Woodjerry Seraphin is a Mental Health Practitioner and a Servant Leader. Throughout his professional career, Woodjerry has focused his work on improving life outcomes and opportunities for marginalized youth through direct practice, community organizing, research, public policy, and law. His primary interests and experiences have been in counseling, community-based participatory initiatives, education, school-based mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice diversion, and program implementation and evaluation.
In his current role, he oversees the development and implementation of effective systems, policies, and best practices that support children’s optimal health and development through school-family-community partnerships. He coordinates the dissemination and implementation of multiple evidence-based treatment initiatives and programs for children with behavioral health concerns in New York City public schools, with a particular focus on training and site-based consultation.
Woodjerry also provides therapy on a part-time basis as a licensed master social worker and consults with youth-serving organizations to create quality services delivery and sustainable system improvements. As a thought leader and social justice champion, Woodjerry teaches, facilitates workshops, and develops curriculum on systems of oppression, diversity and inclusion, and different mental health topics.
Woodjerry holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St Louis and a bachelor’s degree in Family Youth & Community Sciences from the University of Florida. In his spare time, Woodjerry enjoys traveling and reading books on how to create a beloved world.
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