Specializing in policy, advocacy and intervention in adolescent mental health


Jessica Chock-Goldman, LCSW is the School Social Worker at Stuyvesant High School.  She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at NYU School of Social Work focusing on restructuring how mental health and suicidal ideation are addressed within the Department of Education (DOE).  She is a Guest Lecturer at NYU School of Social Work, Lehman College School of Social Work, and a member of the DOE Guidance Leadership Committee, working with School Social Workers and School Counselors to address racism and oppression in DOE.  She also started the first Peer-to-Peer support group for school clinicians, providing peer supervision regarding the upswing of suicidal ideation, self-harm and drug use in middle and high schools.  She has two years of advanced clinical training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the adviser to Stuyvesant’s LGBTQ club.



Academic Presentations

  • Harvard Medical School, Presenter, "High Achievement, High Stress, High Suicide Rate: Lessons from the Asian Community," January 2021.

  • National Association of Social Work-NYC (NASW-NYC), "Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Youth in the Time of COVID-19" Continuing Education Training, October 2020.

  • Good Grief, "Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Schools During COVID-19," Continuing Education Training, October 2020. 

  • National Association of Social Work (NASW), Conference Presenter, "The Interplay of Culture and Adolescent Suicide: Academics, Acculturation and School Social Work Intervention," June 2020.

  • American Association of Suicidology, Conference Presenter, "The Interplay of Culture and Adolescent Suicide: High-Achieving Adolescents, Acculturation and Social Work Intervention," April 2020.

  • National Association of School Social Workers, "Suicide Prevention in Schools," March 2020

  • NYU School of Social Work, "Suicide Prevention in Schools," February 2020.

  • CUNY/Lehman College, Continuing Education Training, "Suicide Prevention for School Aged Youth," February 2020.

  • Boston College, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Accepted Paper Presentation, October 2019.

  • New York State Suicide Prevention Conference, Conference Presenter, “Suicide Prevention for High Achieving Adolescents,” September 2019. 

  • Lehman College School of Social Work, Guest Lecturer, “How to Assess for Suicidal Ideation in Schools,” December 2018.




© 2020 by Jessica Chock-Goldman.