Circles of Safety Presenters
Jenny Coleman, LMHC, has been working in child welfare for 30 years; as a clinician, educator and advocate. Her background has been steeped in community and relationship based approaches, grounded on non-violence and trauma-informed models. In 2011, she joined Stop It Now! as their Helpline Director, and now serves as their Director, overseeing a national child sexual abuse prevention program. She presents globally; training individuals and youth serving organizations in primary prevention. She serves on the prevention committee for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), serving also on additional prevention task forces and initiatives.
Micah Waxman, MS, is a Helpline Consultant and Training Associate at Stop It Now! with over 10 years of experience in social services. Previously they served as a Program Director for residential and outreach programs for people with traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays and mental health concerns. Micah received a BA in Philosophy and Latin at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MS in Forensic Psychology from American International College. They have worked for Stop It Now! since 2015 on the helpline, and have been training Circles of Safety to youth-serving professionals for the past two years.
Adam Edwards, MPA, is the Training and Instructional Design Specialist for Justice Resource Institute. He received his Bachelor's in Nonprofit and Arts Administration from UMass Amherst and his MPA from Anna Maria College. Adam has worked in classroom and training environments for over 15 years in the public and private sectors from Early Intervention programs through adult learners, with a particular focus on adaptive curriculum development and behavioral support. He currently serves as the LMS administrator for JRI, and is focused on engaging learners with new and innovative content. He is a member of the JRI Trauma Response Network, and is an Instructor certified by American Red Cross as well as the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center. He is excited to be completing his trainer certification for Teen Mental Health First Aid this summer. Adam remains committed to utilizing art as a tool of Social Justice, and raising awareness of Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Stigma.