Who We Are

Every child is precious.

Hope & Healing JAX equips ALL who touch the lives of children with what they need, so they can give children what they need. 

Every child should feel precious, loved & safe.

Equipping ALL who touch the lives of children with what they need, so they can in turn give children what they need thereby creating an integrated ecosystem that will improve the everyday lives of children and families.

Leadership Team

Kirsten Freitag Murray
Executive Director
Hope & Healing JAX, Inc. 

Jennifer Bradstreet, MSW, LCSW
Director of Operations
Hope & Healing JAX, Inc.

Jacquelyn Green, CPM
Circuit 4 Community Development Administrator
Office of Child & Family Well-Being
Florida Department of Children and Families

Leading Toward:

1. Foster Awareness & Culture Change

Create a trauma informed culture of awareness, knowledge, care, safety, and connection in the entire community (with neighborhoods as the centers) and within provider agencies to bring about education, resolution, and healing of trauma through customized TBRI®, trauma informed care, and Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) training to all sectors.

2. Prevent and Reduce ACEs and Trauma

Deliver trauma responsive interventions through Systems of Care networks of Prevention, Intervention and Treatment services that prevent and reduce trauma/ACEs including evaluation activities with measured outcomes.

3. Nurture Connection and Learning Communities

Strengthen and widen networks among community members with neighborhoods as the center and engage with professionals from all sectors to share resources, with research around TBRI®, trauma informed care and PACEs best practices as the core work.

Steering Committee

Betsy Boyce
Program Coordinator

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Warren Buck
Community Partnerships Manager

City Year Jacksonville

Betsy Dobbins, Esq., MSW
Executive Director

Center for Children’s Rights

Jada Hunter, MSW
Executive Director

Center of Hope at Emmett Reed
Community Reinvestment, Family Support Services

Danté Jennings
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Alefia Landry
Senior Director of Operations

Crawford Early Learning Center at Sulzbacher Village

Elizabeth Sizler, LCSW
Quality Improvement Clinical Director


Katrina Taylor 
Director of School Behavioral Health

Office of Student Discipline and Support Service
Duval County Public Schools

Action Groups

School & Community Engagement Action Group

Co-chairs: Katrina Taylor & Jada Hunter

Purpose: To increase family and community engagement in PACEs/TBRI/trauma-informed training and practice.

Implementation Action Group: Training, Development & Evaluation 

Co-chairs: Warren Buck, Elizabeth Sizler, and Betsy Boyce


  • Training: Identify opportunities and coordinate Hope & Healing 101 Trainings.
  • Development: Consult and implement best practice models to support healing centered community initiatives based on readiness. See: Community Connection Guide.
  • Evaluation: Compile inclusive and representative common shared measures (both qualitative and quantitative) and collect and analyze data. 

Transforming Cultures of Care Action Group

Co-chairs: Betsy Dobbins, Danté Jennings and Alefia Landry

Purpose: To improve connection to services for children involved with DCF and the Justice system, including access to insurance. 

Messaging & Communications Action Group

Co-chairs: Jen Bradstreet and Kirsten Murray


  • To message attachment, positive discipline, family cohesion, PACEs, TBRI/TIC trainings, events, Nurture Groups, etc.
  • To celebrate collaborative accomplishments, community stories of healing/resilience, and progress highlights.

Funder Action Group

Co-chairs: Jacquelyn Green, Jennifer Bradstreet and Kirsten Murray

Purpose: To convene & mobilize diverse funders to support this work and practice of H&HJAX within trauma-informed and resilience-building frameworks resulting in reduced child maltreatment, policy reform and systems change.