8 episodes

Join the conversation between two psychotherapists with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Hosts, Jennifer Baker LMFT and Jennifer Johnson LCSW respond to “real questions” on current mental health topics impacting students, families and educators. Listen in as they break down complex theory and translate it into friendly language, along with practical strategies that you can use today. Local leading experts in mental health and education will also join the conversation to share ideas, stories, and experiences to support schools as centers for well-being.

Advancing Resiliency in Education with Jen & Jen Jennifer Baker

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Join the conversation between two psychotherapists with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Hosts, Jennifer Baker LMFT and Jennifer Johnson LCSW respond to “real questions” on current mental health topics impacting students, families and educators. Listen in as they break down complex theory and translate it into friendly language, along with practical strategies that you can use today. Local leading experts in mental health and education will also join the conversation to share ideas, stories, and experiences to support schools as centers for well-being.

    “Spice Rack” of Treatment Modalities

    “Spice Rack” of Treatment Modalities

    Episode 7: In this episode the Jens respond to a question sent in from a school based clinician who asks for advice on knowing when to change treatment modalities. They explore the use of three evidenced based treatments that work well in a school based setting and break down the clinical language so that anyone can join the conversation.



    Hosts:

    Jennifer Baker, LMFT

    Jennifer Johnson, LCSW



    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/cognitive-behavioral-therapy



    Narrative Therapy

    https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/narrative-therapy



    Acceptance Commitment Therapy

    https://www.goodtherapy.org/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-web-conference.html



    Stanislaus County Office of Education Resources

    Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources
    https://www.stancoe.org/mental-health-resources

    SEL Resources
    https://sites.google.com/stancoe.org/stancoesel/home

    • 24 min
    Teens and the Grief Umbrella: Finding Purposeful Moments

    Teens and the Grief Umbrella: Finding Purposeful Moments

    Episode 6: Having trouble getting your teen to do anything right now? Feeling frustrated and concerned? In this episode the Jens discuss the impact COVID is having on our teens well-being and how we are all under the grief umbrella right now. Learn how to create purposeful moments through future focused conversations and activities.



    Hosts:

    Jennifer Baker, LMFT

    Jennifer Johnson, LCSW



    Stanislaus County Office of Education Resources

    Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources
    https://www.stancoe.org/mental-health-resources

    SEL Resources
    https://sites.google.com/stancoe.org/stancoesel/home

    • 24 min
    Shining A Light: Talking With Kids About Race And Racism

    Shining A Light: Talking With Kids About Race And Racism

    Episode 5: In this episode of Advancing Resiliency in Education, the Jens respond to the question sent in from a teacher looking for ways to talk with and support kids around the topics of race, racism, civil unrest, and social inequities. As a way to shine a light and begin this much needed conversation they share the use of the ‘3 F Strategy’ as recommended by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, who is the author of the award winning book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria And Other Conversations About Race”. Listen till the end and find out what ‘Jenga’ has to do with it.



    Hosts:

    Jennifer Baker, LMFT

    Jennifer Johnson, LCSW



    Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
    https://www.beverlydanieltatum.com/



    Stanford Ted Talk - Is my skin brown because I drank chocolate milk?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_TFaS3KW6s



    Teaching Tolerance
    Our mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.
    https://www.tolerance.org/



    Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
    The goals of the MHTTC Network are to:

    · Accelerate the adoption and implementation of mental health related evidence-based practices across the nation.
    · Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of individuals living with mental illness.
    · Foster regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers of mental health services.
    · Ensure the availability and delivery of publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field.
    https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/global-mhttc/racial-equity-cultural-diversity



    Edutopia
    https://www.edutopia.org/



    Greater Good
    https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/



    Social Justice Books – A Teaching For Change Project
    https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/



    Stanislaus County Office of Education Resources

    Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources
    https://www.stancoe.org/mental-health-resources

    SEL Resources
    https://sites.google.com/stancoe.org/stancoesel/home

    • 25 min
    Grounding In Rough Seas

    Grounding In Rough Seas

    Episode 4: Are you feeling like you are being swept up with overwhelming thoughts, feelings or memories? Join the Jens as they elaborate on the practice of grounding in order to anchor one selves in a non-judgmental way to the here and now. Learn resilient coping strategies designated to ground you in or immediately connect you to the present moment.



    Hosts:

    Jennifer Baker, LMFT

    Jennifer Johnson, LCSW



    Websites and Links

    What’s Up App?

    https://www.whatsapp.com/?lang=en

    Therapist Aid

    https://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-article/grounding-techniques-article

    Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP

    https://dialecticalbehaviortherapy.com/distress-tolerance/resistt/



    Stanislaus County Office of Education Resources

    Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources
    https://www.stancoe.org/mental-health-resources

    SEL Resources
    https://sites.google.com/stancoe.org/stancoesel/home

    • 19 min
    Commonalities of Suicide Intervention Training

    Commonalities of Suicide Intervention Training

    Episode 3: In today’s episode the Jens respond to a question from a teacher who is feeling overwhelmed with the various trainings on suicide prevention and questioning what role they play in intervention. Through helping listeners identify the commonalities shared amongst the various trainings, they break down the steps needed to save lives.

    Hosts:

    Jennifer Baker, LMFT

    Jennifer Johnson, LCSW

    Local and National Crisis Contact Information:

    Stanislaus County Warm Line (209) 558-4600

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1 (800) 273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.
    Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. People from anywhere in the US can text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

    Trevor Project's Prevention Suicide for LGBTQ Youth Resources
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Get Involved
    https://www.nami.org/

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's #BeThe1To Website
    https://www.bethe1to.com/

    American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention from the Bureau of Indian Education
    https://www.ihs.gov/suicideprevention/


    Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training:

    Questions Persuade Refer
    https://qprinstitute.com/

    Ask Listen Refer
    https://www.asklistenrefer.org/

    ARMY (ACE)
    https://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/army-ace-suicide-intervention-program

    Know The Signs
    https://www.suicideispreventable.org/

    Living Works safeTALK
    https://www.livingworks.net/safetalk

    Living Works Start
    https://www.livingworks.net/start

    Forefront Suicide Prevention
    https://intheforefront.org/learn-saves-lives/

    Stanislaus County Office of Education Resources

    Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources
    https://www.stancoe.org/mental-health-resources

    SEL Resources
    https://sites.google.com/stancoe.org/stancoesel/home

    California Department of Education Youth Suicide Prevention
    https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/suicideprevres.asp

    • 24 min
    COVID-19: Collective Grief and the 3 C’s

    COVID-19: Collective Grief and the 3 C’s

    Episode 2: Feeling stressed and exhausted? Come listen in as the Jens discuss “collective grief” and the very human need for our nervous system to look for context, choice and connection in order to safely navigate the world.

    Hosts:
    Jennifer Baker LMFT
    Jennifer Johnson LCSW

    Links:
    Deb Dana LCSW
    https://www.rhythmofregulation.com/


    Stanislaus County Office of Education:
    https://www.stancoe.org/mental-health-resources

    https://sites.google.com/stancoe.org/stancoesel/

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

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Excellent Strategies

I appreciate the evidence based strategies that can be helpful with children, families, couples, classrooms...and ourselves. Keep up the good work.

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Fantastic information given in short 20 minute episodes. I really like how there are links to what they talk about in each episode. I highly recommend listening to this podcast!

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