She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health Psychology and Trauma Psychology, editor of the Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Human Lactation, Child Abuse & Neglect, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Kendall-Tackett is a La Leche League leader, chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce, and the Area Coordinator of Leaders for La Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire. Kendall-Tackett specializes in synthesizing current research on breastfeeding and related fields, facilitating the provision of evidence-based care.
She is an academic researcher who also works clinically with mothers as a Lactation Consultant/LLL Leader. Kendall-Tackett has a long-standing interest in maternal depression, the lifetime health effects of childhood abuse, the link between trauma and chronic pain, and the psychological aspects of breastfeeding.
Children and youth spend an average of about 6 hours a day in school. Aggression and victimization rates escalate as students increase in peer status, until they approach the very top of the social status pyramid, where they rise above the fray, and aggression and victimization rates begin to plummet.
(Faris & Felmlee, 2011 Bullying and harassment (B & H) have traditionally been considered rites of passage, something all children and youth must go through. It has only been in the past 25 years or so that this pervasive issue has received international attention.
Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.