Briana Herman-Brand, MSW, has been working with youth and adults for 20 years to heal and transform the root causes and impacts of trauma and oppression. Through training, facilitation, and coaching she supports individuals and communities to build skills at the intersections of healing and justice. She is a Lead Teacher with the organization, Generative Somatics, where she teaches courses nationally on trauma healing and embodied leadership for educators, counselors, and social justice leaders. Since 2003, Briana has worked in King County public schools and non-profits, supporting youth to interrupt cycles of violence while building collective power and dignity. For the past 6 years, Briana has been sharing her Trauma-Informed Practice/Healing Justice framework with providers who want to increase the power and sustainability of their work. Briana has worked extensively in the fields of domestic and sexual violence, White anti-racism, LGBTQ experience, transformative/restorative justice, and community organizing.
In 2015, Briana realized her dream of becoming a parent. She is now challenged on a daily basis to apply the principles of healing justice to the “youthwork” of parenting.