Blogs by Ms Jen.

Questions for Trauma-Sensitive Decision-Making in Education

Questions for Trauma-Sensitive Decision-Making

A shorter version of “Questions for Trauma-Sensitive Decision-Making” was included on the Attachment & Trauma Network’s blog in the fall of 2020. Read it to explore four questions that will help you make trauma-sensitive decisions during the pandemic and beyond.

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Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19

Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19

Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19: Your Trauma-Sensitive Back-to-School Transition Plan releases this month. I wrote it for every educator who is wondering how to support students in the wake of the pandemic. COVID-19 is a collective trauma that is

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Trauma-Sensitive Student Support During School Closures: Practical Strategies for Helping Caregivers Help Kids

Trauma-Sensitive Student Support

After watching my webinar with Brookes Publishing that shares this title, read this post to explore eleven activities designed for youth and their caregivers. Use them to provide trauma-sensitive student support during school closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The

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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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Helping One Another Be Safe and Feel Safe Helps Everyone Learn

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here! Perhaps you’re wondering, “Why should educators be building trauma-sensitive schools?” And, “Who is Ms. Jen?” Let’s dive into answers to both questions below. Who is Ms. Jen? Let me start by saying that I’m

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