With diverse experience in every form of child safety and welfare – combined with impeccable credentials including a PhD in social work, an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a MS in health education, and a BS in family studies – Rosenzweig has enjoyed academic appointments at multiple institutions plus 20 years of service in government and nine years running New Jersey’s largest private organization fighting child abuse. Additionally, she has taken her academic background as a sex educator to all of these roles.
In 2010 her professional stature was acknowledged when Governor Christie appointed her New Jersey’s commissioner for the Department of Children and Families. When her nomination was derailed by special-interest groups and party politics she chose to serve children and families by writing her 2012 book, The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abuse, and Bullying (Skyhorse, 2012).
Rosenzweig speaks to parents about the easy and effective ways they can protect their children and make their communities’ institutions safer; she speaks to professionals with the voice of an experienced, caring colleague identifying challenges and offering solutions.
An alumna of Penn State, she has returned to that community multiple times in the wake of the Sandusky tragedy offering workshops for parents and professionals.
Janet Rosenzweig is an enthusiastic, high energy, engaging speaker uniquely qualified to help parents, educators, and public service professionals ensure the sexual health and safety of children in families, schools, and communities.