Courageous Conversations – Addressing Trauma During Times of Crisis Part 1

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing!

In part 1 of this free, online series, issue experts from Partnership with Children, Jasmin Berrios, Angela Jefferson, and Lola Martin will guide participants through answering the following questions:

  • What does addressing trauma in young people look like given the changes brought on by COVID-19?
  • How has this changed since the crisis started?
  • Are there present, short-term, and long-term mechanisms/supports that staff can put into place?
  • How can organizations be forward-thinking in using these learnings to shape future work with young people?
  • What does trauma-informed responsiveness look like—especially considering a DEI lens?

Participants will come away with answers to these questions as well as resources, best practices, and strategies to support frontline staff working with young people.

Who Should Attend:

  • Staff and leadership of organizations working with young people
  • Direct service providers who work with young people


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Speaker Bios

Jasmin Berrios LCSW, CLC
Program Director, Partnership with Children
Jasmin Berrios is an outstanding psychotherapist with a keen ability to compassionately identify key factors that significantly affect the lives of the community she serves. With over 15 years of experience providing leadership and direct service in the social/mental health, educational, non-profit/community and healthcare service arenas, Jasmin is passionate about supporting people and communities in their restorative journey as they move towards happier, healthier and empowered paths forward.
Currently, Jasmin is a Program Director at Partnership with Children, supporting four of its Community Schools. She also has a private psychotherapy practice, is a leadership/program consultant, a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), a Professional Organizer and member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). As a therapist, her approach is eclectic and trauma-informed and is inclusive of various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Anti-oppressive, Experiential, Play and Person-Centered therapies, among others. Jasmin earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego, her master’s degree in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and completed postgraduate training in Relational Trauma Therapy and Attachment Focused Family Therapy from Ackerman Institute for the Family. Prior to her current role at PwC, she served as the Program Director for Healthy Families New York, a home-based program focused on improving maternal/infant health outcomes and early childhood development.
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Angela Jefferson
Vice President of Programs, Partnership with Children
Angela supervises Partnership with Children’s staff and programs in the schools where we run social work programs. She has dedicated more than fifteen years of her career as a social worker to working with community based organizations, schools, and health care agencies throughout New York City, primarily serving neighborhoods that disproportionately experience the challenges of community violence, teen pregnancy, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and health disparities.
Angela has extensive experience as both a direct practice clinician and as a clinical supervisor. Prior to joining Partnership with Children she served as the Director of Family Support Services for the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone. Angela has a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University as well as postmaster’s training from NYU and the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
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Lola Martin, LCSW
Clinical Director, Partnership with Children
Lola Martin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, serving as a Clinical Director at Partnership with Children and as a seasoned child and adolescent therapist through a private practice. As Clinical Director, Lola oversees and provides clinical supervision to several school-based mental health programs ranging from elementary school through high school. Lola has served as a leader and clinician in the field of school and community-based social work for over 14 years.
Her experience has centered on supervising staff, providing ongoing therapy and support to children and their families, facilitating restorative circles, support groups and professional development for public school teachers and staff, workshops for parents, classroom and school-wide interventions, as well as clinical supervision, and professional development for her organization as a whole. Lola has also facilitated workshops at various conferences including NCADV centering on domestic violence, healthy relationships, and violence intervention programs. Lola is also a co-chair of Partnership with Children’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and serves as a facilitator of “Anti-Racism 101” trainings for staff. She firmly believes in developing the day-to-day “muscle” of individuals and organizations to walk in the truly reflective work of becoming anti-racist. Lola holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Science and Policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She has also received additional training in Play Therapy from Western State Connecticut University and the University of North Texas.
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