Ivan received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Morehouse College and a Masters degree in Social Administration with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Ivan is a Licensed Social Worker and Research Associate at the Center on Trauma and Adversity. His research interests are centered around trauma-informed practice, healing centered engagement, and building trauma-informed systems. Ivan's work will be involved mostly in projects focused on supporting the establishment of Trauma-Informed Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers (NRRCs) in the City of Cleveland: delivering training programs, leading the evaluation programs, conducting surveys, and supporting the development of protocol and procedures for Trauma-informed support service teams and program implementation plans. Ivan's desire is to support the development of organizations that promote healing for youth and families experiencing trauma and victimization.
Center on Trauma and Adversity
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences