Image-Ms. Jen's Summer 2019 Trainings.png

Join us for upcoming learning opportunities with Ms. Jen. Then, help lead the change as we build trauma-sensitive schools.

Trainings are grounded in neuroscience research paired with practical suggestions related to creating a safe, supportive school culture and utilizing trauma-informed RTI to meet the needs of all kids. Implementing restorative discipline practices is emphasized. Throughout, educator self-care is prioritized.

Specifically, educators will gain an understanding of not only how childhood trauma impacts the attendance, behavior, and academic achievement of many youth in every single classroom, every day, but they will also learn how to work with colleagues to care for themselves first and then, help all students in both preventive and responsive ways.

With Ms. Jen, your team will know they are learning from someone who has been in their shoes – someone who successfully navigates the realities of responding to the many and varied needs of learners in today’s schools. And, someone who knows firsthand how stressful this work can be for educators themselves.

By working together, we can build trauma-sensitive schools, help all students learn at high levels, and promote resilience. In doing so, we will cultivate hope for all kids, entire communities, and one another as professionals.

Seats for Ms. Jen’s summer 2019 trainings in Cedar Falls, Iowa are available here. Register soon as seats are limited.

Specific learnings for the Level I and Level II trainings are described in Ms. Jen’s Summer 2019 Trainings.

Interested in scheduling Ms. Jen for a presentation or training? Check out the information in the document called Schedule Ms. Jen Near You.

Image-Book Ms. Jen Near You.png

Level I (“Exploring What Works and Why”) and Level II (“Creating a Plan for Change”) are trauma-sensitive trainings that can be offered at your site. Each training is explained in the document linked above.

Shorter keynote presentations and conference break-outs are available as well, including 1) a focus on the trauma-sensitive paradigm shifts that help educators help all kids, 2) an introduction to the effects of childhood trauma on students at school and what educators can begin to do to help, 3) trauma-sensitive discipline practices, and 4) using the river of feelings to help all students get regulated, and 5) meeting the needs of severely traumatized youth.

Consultation and coaching can also be arranged upon request.

For more information, reach out at

Here’s what participants have said about trauma-sensitive schools trainings with Ms. Jen:

“Ten minutes into the training and knew I was in a PD where I would learn something useful about the real struggles of every day teaching and learning!” – Lana Wanders, Preschool Teacher, North Mahaska Schools

“I learned that 1 in 4 students has had school success negatively impacted by trauma. We should treat everyone as if they have experienced trauma so that we can meet the needs of all our kids and no one is overlooked.” – Sam Speakar, Grades 6-7 Language Arts Teacher, Starmont Community School District

“This training helps educators better understand the impact of trauma and attachment issues on student success. Ms. Jen helps professionals change their perceptions and reactions to behaviors, which will result in positive learning outcomes for students.” – Jenny Becker, University of Northern Iowa, Social Work.