I’m glad you’re here. My name is Jen Alexander. As an experienced educator, trauma expert, author, and professional development facilitator, I believe that trauma-sensitive educators can make a positive difference in the lives of students, one relationship at a time. That’s why I’m a passionate leader in the movement to build trauma-sensitive schools. Known by children and adults alike as “Ms. Jen,” I love helping kids—and giving others what they need to help kids, too. Whether you’re an educator or community member who is committed to supporting all youth, I invite you to learn with me. Together, we can build supportive learning environments that help everyone feel safe, be connected, get regulated, and learn.

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Connect with Ms. Jen through a free initial consultation to discover your next step in a building a trauma-sensitive environment.

Explore events and training opportunities that will help everyone feel safe and be ready to learn.

Make a difference with support and coaching from Ms. Jen’s team. 

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What others are saying...

Every year we hold a Summer Institute for faculty and staff to provide professional development opportunities. We were a little worried about having to host these opportunities virtually this year. Ms. Jen and her team provided a wonderful virtual experience for all our participants. Their support ranged from helping folks troubleshoot technology issues to facilitating dynamic small group discussions and activities. Not only was the information relevant with building trauma-sensitive schools, it also brought awareness to addressing the adult needs in our school buildings. We are excited and energized to move forward with #NoticeTheNeed #MeetTheNeed.
Ahnna GibsonAssistant Dir. of Special Education, Oconee County Schools, South Carolina
Ten minutes into the training and I knew I was in a PD where I would learn something useful about the real struggles of every day teaching and learning!
Lana Wanders, Preschool Teacher, North Mahaska Schools
This training helps educators better understand the impact of trauma and attachment issues on student success. Ms. Jen helps professionals change their perceptions and reactions to behaviors, which will result in positive learning outcomes for students.
Jenny BeckerUniversity of Northern Iowa, Social Work
I learned that 1 in 4 students has had school success negatively impacted by trauma. We should treat everyone as if they have experienced trauma so that we can meet the needs of all kids and no one is overlooked.
Sam SpeakerGrades 6-7 Language Arts Teacher, Starmont Community School District
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Whether Ms. Jen is hosting a learning opportunity or tailoring a presentation or seminar for your group, educators explore how to prevent trauma through schoolwide change. Participants also discover how to sensitively respond to individuals who have experienced too much stress.

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