Cheryl Burack is the Executive Director of Family Centered Services of CT (Family CT) and an early adopter of Circle of Security Parenting. Family CT wants all families to be safe and nurturing places where children can succeed and has been a pioneer in developing innovative home-based services to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. Ms. Burack has presented the agency’s school-based child abuse prevention and parenting with a mental illness programs nationally. Ms. Burack has worked with the Attachment Network of CT to create a “culture of attachment” in CT Communities, most recently partnering with the United Way of Greater New Haven to present a poster at the 16th World Congress of Infant Mental Health, Spreading Circle of Security® Parenting™ in New Haven, CT. Before coming to Family CT, Ms. Burack developed the Family Ties Family Resource Center and Youth and Family Emergency Services Programs at the Waterbury, CT Youth Service System. She was a founding member and first President of the Connecticut State Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She was a contributing author to the training curriculum for The Connecticut Victim Assistance Academy (2001) and to Parental Psychiatric Disorder, Distressed Parents and their Families 2nd Edition (2004). She currently serves on the CT Medical Home Advisory Council and is a member of the CT Early Childhood Alliance and The Safe Babies Court Team.