Jennifer is an adjunct in Social Work at Champlain College and has been since 2015 upon moving to Vermont. Prior to living in Vermont, Jennifer taught at Ball State University and Northern Kentucky University.
Jennifer's is currently the Team Lead for the Kin, Foster and Adoptive Families (KFAF) training team with the Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership (CWTP) at the University of Vermont. In her role, she oversees an evidence and competency based training curriculum for foster, kin and adoptive caregivers across the state and provides support to the KFAF Training Coordinators. Prior to joining CWTP, Jennifer obtained both clinical and child welfare experience through her time as a Director of Treatment Services for a child abuse prevention and treatment agency, an outpatient therapist, a therapeutic residential center therapist and Membership Director for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A Licensed Independent and Clinical Social Worker, Jennifer obtained her BSW at Ball State University and her MSW at Indiana University. She is a Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and trainer, and Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) therapist.
Jorgenson, J., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Bielawski-Branch, A., Beaudry, J., & Richard, J. (2017) An innovative model for supporting pre-adoptive placements: screening, cross system collaboration, and trauma informed parent management training. In Strand & Sprang (Eds.) Developing Trauma Informed Child Welfare Agencies and Services. New York: Springer Publications.
Utilizing trauma intensive skills training with Resource Parents, National Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, Washington D.C. (2016)
Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Skills, VFAFA, South Burlington, VT (2015)
How to facilitate social and healthy coping skills psychoeducation groups, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky KIDS ARE WORTH IT CONFERENCE, Louisville, Kentucky (2011)
Children with Sexualized Behavior Problems, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana (2005)
"Students are such an important part of creating systems change and I am so excited by the energy and commitment of students to be trauma informed."