Contemporary child welfare practice places workers in contact with the most difficult cases of abuse and neglect. Children birth to age three represent 28% of DCFS indicated reports of maltreatment – more than any other age group DCFS records. This presentation provides a framework of clinical reflective supervision that supports workers, supervisors, and therapists in identifying, acknowledging, and thinking about maltreatment. We will explore the normal parent-child relationships in the earliest years of life, parent attunement and dissociation, and parallel process. In particular, we will explore supervisory strategies aimed to help early childhood professionals support family growth, rather than replicate patterns of maltreatment. This workshop is appropriate for any professionals working with families with children aged birth through three, as well as children birth through five.