Jennifer King, DSW, LISW. Preparing Future Social Workers
Dr. Jennifer King is a trauma therapist-turned-academic. An Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. King works to prepare future social workers to engage in practice that is rooted in the neurobiology of trauma and healing and embodies great reverence for the multitude of ways survivors survive. She draws from her practice experience working with traumatized kids and families to create the types of learning opportunities and supports she needed when she was a new therapist in the field.
Dr. King is the Chair of the Graduate Certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice Program, and the Director of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Fellowship program. Through a partnership with Dr. Bruce Perry and the Neurosequential Network, she created the first comprehensive program to train social work students in this innovative, neurobiologically-informed model via classroom instruction and field experience.
She is also: a mom to 3, an unschooler, a wife, partner, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, and human in the year 2021.
In This Episode
- Jennifer’s website
- Jennifer on Twitter
- The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook — What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing, Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz