Dr. Funda Bachini has been working in behavioral health since 2001. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked in behavioral health hospitals, schools, and social services. This provided her with the opportunity to see children in various stages of development and in varied life circumstances. It was in during these experiences that her fascination with the brain and human behavior evolved into a passion for helping children and their families. After attending Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she completed both her residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Bachini serves as an advocate for children and their families, striving to help parents, educators, and all those in a child’s world come to understand the unique circumstances which have shaped their minds and continue to influence their behaviors. Through speaking at conferences and in the community, she hopes to help destigmatize mental health and empower children and their families. On the inpatient unit, an overwhelming number of children have been through trauma and many have DCS involvement. The unit is currently moving toward a trauma-informed model and provides assessment, stabilization, psychoeducation, and recommendations for outpatient care. Through the fellowship, the Department of Psychiatry at Phoenix Children’s Hospital aims to continue to develop well-informed, innovative, and caring providers to continue to care for our patients. Ultimately, the goal is to intervene early and in a meaningful way, as to stop intergenerational trauma and improve quality of life both physically and emotionally. When not at work, she enjoys travel and time with her family.