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Blogs by Ms Jen.

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 for 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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Pre-Order Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Pre-Order Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

I’m excited to announce that my new book is available for pre-order on the Brookes Publishing website. Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Your Guide to Creating Safe, Supportive Learning Environments for All Students details how trauma impacts youth. Additionally, it describes exactly

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Grounding Exercise

Grounding Technique for Students and Staff

It’s nearly back to school time for many of us as educators! It’s exciting. Of course, it can also be stressful. When experiencing stress responses, it can be helpful for students and staff in trauma-sensitive environments to use a grounding

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Why Trauma-Sensitive Schools?

Why Trauma-Sensitive Schools?

I’m very excited to help kick-off the Attachment & Trauma Network’s 2017 “Educating Traumatized Children” Summit by sharing why trauma-sensitive schools are so important. I also have a resource to give you. Childhood trauma negatively affects at least one in

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