Parent University Webinars Begin Oct. 20

BH-BL’s Parent University is back!

First Webinar is Wed., Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m.

BH-BL is kicking off the 2021-22 school year by bringing Parent University back to the limelight. This year the district has partnered with Building Better Futures founder Dr. Jennifer Bashant to bring families one-hour, monthly webinars focused around parents as partners.

The first webinar, entitled “You Must Be at Your Best to Do Your Best: Self-Care in All Six Domains,” is Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m. To register, please email kristen@buildingbetterfuturesllc.com to ask for the zoom link and password. Even if you unable to attend live, you should still register and request a password so that you automatically receive the link to the recording after the live webinar. You will have access to the recordings through June 2022.

Save the Dates: Other Upcoming Webinars through Building Better Futures

  • Thursday, Nov. 18: Recognizing and Coping with Your Child’s Anxiety (and Yours)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14: Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood & Improve Your Sleep
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19: When Stars and Stickers Don’t Work–Motivate Your Child From Within
  • Thursday, Feb. 17: Build the Cognitive Skills Your Child Needs to Succeed in School and Life
  • Tuesday, March 22: Help Your Child Learn to Manage Strong Emotions
  • Wednesday, April 20: Be Present, Be Curious, and Be Understood with Mindful Parenting
  • Thursday, May 19: Boost Your Child’s EQ: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Social Relationships

Archived Webinars


Who is Jennifer Bashant, Ph.D?

Jennifer L. Bashant, Ph.D., LMSW, MA, founder of Building Better Futures, LLC, is an educational consultant and motivational speaker, with the mission to provide educators with evidence-based strategies to reduce challenging behaviors in the classroom and create a positive impact on learning. She is passionate about her work, which is evident in her engaging, high-energy trainings and in her ability to connect with educators in a compassionate and authentic way.  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 incorporates collaborative problem solving, restorative practices, and mindfulness in her work with students ages pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Jennifer is a certified trainer in DiSC Work and Communications Styles, EQ-I 2.0 Emotional Intelligence, the Mindful Schools curriculum and Restorative Practices. As a doctorate-level licenses social worker with more than 20 years experience, she shares the knowledge and expertise in a away that is heart-centered, practical, and relevant on the ground and in the trenches. Jennifer recently published her first book, Building A Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classroom.