In addition to certifications as a CrossFIt Level 1 instructor and NASM personal trainer, Jan Silverman obtained master’s degrees in Labor and Industrial Relations and in Social Work as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois.
Jan spent the past seven years with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry working in oral health advocacy, policy and research. Her background includes over 10 years of experience in early childhood mental health, including nine years supervising and developing programs to promote positive parent-child relationships, prevent child abuse and enhance school readiness in at-risk families with young children. Her community mental health experience includes providing outpatient mental health counseling to adolescents and adults, developing school-based support and prevention groups and groups for parents of children aged zero to five.
She has presented at state-wide and national conferences on topics related to enhancing the parent-child relationship, father involvement and on working with pregnant and parenting mothers who have experienced sexual abuse. More recently, she has presented at national meetings on the importance of children’s oral health and oral health promotion in primary care.
Silverman was co-author on journal article published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois. Since that time she has published various articles on early childhood and parenting issues, including a zero to three article on the integration of Infant Mental Health principals in home visiting programs. During her employment at AAPD, she authored bi-monthly articles in Pediatric Dentistry Today as well as several technical briefs related to children’s dentistry.
Jan has four children aged 13 years to 24 years.
I received my B.S. in nutrition and have also become a personal trainer through NASM. In doing so, health and fitness has become a huge passion of mine. It is and will always be a part of my day! My goal is to get each and every person to want that too. I also love making people feel beautiful as a hairstylist right here in Geneva at OS2 Salon on 3rd street. I am grateful to have both of these opportunities right here in town.