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Jen Daily, LICSW

Author. Teacher. Speaker.
Child Development Expert.

Jen Daily is a clinical social worker currently serving as Director of Counseling at Deerfield Academy. Jen has authored numerous group therapy curriculum, designed professional development trainings for educators, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Emotion Potions! Crafts, Activities, and Coping Strategies for Exploring the Science of Feelings.

Jen is a sought-after speaker, who teaches teachers about the science of emotions and effective school-based interventions.  She’s been featured in print and digital media and is a child development expert for news outlets including The Berkshire Eagle.  Jen believes that all children are whole, complete, and perfect, exactly the way they are, and exactly the way they aren't. Every person deserves to experience themselves this way, where they are deeply loved, truly inspired, and fully self-expressed. 

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Workshops & Assemblies

  • Parenting In The Age of Anxiety: Raising Resilient Kids

  • Neurobiology of Trauma

  • The Trauma Sensitive Teacher: A Practical Approach

  • Anxiety In The Classroom: What you need to know and what you can do

  • ADHD and Executive Functioning

  • Responsive Teaching: Resiliency in the face of Pandemic

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Strategies for Paraprofessionals

  • Fabulous Friendship: An assembly for children on creating an inclusive community for LGBTQIA children
    (as well as paired professional development for teachers ahead of the assembly)

  • Emotion Potions! The Science of Feelings

  • Hacking your Mainframe: The Science of Feelings


The Sanctuary Institutes SELF Group Curriculum—Coauthor

Utilizing Play in Activity Oriented Group Therapy

Group Therapy Curriculum for Universities

  • Managing Intense Feelings

  • Helping a Friend in Need

  • Adulting 101

  • Calming The Worried Mind

  • Organizing for ADHD

  • Sleeping Soundly

  • Imposter Syndrome: Faking it or Making It

  • Mending Your Mood

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As Seen In:

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Featured Speaker:

  • NYU Silver School of Social Work Summer Series: Sanctuary in Schools

  • Riggs-Yale Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process, and Social Context

  • The Red Elephant Herd

Podcast Feature:

​The Chronicles of Nannya: Episode 127 - Navigating COVID as a Nanny


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