Faculty and Staff: Jennie Cole-Mossman

Personal Information

Jennie has 3 daughters. Jennie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, yoga, reading, running, and shopping.

Education

  • 1993-1996 BA Psychology University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • 1996-1998 MA Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of Interest

  • Infant Mental Health
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Child Abuse Trauma
  • Juvenile Justice

Community Involvement

  • Judicial Nominating Commission for Lancaster County Separate Juvenile Court 2004-2006
  • Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund Board 2004-2011, Chairperson 2 terms
  • Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Partnership
  • Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2008-2014
  • Children in Crisis Task Force 2008
  • Region V Behavioral Health Advisory Committee 2010-2011
  • 2007 Congressional Angels in Adoption winner
  • Former foster parent
  • Former private mental health practitioner from 1998-2011
  • Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council 2013 to present
  • Approved Child Parent Psychotherapy trainer for Nebraska 

CCFL Projects

  • Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children: Jennie Cole-Mossman and Kelli Hauptman are Co-Directors of the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children.  This project aims to improve well being for young children who have been maltreated and/or are part of the court system.  It will focus on increasing well being through better access to early intervention services, quality child care, relationship based and evidence based young child mental health services.  The project will work on system issues, as well as specific case level issues to produce more positive outcomes for vulnerable young children. It will continue the work of the Nebraska Infant and Toddler Court Improvement Project.
  • Infant and Toddler Court Improvement Project (ended March 2015): The Nebraska Infant and Toddler Court Improvement Project aims to help resolve system barriers for infants and toddlers in the court system.  The Project will work on increasing early intervention service verification rates for CAPTA referred infants and toddlers, increase information and awareness about the mental health needs of infants and toddlers in the court system, increase the usage of evidence based mental health services for infant and toddlers, and increase the awareness and usage of high quality child care for infants and toddlers in the court system.   
  • Project Safe Start (ended October 2014): Jennie coordinates services for children ages 0-5 in the Lancaster and Douglas Family Treatment Drug Courts for Project Safe Start Nebraska. Project Safe Start Nebraska is a federally funded project that provides assessment and dyadic psychotherapy for parents and their children age 5 and under who are involved with the Family Treatment Drug Courts.     
Photo of Jennie Cole-Mossman.