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Ms. Jen is a passionate about partnering with you in the movement to build trauma-sensitive schools. As an experienced educator, trauma expert, author, and trainer, she understands that each team has unique needs. Ms. Jen would be delighted to tailor professional development to your school, district, or organization. Connect with Ms. Jen today to start the conversation or to schedule a keynote presentation or training for your group. 

Building Trauma Sensitive Schools with Ms Jen

 Ms. Jen asked, “On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being most important), how important do you think it is for all educators to receive training like this on building trauma-sensitive schools?”

Popular Topics

  • Becoming a Trauma-Sensitive Educator Keynote
  • Early Childhood Trauma-Sensitive Education
  • Understanding Trauma & Its Effects
  • Helping Everyone Get Regulated
  • Preventing Challenging Behavior
  • “Get Regulated” Curriculum
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Necessary Paradigm Shifts
  • Trauma-Sensitive Discipline Practices
  • Trauma-Informed MTSS
  • Understanding Attachment & Its Effects
  • Meeting the Needs of Severely Traumatized Youth
  • Helping Others Help Kids
  • Educator Wellbeing
  • When Grief Comes to School
  • Feeling, Dealing, and Healing After a Crisis

2024+ Events at a Glance

  • January – Lexington, Kentucky
  • January – Denton, Maryland
  • February – Ankeny, Iowa
  • February – Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • February – Dallas, Texas
  • February – West Des Moines, Iowa
  • February – Denton, Maryland
  • March – Denton, Maryland
  • April – Pocahontas, Iowa
  • April – Winter Haven, Florida
  • April – Denton, Maryland
  • April – Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • January – Bruceton, West Virginia 
  • January  – Chattanooga, Tennessee 
  • January  – Baltimore, Maryland 
  • January – Waterloo, Iowa 
  • January – Danville, Pennsylvania 
  • January – Carson, Washington 
  • February – Flint, Michigan
  • February – Bullhead City, Arizona 
  • February – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • February – Waterloo, Iowa
  • February – Waukee, Iowa
  • February – Houston, Texas
  • February – Carson, Washington
  • March – Louisville, Kentucky
  • April  – Flint, Michigan 
  • April – Chattanooga, Tennessee 
  • April – Waukee, Iowa
  • May – Waukee, Iowa
  • May – Carson, Washington
  • May – Bullhead City, Arizona
  • June – Des Moines, Iowa
  • June – Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference 2023
  • July – Lexington, Kentucky
  • July – Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • July – Moss Point, Mississippi
  • August – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • August – Waukee, Iowa
  • August – West Des Moines, Iowa
  • September – Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • September – Grundy Center, Iowa
  • October – Denton, Maryland
  • November – Denton, Maryland
  • November – Urbandale, Iowa
  • December – Ottumwa, Iowa
  • February 1, 2022 – Virtual Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • February 11, 2022 – ADM School District, Iowa
  • February 17, 2022 – MISIC, Iowa
  • February 19, 2022 – Green Bay Education Association, Wisconsin
  • February 21, 2022 – Houston, Texas
  • March 12, 2022 – LA Mission College, California
  • March 18, 2022 – Region #10 Public Schools, Connecticut
  • March 23, 2022 –Baltimore Lab School, Maryland
  • March 25, 2022 – LA Mission College, California
  • March 30, 2022 – Eason Elementary in Waukee, Iowa
  • March 31-April 1, 2022 – Head Start in New Castle, Indiana
  • April 23, 2022 – Institute of Child Psychology Conference, Canada
  • April 27, 2022 – District of Niagara, Canada
  • April 29, 202 – Iowa Association of the Education of Young Children – Des Moines, Iowa
  • April 30, 2022 – LA Mission College, California
  • May 6, 2022 – Bruceton School, West Virginia
  • May 6, 2022 – LA Mission College, California
  • May 23, 2022 – Easter Seals of Des Moines, Iowa
  • June 1-2, 2022 – Irvington Schools, Indiana
  • June 15, 2022 – Nashville, Tennessee
  • June 20 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • June 23, 2022 – FOCUS Conference, Iowa
  • July 14, 2022 – Jackson County, Mississippi
  • August 2, 2022 – Oconee County Schools, South Carolina
  • August 5, 2022 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • August 15, 2022 – Eason Elementary in Waukee, Iowa
  • August 19, 2022 – University of Northern Iowa
  • August 23-24, 2022 – Carson, Washington
  • September 23, 2022 – Online Seminar
  • October 3, 2022 – Bruceton School, Preston County Schools, West Virginia
  • October 17, 2022 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • October 19, 2022 – Eason Elementary in Waukee, Iowa
  • October 27-28, 2022 – Niagara, Canada
  • November 8, 2022 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • December 13, 2022 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • December 14, 2022 – Flint, Michigan
  • January 5-6, 2021 – Palm Springs School District, California
  • January 18, 2021 – Muscatine Schools, Iowa
  • February 6, 2021 – Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • February 12, 2021 – Online Seminar re: Adolescent Depression and Anxiety
  • February 12, 2021 – Beloit Schools, Wisconsin
  • February 16, 2021 – ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Virtual Conference
  • February 26, 2021 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation for Central Rivers Area Education Agency
  • February 27, 2021 – Drake University, Iowa
  • March 3, 2021 – Beloit Schools, Wisconsin
  • March 8, 2021 – Horizon School Division, Canada
  • March 12, 2021 – Institute of Child Psychology, Canada
  • March 13, 2021 – NEA Virtual Leadership Summit
  • March 24, 2021 – NICAO Head Start in IA
  • March 24, 2021 – Region #10 Public Schools, Connecticut
  • March 27, 2021 – Drake University, Iowa
  • March 31, 2021 – Region #10 Public Schools, Connecticut
  • April 1, 2021 – Bettendorf School District, Iowa
  • April 6, 2021 – Palm Springs School District, California
  • April 7, 2021 – Beloit Schools, Wisconsin
  • April 26, 2021 – Drake’s Head Start Programming, Iowa
  • April 30, 2021 – LA Mission College, California
  • May 4, 11, 18, 2021 – Child Care Resource & Referral, Mason City, Iowa
  • May 27, 2021 – Region VII Head Start 
  • June 14-15, 2021 – Oconee County Schools, South Carolina
  • June 21, 2021 – Ms. Jen’s Summer Online Institute – Level I Course
  • June 22, 2021 – Ms. Jen’s Summer Online Institute – Level II Course
  • June 23-24, 2021 – Ms. Jen’s Summer Online Institute – Level III Course
  • June 24, 2021 – FOCUS 21 Conference, Iowa
  • July 20, 2021 – Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference
  • July 22-23, 2021 – ICAP Head Start, New Castle, Indiana
  • July 27-29, 2021 – Palm Springs School District, California
  • August 3, 2021 – Beloit Public Schools, Wisconsin
  • August 11, 2021 – East Aurora, New York
  • August 17-19, 2021 – Bettendorf School District, Iowa
  • August 20, 2021 – Kingsley Elementary, Waterloo, Iowa
  • August 25, 2021 – Siouxland Head Start, Iowa
  • August 27, 2021 – Cunningham Intermediate School, Beloit, Wisconsin
  • August 30, 2021 – Webinar for Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company
  • September 1-2, 2021 – Brookfield Schools and Programs, New Jersey
  • September 3, 2021 – East Aurora, New York School
  • September 8, 2021 – Head Start Staff, Polk County, Florida
  • September 23, 2021 – Colorado DOE Symposium
  • September 24, 2021 – Kingsley Elementary, Waterloo, Iowa
  • September 30, 2021 – ATTACh Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • October 8, 2021 – Siouxland Head Start, Iowa
  • October 8, 2021 – Kingsley Elementary in Waterloo, Iowa
  • October 12, 2021 – East Aurora, New York School
  • November 4, 2021 – Trauma-Informed Schools Institute
  • November 10-12, 2021 – Bridging to Resilience Conference
  • November 12, 2021 – Francophone School Authority, Canada
  • January 20, 2020 – Fairmount, Indiana
  • February 16, 2020 – ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 5, 2020 – Presentation for Iowa Superintendents at MBAEA in Bettendorf, Iowa
  • March 14, 2020 – NEA National Leadership Summit, Orlando, Florida*
  • March 17-18, 2020 – Terre Haute, Indiana*
  • March 20, 2020 – Child Care Resource & Referral, Independence, Iowa*
  • March 20, 2020 – “Trauma-Sensitive School Support During School Closures” Webinar for Brookes Publishing
  • April 1, 2020 – “Trauma-Sensitive School Support During School Closures” Webinar for Brookes Publishing
  • April 25, 2020 – Mission College, Los Angeles, California*
  • June 8-11, 2020 – Training Institute for Onconee School District, South Carolina
  • June 17-18, 2020 – Mississippi Bend AEA, Iowa
  • June 22-23, 2020 – Level I-II Training Online
  • June 29-30, 2020 – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley, Waterloo, Iowa
  • July 20-21, 2020 – #TIENetwork2020, Nashville, Tennessee*
  • July 29, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School After COVID-19 Online Seminar
  • August 3-4, 2020 – Level I-II Training for Mississippi Bend AEA, Iowa
  • August 6, 2020 – UNI’s TIC Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa*
  • August 10, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School Online Seminar: COVID-19 Tips
  • August 17-18, 2020 – NICAO Head Start, Iowa
  • August 19, 2020 – North Union School District, Iowa
  • August 20, 2020 – Postville School District, Iowa
  • August 21, 2020 – MFL MarMac Schools, Iowa
  • August 31, 2020 – Paul H. Brookes Webinar 
  • September 1, 2020 – South Tama School District, Iowa
  • September 2, 2020 – Marlborough Schools, Connecticut
  • September 5, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School Online Seminar: Educator Self-Care
  • September 9, 2020 – Paul H. Brookes Webinar
  • September 14, 2020 – MISIC Conference, Iowa*
  • September 16, 2020 – South Tama School District, Iowa*
  • October 10, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School Online Seminar: Helping Kids Get Regulated
  • October 13, 2020 – Online Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, Iowa
  • October 20, 2020 – Online Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, Iowa
  • October 27, 2020 – Online Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, Iowa
  • November 3, 2020 – Marlborough Schools, Connecticut
  • November 7, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School Online Seminar: Community Care & Support
  • November 19, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Online Fall Institute – Level I Course
  • November 20, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Online Fall Institute – Level II Course
  • November 21, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Online Fall Institute – Level III Course
*Date(s) rescheduled or canceled at the time of the COVID-19 pandemi
  • January 2, 2019 – North Mahaska Schools, Iowa
  • January 21, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • February 18, 2019 – ATN’s National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools in Washington DC
  • March 16, 2019 – NEA National Leadership Summit, Denver, Colorado
  • March 20, 2019 – Paul H. Brookes Publishing Webinar
  • April 27, 2019 – Book signing at UNI Bookstore in Cedar Falls, IA from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • May 2, 2019 – CFEA book signing in Cedar Falls, IA from 4:30-5:50 at the library
  • May 8, 2019 – Presentation at the University of Northern Iowa
  • May 22, 2019 – Presentation for CREA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the library from 5:00-8:00 pm
  • June 5, 2019 – Online book club – #1 of 6
  • June 12, 2019 – Wartburg College, Allison Iowa Foster Parent Association, & Monarch Services, Waverly, IA
  • June 17, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • June 19, 2019 – Online book club – #2 of 6
  • June 30, 2019 – ASCA, Boston, Massachusetts
  • July 10, 2019 – Online book club – #3 of 6
  • July 15-16, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I and Level II Trainings in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • July 22, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • July 23, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level II Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • July 24, 2019 – Online book club – #4 of 6
  • July 25, 2019 – Event at the UNI Bookstore in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • August 7, 2019 – Online book club – #5 of 6
  • August 14, 2019 – Online book club – #6 of 6
  • August 15, 2019 – Audubon Schools, Iowa
  • August 19, 2019 – Pocahontas Schools, Iowa
  • August 20, 2019 – Calamus-Wheatland Schools, Iowa
  • September 13, 2019 – Cedar Falls Schools, Iowa
  • September 16, 2019 – North Mahaska Schools, Iowa
  • September 21, 2019 – National Education Association Presentations, Chicago, Illinois
  • October 28, 2019 – Cedar Falls Mental Health Night, Iowa
  • October 30, 2019 – Presentation at the University of Northern Iowa
  • November 15-16, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I-II Trainings in Des Moines, Iowa
  • December 7, 2019 – Child Care Resource & Referral, Waterloo, Iowa
  • December 12, 2019 – NEA Webinar
  • March, 18, 2018 – NEA National Education Summit, Chicago, Illinois
  • July 15-17, 2018 – Ms. Jen’s Level 1 Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • August 14, 2018 – Resilience: The Science of Hope-Promoting Positive PL-ACES Conference, St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • October 20, 2018 – Keynote address and breakout sessions, Indiana State Teachers Association’s Rising Educators Conference, Noblesville, Indiana
  • March 13, 2017 – ATN Training, Crystal Lake School District, Illinois
  • May 1, 2017 – Attachment & Trauma Network’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit
  • October 12, 2017 – ATTACh conference, Denver, Colorado
  • November 22, 2017 – Cedar Falls School District, Iowa
  • March 7, 2016 – National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah, Georgia
  • March 16-17, 2016 – Echo Parenting & Education’s Changing the Paradigm Conference, Los Angeles, California
  • June, 2016 – ATN Training, Somerville, New Jersey 
  • November 6, 2016 – Iowa School Counselor Association Conference, Des Moines, Iowa
  • April, 2015 – AEA 267 Professional School Counselor Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • July 30, 2015-August 1, 2015 – North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference, Long Beach, California
  • October, 2014 – Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN)’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit

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