started Building Better Futures in 2014 because she has a passion for working with parents dealing with challenging behavior. She has personal experience raising a child with challenging behavior, which has developed within her a deep compassion for other parents. She has been there herself, and she understands the stress, worry and daily struggles.
In addition to her personal experience, Jennifer is also a licensed social worker with experience in a variety of clinical settings. She shares her knowledge and expertise in a way that is practical, relevant and non-judgmental. Jennifer is a national speaker on the topics of mental health in schools, trauma, challenging behavior and mindfulness.
In addition to coaching parents, she works as an educational consultant in New York State, where she provides training and 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 adults and children as they work together as partners in learning.