Core Instructional Faculty
Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, Ph.D.
Dr. Strolin-Goltzman is an implementation scholar who has received several state and federal research grants on the implementation of trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches to enhancing child well-being. She conducts interdisciplinary evaluation and implementation research in child welfare, mental health, and school settings. She has taught research and practice courses in Social Work and Education. Her areas of expertise include organizational change and the implementation of resiliency-based interventions for children, youth, and families.
University of Vermont
Haley Woodside-Jiron is Associate Professor in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the neuroscience of education, how chronic stress and trauma affect learning and development, and school change. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in child development, brain research and learning theory, and critical literacy. Dr. Woodside-Jiron currently Chairs the Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group for the American Education Research Association and has published in a variety of journals including Educational Researcher, Equity & Excellence in Education, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, and Reading Research Quarterly.
Jennifer Jorgenson, LICSW
Part Time Faculty, Team Lead of The Child Welfare Training Partnership Foster Care Training Team
Jennifer is Team Lead for the Kin, Foster and Adoptive Families (KFAF) training team with the Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership (CWTP) at UVM. 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.