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Kristy Eaton

Continuity Lead

(317) 509-5590
IU Bloomington


Dr. Kristy Eaton has over 27 years of experience as a mental health practitioner and administrator. Her university work is based on helping school district personnel create innovative and trauma responsive services and supports to meet the social emotional and mental health needs of students, so they can learn and achieve at their highest potential. Eaton is committed to developing and sustaining both communities of practice and evidence-based practices in mental health. Bringing research to practice is critical to her work and aligns with the mission of the Irsay Institute.

Dr. Eaton is a past Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellow and received formal training from Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. She has presented her work at local, state, regional, and national levels. She regularly conducts webinars on mental health practice issues, hosts an annual mental health and education conference, and guest lectures in the School of Social Work at Indiana University. Committed to ensuring the number of licensed mental health professionals rises to meet the ever-growing demand, Eaton contributes by spending a few hours each week providing clinical supervision for new social workers and serving as a therapist for children and their families.