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Jennifer Rogers

Dr. Jennifer Rogers is the Founder of Rogers Training Solutions, LLC.  She works teachers, counselors, support staff, parents and administrators on developing tools and strategies to increase positive student outcomes and decrease burnout. Rogers Training Solutions, LLC provides consulting, professional development, workshops, coaching, one-on-one leadership support for individuals and organizations exploring social, emotional, and behavioral interventions in school environments. Clients are provided skills and strategies to increase positive outcomes for schools, students, and staff. Professional development and trainings are tailored to meet the specific needs of your staff and organization. 

Dr. Rogers background has reflected a strong commitment to children and adolescents and their families for over 20 years.  She has worked with school districts across the country as a school counselor, researcher, administrator, coach trainer, and consultant.  Schools benefit from her experience as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and training as a counselor educator to create programs to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral needs for students. 

Dr. Rogers has been published in counseling journals and textbooks.  She has presented her work at state and regional conferences.  She has written two manuscripts that augment adult capabilities to work with youth.  One is a group counseling intervention for children that uses experiential games, artistic expression, and community service to foster prosocial skills. The P.L.A.Y Group is a group intervention and curriculum designed to foster prosocial skills including understanding feelings, sharing, helping, empathy and kindness. It also teaches students peer relational skills such as friendship, getting along, standing up for yourself, cooperation, and working with peers. It is a systematic person-centered theoretical program focused on two specific constructs that have been identified by intervention and research to aid in the development of interpersonal relationships.

 The second is called Leading for Change: Advocating for Positive School Culture Through Whole School Social Emotional Learning. This book is a first-person account of real world implementation of systems change in a school setting and provides an advocacy framework and resources.  There is an emphasis on the importance of process during implementation that considers local context, group behaviors and motivations, relationships and interactions, and the skills of those who take on the role of a systems change agent.

The purpose of Dr. Rogers work is to provide immediate ideas and strategies for adults to make their lives and the lives of children better.  The intent is to help those who feel stuck, without a champion, or someone to help them, and give them ways to work through some of their daily challenges.  The strategies for systemic and personal change for educators and parents to improve the overall school culture as well as the social, emotional, and behavioral skills for youth in and out of school environments.


Areas of expertise
  • Counseling
  • School Culture
  • Social Emotional Learning

Workshops

  • System Change Strategies for Your School: In this professional development session, school leaders and change agents will learn about systems change. Changing and sustaining school climate can require an examination and transformation of the infrastructure, norms, and policies within school environments as well. This means that schools must confront their current and prevalent beliefs, norms, and procedures with a new lens. 
  • Collaboration + Advocacy + Trust = Leadership: This professional development session focuses on skills to engage in the systems change process. The change agent will require patience, perseverance, and grit to work through the challenges of improving student outcomes.
  • Integrating Whole School Social Emotional Learning: This professional development session and subsequent training includes a needs assessment individually tailored to your school.  Topics include an introduction to social emotional learning and student outcomes, strategies for integrating social emotional learning, SEL assessments, and curriculum adoption options.
  • Coaching for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Support Staff: Individuals and groups are trained to deliver coaching for social, emotional, and behavioral programs within the school environment. Coaches work with adults in the system to enhance their capacity to implement programs and processes within the school that focus on enhancing student outcomes.
  • Strategies to Support Your Students with Common Mental Health Issues: Professional development for teachers and school staff to learn more about the most common mental health issues: ADHD and Anxiety. Staff learn strategies to use in the classroom. Presentation concludes with discussion of the importance of self-care and how staff can use it to decrease stress.
  • P.L.A.Y Group Training - Group Counseling Interventions in School Settings: In this training, school counselors will learn how to structure a group that targets the most commonly troublesome challenges. Researchers have proven that small groups of intensive skill development are effective and produce positive outcomes for students.  Using P.L.A.Y Group you will learn how to use the six experiential intervention categories to target specific prosocial and peer relational skills.
  • Tier 1 Team Collaboration: School teams will have the opportunity to work together to learn more about prevention and universal supports for their Tier 1 MTSS social, emotional, and behavioral strategies. Teams will learn how to use their data to drive decision making. Each team will come away from the training with an action plan to guide their work.
  • Self-care: It’s not selfish: Professional development is aimed at giving educational professionals tools to engage in self-care practices. Educators will learn about the long-term effects of burnout and secondary trauma. They will assess their own self-care strategies. They will learn tools and strategies to immediately implement. 
  • Discipline Strategies for Parents: Using brain research to guide discipline practices: This presentation is for parents who are looking for strategies to create boundaries for their children.  Moving from discipline as punishment to discipline as teaching. This can include regulating emotions, enhancing executive functioning, increasing empathy, and other skills.
  • Stress - Helping students understand when stress becomes toxic and how  to handle everyday stress: This professional development helps educators learn how they can impact student stress through understanding and identifying stressors, building intentional relationships, and skill building.
  • Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs):  ACEs have been found to increase health risks including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and depression. There is also negative mental health, academic, and educational behavior outcomes. In this session educators will learn about ACES in this professional development session as well as strategies to increase student resiliency.
  • School Counselors and Teachers - Why Interpersonal Relationships Matter: This training is for school counselors. This learning will provide counselors with real world advocacy skills and strategies. Schools are changing and school counselors can use their expertise and leadership abilities to help teachers build interpersonal relationships that will support them and the students they teach in a collaborative environment.

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