Alia Berry MSW LSW, as a licensed community-based social worker, has over 20 years experience working with ages 0 to 60 in a variety of settings from daycares to schools to group homes to correctional facilities.
Alia brings a macro level skill set with the community’s micro-level needs in mind as she continues to keep the pulse on the people through graduations and baby showers but also unfortunately at funerals and sentencing hearings...goal setting on the block and hugs at a red light; crisis interventionist, mentor and sidewalk case manager. Yet formalizing ideas/visions and organic processes, ensuring the effectiveness of programs and collecting data to help shape strategy is a strength of hers. Alia has a history in leadership roles where she built innovative, evidence-based programming, designed systems for sustainability and trained service providers for implementation and team building with a special focus on ‘Heal the Healers’ support.
As an LSW, Alia is also dually certified in Elementary/Special Education, a certified School Social Worker, holds a Masters Degree which focused on Violence Against Women and Children with a concentration on Perpetrators and is a certified Grief & Loss Specialist. Her professional focus is in community-based violence intervention and prevention, serving individuals before, during and after incarceration through a variety of healing modalities which are trauma-informed and seek to address the mental health roots which manifest into violent behavior.
As principal consultant of Seeds & Berries, Alia provides capacity building support, national training and direct clinical services in schools, nonprofits and the government sector.