Janet Pozmantier, a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and play therapist, is the Founding Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston. 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 has also served as an outreach educator for The Dibble Institute (a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping teens learn how to achieve healthy relationships), 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 is a certified National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid and a Master Trainer for Mind Matters. Janet has been named Trainer of the Year by the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children and is a recipient of the Unsung Hero Award from Children at Risk and the Distinguished Service Award from ChildBuilders.