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 co-chairs the prevention committee for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and is a member of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, co-chairing the National Plan to Prevent Child Sexual abuse sub-committee. Jenny frequently contributes as a task group member in national discussions on sexual abuse prevention advocacy with organizations such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Dept. of Justice.
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 four years.