Dr. Strolin-Goltzman is a Professor of Special Education. She is an implementation scholar focusing on interventions to improve social and emotional wellbeing of children, youth, families across child welfare, mental health, and school settings. She has served as Principal Investigator on several comprehensive implementation research grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Her work in public child welfare has included a focus on organizational interventions and systems change.

Professor Strolin-Goltzman currently serves as the Director of the Child Welfare Training Partnership. Her clinical practice experience includes child welfare and adolescent substance abuse treatment. She is trained in CBT, adventure based/wilderness therapy, and expressive arts modalities. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and skiing with her family in the Vermont  and Adirondack mountains


Sullivan, A., Breslend, N. L., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Bielawski-Branch, A., Jorgenson, J., Deaver, A. H., & Forehand, R. (2019). Feasibility investigation: Leveraging smartphone technology in trauma and behavior management-informed training for foster caregivers. Children and Youth Services Review.

Bessette, B., Cota, S., & Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2018). Placing strengths at the center: Implementing a trauma-informed, collaborative case planning process for children and youth in foster care using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool.  APSAC Advisor.

Peisch, V., Sullivan, A., Bresland, N., Benoit, R., Forehand, R., Forehand, G., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Sigmund, S. (2018). Parental opioid abuse: A review of child outcomes, parenting, and parenting interventions. Child and Family Studies.

Meyer, L., Patton, C., & Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2018). TIPS for tuning in: Trauma informed strategies for foster families and educators in supporting children with disabilities. Young Exceptional Children, Monograph #17.

Strolin-Goltzman, J., McCrae, J., & Emery, T. (2017). Trauma-informed resource parent training and the impact on knowledge acquisition, parenting self-efficacy, and child behavior outcomes: A pilot of the RPC+. Journal of Public Child Welfare,

Siegel, D. & Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2017). Adoption competency and trauma-informed practices with adoptive families. Special issue introduction, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 98(3), 167-168.

Strolin-Goltzman, J., Kollar, S., Shea, K., Walcott, C., & Ward, S. (2016). Building a landscape of resilience after workplace violence in public child welfare. Children and Youth Service Review, 71, 250-256.

Strolin-Goltzman, J., Woodhouse, V., Suter, J., & Werrbach, M. (2016). A mixed method study on educational well-being and resilience among youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 30-36.

Schroeter, MK., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Suter, J., Werrbach, M., Hayden-West, K., Wilkins, Z., Gagnon, M., & Rock, J. (2015) Foster youth perceptions on educational well-being:  a participatory action research study.  Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 96(4): 227-233. doi:

Strolin-Goltzman, J., Sisselman, A., Melekis, K., & Auerbach, C. (2014) Understanding  the relationship between school-based health center use, school connection and academic performance.  Health and Social Work: NASW Journal, 39(2), 83-91. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlu018

Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2014). Fostering educational well-being: Lessons for better outcomes with youth in care. Editorial, Families in Society: The journal of contemporary social services, 95(2), p. 79-81. doi:

Claiborne, N., Auerbach, C., Lawrence, C., McGowan, B., Lawson, H., McCarthy, M., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Caringi, J., & Briar-Lawson, K. (2014). Design teams as an organizational intervention to improve job satisfaction and worker turnover in public child welfare. Journal of Family Strengths, 14(1), 12.

Matto, H., Hajiyane, M., Kost, M., Marshall, J., Wiley, J. Strolin-Goltzman, J., & Khatiwada, M. & VanMeter, J. (2013). Functional magnetic resonance imaging clinical trial of a dual-processing treatment protocol for substance-dependent adults.  Research on Social Work Practice, 24, 659-669. doi:10.1177/1049731513515056

Matto, H. C., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Hadjiyane, M. C., Vanmeter, J., Kost, M., Marshall, J. K., & Wiley, J. (2013). Clinical trial of an innovative dual-processing group therapy relapse prevention protocol conducted in a community-based setting. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 8(4), 240-261.

Lawrence, C.K., Strolin-Goltzman, J.S., Caringi, J., Claiborne, N., McCarthy, M., Butts, E., and O’Connell, K. (2013).  Designing evaluations in child welfare organizations: An approach for administrators. Administration in Social Work, 37(1), 3-13.

Sisselman, A., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Auerbach, C. & Sharon, L. (2012) Innovative services offered by school based health centers in New York City.  Children and Schools, 34(4): 213-221. doi: 10.1093/cs/cds010

Beder, J., Postiglione, P., & Strolin-Goltzman, J. (2012). Social work in the veterans administration hospital system:  Impact of the work.  Social Work in Health Care, 51(8), 661-679.

Strolin-Goltzman, J., Sisselman, A., Auerbach, C., Sharon, L. Spolter, S. & Corn, T. (2012) The moderating effect of school type on the relationship between school based health centers and the learning environment.   Social Work in Public Health, 27(7), 699-709.


Matto, H.C., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Ballan, M. (2013). (Eds.) Neuroscience for Social Work: Implications for practice, policy, and research. New York: Springer Publications.

Book Chapters

Jorgenson, J., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Bielawski-Branch, A., Beaudry, J., & Richard, J. (forthcoming) An innovative model for supporting pre-adoptive placements: Screening, cross system collaboration, and trauma-informed parent management training. In Strand & Sprang (Eds.) Developing Trauma Informed Child Welfare Agencies and Services. New York: Springer Publications.

Woodside-Jiron, H., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Suter, J. (2013). How neuroscience can inform educational practices for youth involved in the child welfare system. In Matto, H.C., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Ballan, M. (Eds.) Neuroscience for Social Work: Implications for practice, policy, and research. New York: Springer Publications.

Matto, H.C., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Ballan, M. (2013). (Eds.) Introduction. In Matto, H.C., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Ballan, M. (Eds.) Neuroscience for Social Work: Implications for practice, policy, and research. New York: Springer Publications.

Awards and Recognition

Joseph Abruscato Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship – UVM College of Education and Social Services

American School Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics – Top Paper of the Year

National Institute of Drug Abuse – Inductee to the National Hispanic Science Network

New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center Dissertation Fellowship

Associations and Affiliations

Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Jessica Strolin-Goltzman headshot

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Addictions/substance abuse
  • Child and family welfare
  • Implementation research
  • Organizational development
  • Research methods
  • Social work practice
  • Trauma and resilience


  • Ph.D. in Social Work from SUNY Albany
  • M.S.W. in Social Work from SUNY Albany


  • 802-656-2173
Office Location:

Waterman 539C

Courses Taught

Comparative education and social services in the Azores, Portugal ; Promoting well being for children and youth who have experienced trauma and; Social Work Practice (MSW); Social work research methods; Trauma Informed practice in child welfare, mental health, and schools