Emma Bergman

Emma Bergman brings their passion for positive youth development and background in dynamic clinical intervention to their work as a school social worker and facilitator. Trained in clinical social work, Emma has been providing clinical services and therapy, as well as training and facilitation with youth programs for several years. Emma's commitment to active learning and engagement balanced with supportive counseling and safe environment coalesced at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory and continues to grow throughout their career in the field.

Emma is particularly committed to using trauma informed principles and practices that attend to social location and intersectional oppression in supporting equitable best practice for all youth. Emma believes that SEL is deeply human and universal for adults and youth alike, and is committed to using clinical skills and knowledge to contribute to a more equitable world in which all youth have access to high quality school day and out of school time programming. In their free time Emma enjoys cycling, gardening, engaging in community initiatives, baking, boxing, boating, and participating in revolution.