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Janet Pozmantier

Janet Pozmantier

Advisory Board Member Janet Pozmantier is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and play therapist. She began her career in primary prevention at Mental Health America of Greater Houston as the first director of WHO - We Help Ourselves (a child abuse prevention program), followed by 20 years at ChildBuilders where she created Parents Under Construction (a nationally recognized, research-based, award-winning program teaching children and youth today the parenting skills they will need in the future). Janet then traveled throughout the country as an outreach educator for The Dibble Institute (a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teens learn how to achieve healthy relationships). She co-authored a book on early childhood development (The First Years, DK Publishing, 2001) and was instrumental in establishing Children at Risk, Houston’s child advocacy organization. She was named Trainer of the Year by the Texas AEYC and is a recipient of the Unsung Hero Award from Children at Risk and the Distinguished Service Award from ChildBuilders. Currently, Janet is the Director of the newly established Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston and also a proud Senior Fellow with American Leadership Forum.

Posted on April 6, 2016.

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