, Regina. "Sibling Therapy with Children under Three". Child and Adolescent Social Work, Volume 12, Number 4, August 1995.
Norris-Shortle, Carole and Cohen, Ruth. "Home Visits Revisited", Social Casework, Volume 68, January 1987.
Norris-Shortle, Carole and Kahoe, Gloria. "Hospital's Community Projects Benefit Students, Parents", Hospitals, December 1978
Clinical Specialty Details
2017 Spring FAN Train the Trainer for Non-Profit Maryland Agencies.
2017 March FAN Level I Training in Pittsburg for FBN National.
2016 May World Association of Infant Mental Health, “Staying in the Hard Places: Facilitating Attuned Interaction Midst Family and Community Unrest” Prague, Chez
2016, Spring FAN Level II Facilitation of Supervisors, Prince George’s Co, Maryland
2016 March National Meeting Fussy Baby Network, two presentations: Mindfulness Interventions, and Project for Level II Facilitation of Developmental Therapists. Chicago, IL.
2016 Oct FAN Level I Training, Prince George’s County, Maryland
2016 Oct National Meeting Fussy Baby Network, Three Presentations: Sand Tray& Mindfulness, Mindfulness in FAN work, MSDE Project Summary. Baltimore MD.
2016 Oct DEC (Division for Early Childhood) ”Supporting Parenting Capacity & Building Parent Child Relationships: The FAN Method. Louisville, Kentucky.
2016 Nov NAECHY (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth)”Supporting Infant Mental Health with Very Young Children and Their Parents During the Challenges of Homelessness” Orlando, FL
2016 Nov MD/DC Play Therapy Association, “Curious Explorer & Curious Observer; Music, Movement, and Mindful Play with High-Risk Young Children & Their Parents. Silver Springs, Maryland
Awards and Affiliations
2016 National Trainer level in FAN Facilitation, Fussy Baby Network.
2015 Mentorship level of Training in FAN Facilitation, Fussy Baby Network.
2014 Alma Troccoli Award for Early Childhood Mental Health Advocacy, University of Maryland.
2012 Recognized by University of Maryland School of Social Work as one of 50 Heroes for Justice.
2010 Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Department of Child psychiatry, 60th Gala Celebration of the Dept of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Maryland
2007 Anita L. Spietz Outstanding National NCAST Instructor Award
2002 Award for Excellence in Field Instruction by Un of MD School of Social Work
2001 Accepted as a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor
2004-79 Listed in "Who's Who of American Women".
1990 Listed in "Who's Who in Human Services".
2015-Present World Association of Infant Mental Health
1972–Present National Association of Social Work
1977-Present Academy of Certified Social Workers
1980-Present American Association Marriage & Family Therapy
1985–1997 International Association Infant Mental Health
1999–Present International Play Therapy Association
1986-1990 Maryland/DC Association of Infant Mental Health (Charter Member)