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.