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Support for Grieving Students

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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Institute 

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Counseling Grieving Students

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Ms. Jen is a passionate leader in the movement to build trauma-sensitive schools. As an experienced educator, trauma expert, author, and professional development facilitator, she knows that trauma-sensitive educators can make a positive difference in the lives of students, one relationship at a time. She also understands that each team has unique needs. Ms. Jen would be delighted to tailor professional development to your school, district, or organization. Right now, multiple organizations are scheduling a 3.0 hour presentation called “Responding to Collective Trauma: How to Prioritize Safety, Connection, Regulation, and Learning During COVID-19.” Contact Ms. Jen today to start the conversation or to schedule a presentation 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

  • Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Keynote
  • Understanding Trauma & Its Effects
  • Necessary Paradigm Shifts
  • Trauma-Sensitive Discipline Practices
  • Trauma-Informed MTSS
  • Educator Wellbeing
  • Helping Everyone Get Regulated
  • Understanding Attachment & Its Effects
  • Meeting the Needs of Severely Traumatized Youth
  • Supporting Students & Staff During COVID-19
  • When Grief Comes to School
  • Responding to Students & Staff After Collective Trauma

Events at a Glance

  • January 5-6, 2021  Online Level I Trainings for Palm Springs School District in California
  • January 18, 2021 – Online “Helping Students Get Regulated” Training for Muscatine Schools in IA
  • February 6, 2021 – Online “Self-Care” Workshop for Green Bay Education Association, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • February 12, 2021 – Online Seminars re: Adolescent Depression and Anxiety
  • February 12, 2021 – Online Seminar “Meeting the Needs of Traumatized Youth: Part I” for Beloit Schools in Wisconsin
  • February 16, 2021 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation at ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Virtual Conference
  • February 26, 2021 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation for Central Rivers Area Education Agency
  • February 27, 2021 – Online Level I Training for Early Childhood Educators for Drake University in IA
  • March 3, 2021 – Online Seminar “Meeting the Needs of Traumatized Youth: Part II” for Beloit Schools in Wisconsin
  • March 8, 2021 – Presentation on Trauma-Sensitive Schools for Horizon School Division in Canada
  • March 12, 2021 – Virtual Level I Training for Institute of Child Psychology in Canada
  • March 13, 2021 – Virtual “Trauma-Sensitive Discipline Practices” Presentation at the NEA Virtual Leadership Summit
  • March 21, 2021 – Online 1-Hour Pay-What-You-Can Seminar “Providing Closure in a Stressful School Year”
  • March 24, 2021 – Virtual Level III Training for NICAO Head Start in IA
  • March 24, 2021 – “Parenting Strategies for Children in Stressful Times” Online Presentation for Region #10 Public Schools in Connecticut
  • March 27, 2021 – Online Level I Training for Early Childhood Educators for Drake University in IA
  • March 31, 2021 – Online Seminar “Self-Care Practices” – Learn more here.
  • March 31, 2021 – “Supporting Teen Mental Health” Online Presentation for Region #10 Public Schools in Connecticut
  • April 1, 2021 – In-Person Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for Bettendorf School District in IA
  • April 6, 2021  Online Level II Trainings for Palm Springs School District in California
  • April 7, 2021 – Online Seminar “Meeting the Needs of Traumatized Youth: Part III” for Beloit Schools in Wisconsin
  • April 26, 2021 – Online Self-Care Seminar for Drake’s HeadStart Programming in IA
  • April 30, 2021 – Virtual Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for LA Mission College in California
  • May 4, 11, 18, 2021 – Online Level I Training for Child Care Resource & Referral in Mason City, IA
  • May 6 thru June 10, 2021 – Online Class “Helping Educators Understand and Address Racial Trauma on Thursdays 
  • May 27, 2021 – Online Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19 Training for Region VII Head Start 
  • June 14, 2021 – Online Level I Training fo Oconee County Schools in South Carolina
  • June 15, 2021 – Online Level I Training fro Oconee County Schools in 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 – “Reflecting on Schooling During a Pandemic” Online Presentation for FOCUS 21 Conference in Iowa
  • July 20, 2021 – Presenting Virtually at Annual Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference
  • July 22-23, 2021 – ICAP Head Start Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19 Training in New Castle, Indiana
  • July 27-29, 2021  Online Seminars for Palm Springs School District in California
  • August 3, 2021 – Virtual Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation for Beloit Public Schools in Wisconsin
  • August 11, 2021 – Virtual Introduction to Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools for East Aurora, NY School District
  • August 17-19, 2021 – Multi-Day Training for Secondary Educators for Bettendorf School District in Iowa
  • August 20, 2021 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Seminar for Kingsley Elementary in Waterloo, IA
  • August 25, 2021 – Early Childhood Trauma-Sensitive Learning Environments Training for Siouxland Head Start in Iowa
  • August 27, 2021 – Virtual Responding to Collective Trauma Training for Cunningham Intermediate School in Beloit, WI
  • August 30, 2021 – Webinar for Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company
  • September 1-2, 2021 – Advanced Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for Brookfield Schools and Programs in New Jersey
  • September 3, 2021 – Trauma-Sensitivity Presentation for East Aurora, New York School District
  • September 8, 2021 – Self-Care Virtual Presentation for Head Start Staff in Polk County, FL
  • September 13, 2021 – Presentation on Improving Educator Wellbeing at the MISIC Conference in Iowa*
  • September 23, 2021 – Virtual Universal Trauma-Informed Instruction & Supports Presentation for Colorado DOE Symposium
  • September 24, 2021 – Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for Kingsley Elementary in Waterloo, IA
  • September 30, 2021 – Presenting How to Help Traumatized Youth Get Regulated at the ATTACh Conference in Minneapolis, MN – Learn more here.
  • October 8, 2021 – Trauma-Sensitive Discipline Training for Siouxland Head Start in Iowa
  • October 8, 2021– Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for Kingsley Elementary in Waterloo, IA
  • October 12, 2021 – Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for East Aurora, New York School District
  • November 4, 2021 – “Reflecting on COVID-19” Presentation at the Trauma-Informed Schools Institute – Learn more here.
  • November 10-12, 2021 – “Getting Regulated” Presentation at the Bridging to Resilience Conference – Learn more here.
  • February 1-4, 2021  – “Helping Students Get Regulated” at the Virtual Council for Exceptional Children Conference – Learn more here.

Stay tuned for more to come

  • January 20, 2020 – Level I Training for Madison-Grant School District in Fairmount, Indiana
  • February 16, 2020 – Session re: Helping Students Get Regulated at ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 5, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitive Leadership Presentation for Iowa Superintendents at MBAEA in Bettendorf, AEA
  • March 14, 2020 – Session re: Trauma-Sensitive Discipline Practices at the NEA National Leadership Summit, Orlando, Florida*
  • March 17-18, 2020 – Level I-II Training in Terre Haute, Indiana*
  • March 20, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, Independence, IA*
  • 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 – Level I Training for Mission College, Los Angeles, California*
  • June 8-11, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Institute for Onconee School District, South Carolina
  • June 17-18, 2020 – Level I-II Training for Mississippi Bend AEA in IA
  • June 22-23, 2020 – Level I-II Training Online
  • June 29-30, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley
  • July 20-21, 2020 – Session re: Helping Students Get Regulated at #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 in IA
  • August 6, 2020 – Session re: Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools at UNI’s TIC Conference, Cedar Falls, IA*
  • August 10, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School Online Seminar: COVID-19 Tips
  • August 17-18, 2020 – Level I-II Training for NICAO Head Start in IA
  • August 19, 2020 – Level I Training for North Union School District in IA
  • August 20, 2020 – Level I Training for Postville School District in IA
  • August 21, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development for MFL MarMac Schools in IA
  • August 31, 2020 – *Free* Brookes Webinar at 2 p.m. eastern time – “Help for Stressed Educators During COVID-19: Noticing and Meeting Teacher Needs as Schools Reopen”
  • September 1, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitivity Training for South Tama School District in IA
  • September 2, 2020 – Level I Training for Marlborough Schools in Connecticut
  • September 5, 2020 – Ms. Jen’s Back-to-School Online Seminar: Educator Self-Care
  • September 9, 2020 – *Free* Brookes Webinar at 2 p.m. eastern time – “Supporting Stressed Students During COVID-19: Noticing and Meeting Children’s Needs As Schools Reopen
  • September 14, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation at MISIC Conference in IA*
  • September 16, 2020 – Trauma-Sensitivity Training for South Tama School District in IA*
  • 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, IA
  • October 20, 2020 – Online Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, IA
  • October 27, 2020 – Online Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, IA
  • November 3, 2020 – Level II Training for Marlborough Schools in 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 pandemic.
  • January 2, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training for North Mahaska Schools, IA
  • January 21, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • February 18, 2019 – Deep Dive Session at ATN’s National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools in Washington DC
  • March 16, 2019 – Presentation at the NEA National Leadership Summit in Denver, Colorado
  • March 20, 2019 – Webinar with Brookes Publishing @ 3:00 pm ET
  • 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 – Free community presentation for CREA in Cedar Rapids, IA at the library from 5:00-8:00 pm
  • June 5, 2019 – Online book club – #1 of 6
  • June 12, 2019 – Training for Wartburg College, Allison Iowa Foster Parent Association, & Monarch Therapy Services in Waverly, IA
  • June 17, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Training in Cedar Falls, IA
  • June 19, 2019 – Online book club – #2 of 6
  • June 30, 2019 – Presentation re: Trauma-Sensitive Schools at ASCA in 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, IA
  • July 22, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level I Training in Cedar Falls, IA
  • July 23, 2019 – Ms. Jen’s Level II Training in Cedar Falls, IA
  • July 24, 2019 – Online book club – #4 of 6
  • July 25, 2019 – Event at the UNI Bookstore in Cedar Falls, IA
  • August 7, 2019 – Online book club – #5 of 6
  • August 14, 2019 – Online book club – #6 of 6
  • August 15, 2019 – Level I Training for Audubon Schools, IA
  • August 19, 2019 – Level I Training for Pocahontas Schools, IA
  • August 20, 2019 – Level I Training for Calamus-Wheatland Schools, IA
  • September 13, 2019 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation for Cedar Falls Schools, IA
  • September 16, 2019 – Trauma-Sensitive Schools Presentation for North Mahaska Schools, IA
  • September 21, 2019 – National Education Association Presentations re: Self-Care for Educational Coaches in Chicago, Illinois
  • October 28, 2019 – Presentation re: ACEs at Cedar Falls Mental Health Night, IA
  • 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 – Trauma-Sensitivity Training for Child Care Resource & Referral, Waterloo, IA
  • December 12, 2019 – NEA Webinar re: Educator Self-Care
  • March, 18, 2018 – “Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Exploring the ‘What Works’ and ‘Why” at the NEA National Education Summit in Chicago, Illinois
  • July 15-17, 2018 – Ms. Jen’s Level 1 Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training in Cedar Falls, IA
  • August 14, 2018 – “The Trauma-Sensitive School: Exploring What Works and Why” at “Resilience: The Science of Hope-Promoting Positive PL-ACES” Conference at St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center in Minnesota
  • October 20, 2018 – Keynote address and breakout sessions at the Indiana State Teachers Association’s Rising Educators Conference in Noblesville, Indiana
  • March 13, 2017 – 1-day ATN Training Called “Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools” for the Crystal Lake School District in Illinois
  • May 1, 2017 – “Why Trauma-Sensitive Schools” for the Attachment & Trauma Network’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit
  • October 12, 2017 – “What’s a Trauma-Sensitive School & Why Should We Create One?” for ATN at the ATTACh conference in Denver, Colorado
  • November 22, 2017 – “What’s a Trauma-Sensitive School & Why Should We Create One?” for the Cedar Falls School District in IA
  • March 7, 2016 – Co-presented a Presentation with ATN Entitled “Creating Trauma-Sensitive School Experiences for At-Risk Youth” at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia
  • March 16-17, 2016 – Echo Parenting & Education’s Changing the Paradigm Conference entitled “Building Trauma-Informed Schools & Communities” with ATN in Los Angeles, California
  • June, 2016 – Co-presented a 1-day ATN Training in Somerville, New Jersey re: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools
  • November 6, 2016 – “Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools” as a Pre-Conference Session at the Iowa School Counselor Association Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • April, 2015 – “Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools” at the Professional School Counselor Conference at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • July 30, 2015-August 1, 2015 – Co-Presented “Creating Trauma-Sensitive School Experiences for Our Children” with ATN at the North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference in Long Beach, California
  • October, 2014 – Interviewee for the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN)’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit

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