Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Self-Care Stickies for Educators in the New Year

Self-Care Stickies for Educators

Learn how to improve your self-care practices using self-care stickies. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions. Happy New Year (if you celebrate that at this time of year)! It can be a great time to set personal goals. I will lose

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Lending a Hand to Traumatized Youth

Lend a Hand to Traumatized Youth

Relationships between trauma-sensitive educators and traumatized children must include both nurture and challenge. When should educators lean more into nurturing? And, when is it better to challenge? Read the post below to better understand answers to these questions. You’ll also

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Ms. Jen's Self-Care Bingo for Educators and Other Helpers

Self-Care Bingo for Educators

While self-care is important every day, it’s especially important to focus on it in the fall when the layers of all things are rolling. It’s stressful because if you’re like me, you’re trying to juggle it all. Such as… Loving,

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Mindful Minutes for the Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Mindful Minutes in Your Classroom

Daily trauma-sensitive mindfulness practice at school can help youth and adults get regulated. When I introduce the concept of mindfulness to students of any age, I describe it as practicing a calm body, caring heart, and focused mind. When I

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The River of Feelings

The River of Feelings Improves Regulation

Thanks so much to everyone who joined my webinar with Brookes Publishing this week. I enjoyed teaching you about the River of Feelings, which is a visual from my new book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Your Guide to Creating Safe, Supportive

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