Meeting your students’ social and emotional needs in the classroom is foundational to effective learning. It’s a difficult job among typical learners, let alone with students who have a trauma history and more demanding mental health or behavioral challenges.
Mental health expert Jennifer Bashant details how using a trauma-informed approach will greatly reduce, even eliminate, challenging behavior in your classroom. Using her practical, easy-to-use strategies based on the latest research, every educator can create a classroom where all students feel welcomed, supported, and ready to learn.
Jennifer L. Bashant, Ph.D., LMSW, MA, is a sought-after presenter on the topics of mental health, trauma, restorative justice and mindfulness in schools. As a licensed clinical social worker with experience in a variety of clinical settings, Jennifer shares her clinical knowledge and expertise with educators in a way that is both practical and relevant.
Dr. Bashant started her own business, Building Better Futures, LLC, through which she extends her work with children exhibiting challenging behavior. She is an educational consultant in New York State, where she provides training and embedded coaching to educators regarding the most behaviorally challenging students. Her approach is trauma-sensitive and strengths-based, and she seeks to foster collaborative relationships between educators and students as they work together as partners in learning.
Jennifer has been trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, Restorative Justice and the Mindful Schools curriculum for K-12 students. As a certified DiSC Leadership and Work Style Trainer, Jennifer also trains teachers about how to communicate more effectively.
Financial: Dr. Jennifer Bashant is the founder and CEO of Building Better Futures, LLC. She is a guest lecturer at the University at Albany. Dr. Bashant receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jennifer Bashant is a volunteer presenter for the City Mission of Schenectady.
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