Jinny Datema

Jinny Datema

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Springfield, MO

Jinny is an influential advocate for mental health, social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices. She draws on her professional background as well as life experiences to deliver relatable, useable information about using Conscious Discipline to create a foundation of protective factors that guard against and heal trauma. Jinny is known for her ability to present deep concepts with calmness, compassion, the ability to meet adults/children exactly where they are, and steadfast positive intent.

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Jinny is an influential advocate for mental health, social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices. She draws on her professional background as well as life experiences to deliver relatable, useable information about using Conscious Discipline to create a foundation of protective factors that guard against and heal trauma. Jinny is known for her ability to present deep concepts with calmness, compassion, the ability to meet adults/children exactly where they are, and steadfast positive intent.

Jinny has dedicated her career to social and emotional learning, with more than 16 years of experience in education, mental health and coaching. For the past 9+ years, she has served as a counselor and instructional specialist for the largest accredited school district in the state of Missouri. She has been a champion and advocate for Conscious Discipline in her state, paving the way toward district-wide implementation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, a Master of Science in Counseling and a post-graduate educator certification. She is the mother of two young children and enriches her trainings by openly sharing experiences from both her personal and her professional journey with Conscious Discipline.

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    Experience

    Jinny has 16+ years of experience in education, mental health and coaching. She has served as a counselor and instructional specialist for the largest accredited school district in the state of Missouri for the past 9+ years. Her advocacy for Conscious Discipline is paving the way for district-wide implementation.

    Specialization

    Jinny specializes in early childhood education and special education, school based and community mental health, and parent education. She has extensive experience modeling and coaching Conscious Discipline and designing play-based interventions that increase safety, connection and executive skill development.

    Certification

    In addition to her work as a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, Jinny is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, a Professional School Counselor (Certified PK-12) and a Certified CLASS Observer.

    Education

    Post Graduate Educator Certification (2013)
    Master of Science in Counseling (2011)
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Sociology (2005)

    Missouri State University, Springfield Missouri