Jennifer (Jenny) Sloan, LMSW, CTP-C has more than 15 years of experience working with children youth and families in the fields of education and social work. Jenny earned her Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education (K-12) with a dual Major in Sociology from Michigan State University, where she also taught undergraduate courses in the Integrated Social Sciences Department. Jenny began her career as a certified music educator in the Detroit Public Schools system; where she taught K-12 General and Instrumental Music as the director of award-winning instrumental music programs, and served as a specialized student services instructor with cognitively impaired youth. Jenny later completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, after which she worked as a home-based therapist with children and families referred through the Child Welfare Department in Wayne County, Detroit. She has been employed with Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services (SJJS) since 2009, where she began as a therapist working with youth adjudicated of violent and sex offenses. Throughout her tenure at SJJS, Jenny has been a lead contributor to therapeutic programming, authored company publications, and conducted ongoing trainings for the agency’s clinicians, management, direct care employees, community stakeholders (court officials, care management organizations, etc.) and partnering graduate schools and universities. As the Associate Clinical Director at SJJS, Jenny oversees clinical programming and development, supervises clinical supervisors and Master’s level clinicians, and conducts company and community trainings. Driven by her persistent interest in the intersections of trauma and delinquency, Jenny facilitates trainings including Trauma Informed Care Programming and Practices, Attachment Theory, Stress, Trauma & the Brain, and Cultural Humility/Competency. Jenny is a Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP-C) and Certified Trainer, and holds certification in Core Supervision through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Jenny supervises Master’s level clinical interns as a Field Instructor with several colleges and universities, and actively attends state, national and international conferences, trainings and workshops on advancing research and treatment practices.
With her supervisees and colleagues, Jenny promotes the crucial practice of maintaining effective self care, and adheres to her own suggestions by maintaining a regular yoga practice. Jenny also remains active in the arts community as a musician in a local community concert ensemble, and a regular patron of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
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