The Trauma-Sensitive School is a practical, accessible guide to building learning environments that ensure safety, develop regulation skills, and grow caring relationships for all students, including those who have experienced trauma.
Jen Alexander is a school counselor, speaker and consultant for Attachment and Trauma Network (ATN), and a co-leader of their Trauma Sensitive Task Force, in charge of professional development trainings for schools and districts. Ms. Jen is an educator with over fifteen years of experience helping youth (some traumatized, some not) as a former special education teacher and current school counselor in Iowa. She holds degrees in psychology and special education teaching, as well as a masters degree in professional school counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a nationally certified counselor and registered school-based play therapist. Jen is also a mom, presenter, and someone who appreciates all things creative.