Training Courses

COVID-19 Update Related to Boggs Center Events

In effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect those who are most vulnerable, Boggs Center events have either been moved online or are postponed in compliance with Rutgers University’s directives related to public events. Please refer to the specific events for current information.


We appreciate your patience as we navigate this challenging situation.


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Introduction To Positive Behavior Supports & Applied Positive Behavior Supports

Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports

This one-day training will introduce the fundamental principles of positive behavior support to help care providers gain an understanding of the origins of problem behavior. It will include an overview of essential elements of behavior support, the influence of mental health on behavior, development of practical support strategies, and a brief overview of functional assessment. After completing this training, the participant will understand the traditional perspectives that make up Positive Behavior Supports, where problem behavior comes from, how to develop and implement effective expectations for positive behaviors, and how prevention plays a key role in providing support to individuals that display persistent problem behaviors.

Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to:Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
  
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update -  Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
 Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 10, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open September 2, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open September 8, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open October 5, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open October 15, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar

Applied Positive Behavior Supports: Functional Behavior Assessment and Development of Behavior Support Plans

This course builds on Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports.  In many cases, people who engage in persistent patterns of problem behaviors demonstrate complex behaviors that can be difficult to understand.  After completing this 2-day training, the participant will have a basic understanding of how to conduct a multi-component Functional Behavior Assessment to systematically assess these behaviors and identify the underlying function or motivation; and how to use this information to develop effective behavior support and intervention plans.  
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
 
Prerequisite:  Completion of Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Applied Positive Behavior Supports: Functional Behavior Assessment and Development of Behavior Support Plans
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Applied Positive Behavior Supports: Functional Behavior Assessment and Development of Behavior Support Plans training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 24 & 26, 2020  9:30 am - 2:30 pm Webinar
Open September 21 & 23, 2020  9:30 am - 2:30 pm Webinar
Open October 19 & 21, 2020  9:30 am - 3:00 pm Webinar

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of People with Dual Diagnosis

This one-day workshop will review the relationship between mental health and/or mental illness, and problem behavior.  We will look at ways that mental illness may contribute to problem behavior, strategies to support individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses, and coordinating behavior intervention with therapeutic supports.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports is strongly recommended
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Understanding and Addressing the Needs of People with Dual Diagnosis
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Understanding and Addressing the Needs of People with Dual Diagnosis training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 9, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open October 8, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar

Behavior & Mental Health Supplemental

Autism and Anxiety: Treatment Recommendations based on Neurological Research

Research has demonstrated a high rate of co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and anxiety disorders.  A variety of clinical and behavior support strategies have been developed based on the traditional theories of social/emotional development within ASD.  This session will provide an overview of recent brain research that has discovered a pattern of brain waves associated with anxiety, that are triggered by classic social demands, such as making eye contact.  Based on this review, potential changes in the manner of clinical intervention that should be considered, along with behavior modification and support strategies will be discussed.  
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu  
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 22, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Establishing Environments to Support Positive Behavior

Many times, when those supporting individuals with IDD need to address aggressive or other dangerous behaviors, they inadvertently reinforce the problem behavior because of the attention the individual receives.  This may lead to an environment that may instead support the problem behavior they are trying to eliminate.  After reviewing these challenges, the session will discuss modifications to crisis intervention strategies and application of Positive Behavior Support principles to establish environments that more effectively support positive behavior.  Examples of using these strategies in a variety of residential settings, from family homes through community based residential and supported living arrangements will be shared.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu  
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 17, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Applied Behavior Analysis and Intellectual/Developmental Disability: Special Considerations

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is frequently included in the services provided to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD), who engage in challenging or dangerous behavior. The goal of this approach is to apply behavioral learning theory to teach individuals to use more adaptive behaviors. Given this, considering ways a disability may impact learning is important to the development of effective behavior support plans.
 
This training will begin by providing an overview of the learning factors that are impacted by various types of intellectual disability. Relationships between behavioral learning theory and Applied Behavior Analysis will be explored in order to highlight the ways that ABA can be adapted to best meet the needs of those with IDD. Components of the Positive Behavior Support model related to environmental accommodations to better meet the needs of individuals with IDD also will be discussed.  
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
  
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
  
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Applied Behavior Analysis and Intellectual/Developmental Disability: Special Considerations
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Applied Behavior Analysis and Intellectual/Developmental Disability: Special Considerations training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
    • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
    • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
    • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
    • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 3, 2020  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

Promoting Relaxation for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

This presentation will introduce why people with I/DD are at greater risk for experiencing stress and anxiety and teach attendees about the need for promoting relaxation across settings. We will review how to set up positive environments that promote relaxation for all, as well as specific strategies to prepare individuals to cope effectively with anxiety inducing situations when there’s a known risk or diagnosis.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Promoting Relaxation for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Promoting Relaxation for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 18, 2020  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open September 14, 2020  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open October 22, 2020  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar

Repetitive Behavior in Autism and OCD: Differential Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, and Behavior/Treatment Interventions

Repetitive behavior is a prominent symptom for both Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Often people supporting individuals who have ASD refer to repetitive behavior as OCD. This is a concern because the description of repetitive behaviors is different for each of these diagnoses. Rationales for why repetitive behaviors occur within these disorders are different, which leads to significant differences in the recommended treatment and behavior support approaches. It is important for those working with the person to be aware of these differences so they can work in ways that the meet the needs of person based on his/her diagnosis.
 
This session will provide an overview of repetitive behavior; discuss the differences between normal and pathological repetitive behavior; and describe distinctions between the type of repetitive behaviors characteristic of ASD and the pattern of repetitive behavior seen in OCD. Explanations for why these behaviors occur and recommended treatment and behavioral support strategies will be shared.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update -  Repetitive Behavior in Autism and OCD: Differential Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, and Behavior/Treatment Interventions
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Repetitive Behavior in Autism and OCD: Differential Diagnosis, Dual Diagnosis, and Behavior/Treatment Interventions training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
 Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 13, 2020  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Registration is closed

Replacing Problem Behavior: The Key to Long Term Change

One of the keys to Positive Behavior Supports and Person Centered behavior planning is the focus on proactive interventions.  This typically involves a variety of strategies, that may include: additional support, prompting desired behavior, environmental accommodations, and avoiding triggers.  While research shows this can be effective in to reducing the frequency and/or severity of challenging behaviors, it is often difficult to sustain these interventions.  Over-reliance on these strategies often results in regression to more frequent or severe behaviors.  This training will focus on the importance of teaching alternative behaviors and developing new skills to replace problem behavior, as a more effective long-term strategy. The importance of basing these skills on function of the behavior will be discussed, along with behavioral teaching strategies.  
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 11, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar
Registration is closed

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in Trauma Recovery

Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are likely to experience some form of trauma in the course of the lifespan. This makes it important for support providers to be aware of past traumatic experiences, recognize how this may contribute to challenging behavior, and know what they can do to promote recovery. This training will explore what are considered traumatic experiences and why individuals with I/DD are more at risk.  Additionally, the connection between trauma and its impact on an individual’s biology and behavior will be discussed.  Participants will learn the necessary ingredients to support adaptive coping and recovery from trauma.  In order to provide trauma sensitive supports effectively, support providers need to be aware of their own internal states and remain calm.  The training will also introduce methods that support providers can use to enhance their own self-awareness and self-regulation skills.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in Trauma Recovery
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in Trauma Recovery training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 20, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open September 15, 2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open October 13 ,2020  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar

Untreated Anxiety Disorders – A Frequent Contributing Factor to Challenging Behavior

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed conditions in the general population, and while experts have shown that they occur more frequently in people with IDD, they are often under-diagnosed.  Often difficult behaviors are attributed to the disability and as a result, clinical referrals are not made.  This webinar will begin with an introductory outline of common anxiety disorders and symptoms, information on co-occurrence with IDD, and discussion of challenges related to recognizing these concerns and making accurate diagnoses.  Building on this introduction, the presentation will outline strategies to use observation and behavioral assessment to help identify anxiety symptoms, facilitate diagnosis, and integrate behavior supports with treatment for anxiety disorders.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DCF, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DCF Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ or email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 18, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Developing & Implementing Outcome-Based Support Strategies

Service providers are charged with developing and implementing support strategies that help those they serve to achieve the outcomes they want in life. This training offers providers an overview of important changes in the service delivery system and guidance in using person-centered practices to identify effective support strategies. Participants will learn how to use information from people using supports, their families, and others who know them best, along with planning documents, to create, evaluate, and refine strategies that match what people want, need, and hope to accomplish.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 27, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar

Personal Outcome Measures: An Introduction

Human service organizations are charged with developing and implementing supports that help people with disabilities achieve the lives they want as fully included members of their communities. The Council on Quality and Leadership’s (CQL) Personal Outcome Measures® are a powerful tool to ensure these supports and services are truly person-centered. They are used to understand the presence, importance and achievement of outcomes, involving choice, health, safety, social capital, relationships, rights, goals, dreams, employment and more. This workshop provides an opportunity for people receiving supports, family members, and professionals to build an understanding of Personal Outcome Measures® and their use in planning for and facilitating quality supports that lead to valued lives in the community.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work  
 
COVID-19 Update - Personal Outcome Measures: An Introduction
  
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Personal Outcome Measures: An Introduction training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open Septemeber 16, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Foundations: Basic Knowledge And Skills

Employment Specialist Foundations: Basic Knowledge and Skills is the recently redesigned certification series for New Jersey employment specialists/job coaches. It is a regularly updated four-day series of interactive, competency-based workshops designed for beginning Employment Specialists working for a DVRS Supported Employment Vendor and/or DDD Community Service Provider offering Supported Employment Services. The content would also be beneficial to school job coaches and transition coordinators. Participants will learn best-practice, evidence-based approaches to all phases of supported employment services (assessment and discovery, job development, job coaching, and follow along for job retention). The course is designed to prepare otherwise qualified staff for The Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) exam by providing an overview of the five core areas identified as crucial for ability to work as a supported employment specialist.
 
While staff will benefit most by participating in the four training days sequentially, the series is designed so that each day’s content exists as a distinct, stand-alone learning experience. For each day, participants will receive a certificate of completion. An individual will not be considered to have met the DDD/DVRS vendor requirements for competency in supported employment services until after the successful completion of all four days. It will be the responsibility of the agency to ensure staff meets the four-day participation requirements.

Employment Specialist Foundations Day 1: Assessment/Discovery Phase

An overview and history of community-based employment and how-to strategies for effective job seeker assessment/discovery phase to maximize future job matching.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
 
COVID-19 Update -  Employment Specialist Foundations Day 1: Assessment/Discovery Phase
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Foundations Day 1: Assessment/Discovery Phase training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 10, 2020  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Foundations Day 2: Job Development Phase

An introduction to job development including marketing strategies, negotiating with employers, analyzing worksites and customizing employment to facilitate good job matching.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
 
COVID-19 Update -  Employment Specialist Foundations Day 2: Job Development Phase
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Foundations Day 2: Job Development Phase training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 11, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open September 17, 2020  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Foundations Day 3: Job Coaching Phase

An examination of learning styles, direct and systematic instruction on the job site (task analysis, hierarchy of prompts, teaching to natural and artificial cues, error correction, etc.) and data collection.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
 
COVID-19 Update -  Employment Specialist Foundations Day 3: Job Coaching Phase
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Foundations Day 3: Job Coaching Phase training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 18, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Webinar
Open September 24, 2020  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Foundations Day 4: Long Term Follow Along Phase

A familiarization with the purposes, strategies and documentation of long term follow along supports to boost retention as well as an introduction to employment and the ADA, benefits and employment, and “typicalness” research and employment.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
 
COVID-19 Update -  Employment Specialist Foundations Day 4: Long Term Follow Along Phase
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Foundations Day 4: Long Term Follow Along Phase training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 25, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Webinar
Open October 1, 2020  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Supplemental

Employment Specialist Supplemental: Building Customer Relations for the Employment Specialist

Customer relations are an integral part of a successful employment services agency.  This course will assist Employment Specialists to identify all of the customers that receive their services as well as describe strategies that will facilitate effective customer relations.  Methods of measuring customer satisfaction will be introduced and how those methods connect with continuous quality improvement will be stressed.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 18, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Supplemental: Navigating Challenging Conversations on the Path to Employment

While no two families experience life in the same way, parents and families of individuals with disabilities often share extraordinary challenges and stressors in their lives. When discussions around employment and independence emerge, many parents become overwhelmed with the perceived risks that come with a decision to further integrate their adult child into the community. This course will explore where parents are coming from in order to fully support their journey, as well as concrete tools and strategies that providers can use to help support and advocate for individuals with disabilities as they work towards employment and independence.
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 22, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Supplemental: Social/Sexual Challenges at the Workplace

Assisting individuals with disabilities as they navigate the social expectations at the workplace is always a challenge, but when situations of a sexual nature arise, the challenge becomes more complex. This supplemental will provide professionals with a social and educational context for why these issues present themselves in the workplace. Participants will leave with tools to appropriately respond to these situations while simultaneously supporting healthy sexuality for the people we serve.
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 6, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Webinar

Just In Time - Webinar Series Supporting People With Disabilities During The COVID-19 Pandemic

“Just in time trainings” are educational opportunities that are provided at the time that learners need it the most. These trainings directly link the learner with a situation at hand providing them with information they can use on the job or in their lives.  The challenges facing us as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic bring forth the need to address a variety of topics focused on emotional well-being, mental health, behavior supports, creating meaningful days, and DSP skill building and self-care.  Webinars addressing these topics are now available from The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.  

Maintaining & Strengthening Relationships using Technology – Panel Presentation & Discussion

The quarantine and social distancing brought on by COVID-19 has been a difficult time for us all. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been particularly negatively affected. The inability to see people outside of those they live with, pursue employment endeavors or simply connect with friends has created a situation where people with IDD have been further marginalized and inhibited from participating in community life. However, many people have found new and innovative ways to stay connected to their communities and get the supports they need while staying safe and continue to identify new strategies. This panel presentation will explore some of the effective ways that people with disabilities around New Jersey have remained connected to family, friends, colleagues and medical professionals with the use of technology and social media platforms.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 3, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #1 Pre-Placement Supports

Social distancing requirements pose many challenges for employment specialists and job seekers alike.  However, the use of simple technology can assist the assessment and discovery process to create a firm foundation for job development and placement. This webinar will provide suggestions for an approach to discovery that honors social distance requirements but that still provides ample opportunities to get to know the job seeker, conduct person centered planning activities, explore a job seeker’s community and vocational options, and assemble a job development plan. Participants will be provided with specific technology tools and best practices that they can utilize to provide remote pre-placement supports.  
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar
 
Note: Participants may register for both or just one of the webinars in the Remote Strategies for Job Coaches series.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open November 24, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #2 Virtual Job Coaching Strategies

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are the backbone of many of the essential industries that all New Jerseyans are relying on during this unprecedented time. The social distance requirements and safety protocols in place have made it difficult or impossible for job coaches to continue to provide 1:1 supports for those who are continuing to work in the community and need the support of a job coach. This webinar will provide job coaches with a framework to consider virtual supports, and will provide examples of technology that can assist in the provision of job coaching services. Topics will include technology for productivity, remote task analysis, and emotional regulation, as well as general tips for how to maintain communication and collaboration with the job seeker during the time of COVID-19.
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar  
 
Note: Participants may register for both or just one of the webinars in the Remote Strategies for Job Coaches series.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open December 15, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

College For All: A Webinar for Parents/Families/Self-Advocates on Post-Secondary Education

Due to the efforts of self-advocates and their families, there is a national trend to provide more pathways for college participation for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The result is an increase in the number of college programs available here in New Jersey and nationwide. This workshop will provide families and self-advocates with tools to evaluate non-traditional pathways to college, including vocational, certificate, and other non-matriculated programs that will assist students in achieving their post-secondary goals.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open November 13, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Employment For All: A Webinar for Parents and Families on Supported Employment

Supported Employment is a valuable service that assists individuals with disabilities to secure integrated, competitive employment. Many parents, guardians, and family members have questions about how the process works, if it’s appropriate for their loved one, and what their role in the process should be. Please join us as we discuss how essential employment can be in the life of those with disabilities and examine how parents/guardians can contribute to their success.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 27, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Maintaining & Strengthening Relationships using Technology – Panel Presentation & Discussion

The quarantine and social distancing brought on by COVID-19 has been a difficult time for us all. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been particularly negatively affected. The inability to see people outside of those they live with, pursue employment endeavors or simply connect with friends has created a situation where people with IDD have been further marginalized and inhibited from participating in community life. However, many people have found new and innovative ways to stay connected to their communities and get the supports they need while staying safe and continue to identify new strategies. This panel presentation will explore some of the effective ways that people with disabilities around New Jersey have remained connected to family, friends, colleagues and medical professionals with the use of technology and social media platforms.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 3, 2020  10:00 am - 10:00 am Webinar

Working in Partnership: Self-Advocates and Support Coordinators

As a person with a disability, you are able to choose the services you use and share how you want to be supported. Support Coordinators help you share information about yourself, your hopes and dreams, and the support you need through a person-centered planning process. They also help you select the service providers that will support you to be involved in your community and reach your goals. It’s important for you to learn more about what to look for and what to expect when working with a Support Coordinator and selecting services. This training will help you understand the Support Coordination process; know what to look for in a Support Coordination Agency; and learn tips and strategies for working with Support Coordinators.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to individuals with disabilities and family members, developmental disability professionals, and employees of DDD.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 12, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar
Registration is closed

Support Coordination Orientation

Support Coordination Orientation: Person-Centered Planning & Connection to Community Supports

Support Coordinators play an important role in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. They are professionals that help to identify the supports the person needs, plan for the life the person wants, and connect the person to services that will help him/her achieve a quality life in the community. In order to do this support coordinators need to have a working knowledge of the disability system and current models of support, be skilled in person-centered planning, be able to identify a wide array of available community services options, and effectively monitor the quality and effectiveness of supports on an ongoing basis.
 
As a part of the required support coordination orientation, this two-day training will introduce participants to current disability philosophy, best practices, and the roles of a support coordinator. Through a series of engaging activities participants will learn how to develop the person centered planning tool and NJ Individual Service Plan. Strategies to develop personally defined outcomes and goals will be practiced, and concepts related to connecting the person to community-based supports and services will be presented.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Support Coordinators and Support Coordinator Supervisors.
 
Prerequisite: All participants MUST complete all 5 Lessons found in Support Coordination Orientation (DDD 1.2015) on the College of Direct Support a week prior to training date.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Support Coordination Orientation
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Support Coordination Orientation: Person-Centered Planning & Connection to Community Supports training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form (do not register for more than one session).
 
Due to the nature of the training content and structure, registration will be limited 30 training participants per scheduled session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, as is the case with the typical Support Coordination Orientation trainings with The Boggs Center, participants will be required to complete the online prerequisites in the College of Direct Support, one week prior to the online training class. You will not be approved or receive the webinar link until this has been verified.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
    • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
    • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
    • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
    • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 25 & 26, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open September 15 & 16, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open October 13 & 14, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open October 27 & 28, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar

Support Coordination Workshops

Behavior Support Overview for the Support Coordinator

One of the roles of Support Coordinators is to identify when supports to address challenging behaviors are needed, and to partner with the person, family, and all those providing support to ensure behavioral needs are met. This training will provide an overview of challenging behavior and related supports, with an emphasis on the Support Coordinator’s role in identifying needs and monitoring for quality and effectiveness of supports. Participants will learn to identify when mental health and behavior supports are needed, educate people with disabilities and their families on what to expect from providers, and monitor the effectiveness of behavior support services.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work  
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 6, 2020  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

Developing Person-Centered Outcomes: Technical Assistance Workshop for Support Coordinators

The development of personally-defined outcomes is the cornerstone of a quality individual service plan (ISP). Information support coordinators gather throughout the planning process helps to describe what the person would like to achieve and the supports and services needed to make this a reality. The role support coordinators play in facilitating conversations with people with disabilities and their families is crucial to helping people describe their vision for life, define outcomes, and select the services and supports that will help them to achieve this. Through the use of a presentation and guided practice, this workshop will teach participants techniques useful in the identification of person-centered outcomes.
 
In order to participate, Support Coordinators need to bring a print out of a completed PCPT and NJISP of a person she/he is currently working with (names and identifiers blacked out). These documents will be used throughout the workshops.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Support Coordinators and Support Coordinator Supervisors.   
 
Prerequisite:  Completion of SC Orientation and actively working with a caseload for at least 30 days. Support Coordinators that have taken the SC Orientation fewer than 30 days prior will not be registered and should attend a workshop at a later date.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work  
 
COVID-19 Update -  Developing Person-Centered Outcomes: Technical Assistance Workshop for Support Coordinators
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Developing Person-Centered Outcomes: Technical Assistance Workshop for Support Coordinators training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
    • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
    • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
    • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
    • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 13, 2020  10:30 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open September 23, 2020  10:30 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Open October 22, 2020  10:30 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

Supervising Support Coordinators: Strategies to Enhance Quality while Meeting Requirements

Support Coordination Supervisors perform a broad set of responsibilities that span the realms of agency management and quality assurance.  This training focuses on the administrative, educational, and supportive functions Supervisors they conduct with the Support Coordinators they hire and employ.  Participants will learn strategies for meeting requirements while enhancing the effectiveness of Support Coordination services through hiring and orientation practices, training and professional development, ongoing supervision and feedback, and evaluation and appraisal.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
 
Prerequisite: Support Coordination Orientation
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Supervising Support Coordinators: Strategies to Enhance Quality while Meeting Requirements
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Supervising Support Coordinators: Strategies to Enhance Quality while Meeting Requirements training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 29, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar

Supported Employment Overview for the Support Coordinator

Employment is an important aspect of being a valued, contributing member of our community.  Support Coordinators play a crucial role in helping people with disabilities and their families explore possibilities and connect the person to the supports and services necessary to attain employment.  This course will describe the role the support coordinator plays in helping people with disabilities identify and realize personally relevant employment goals. Topics to be discussed include the impact Employment First has on the services they provide and concrete methods Support Coordinators can use to bridge the hopes, dreams, preferences, and personal attributes captured in the Person Centered Planning Tool and the desired employment future the person wants to achieve.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
  
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 19, 2020  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

Webinar Series For Educators And Transition Specialists

The Boggs Center is excited to announce a Webinar Series for Educators, Transition Specialists, Transition Coordinators, and other school-based professionals on Transition to Adulthood. Throughout this series, we will de-mystify the process and break down some of the more common challenges experienced by the school team. Participants will learn specific, concrete tools to empower families and students to graduate into full, rich lives in community. Remember, it’s not just a cliff. It’s also a view of the horizon.
 
Please see below for detailed information on each of the topics. Please join us for one or all of this series!

Webinar Five: Understanding Benefits, Trusts, and Long-term Planning

Informed family, financial, and estate planning is critical for families of individuals with disabilities. Often times, families look to the school team for guidance on these issues, and it is critical that schools can respond with informed answers. In this webinar, we will provide a road map for these critical decisions, clarify some of the common misconceptions around how disability benefits limit employment options, as well as explore the concepts of guardianship and supported decision making.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 13, 2020  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Webinar
Registration is closed

Workforce Development

College of Direct Support Administrator Training

These trainings are designed for staff provider agencies designate as their College of Direct Support Administrators. Participants may include: administrative assistants, human resources staff, and agency trainers. Participation in these trainings will help agencies meet the minimum requirement of tracking Pre-Service training  and use the optional state of the art continuing education opportunities available through the College of Direct Support. In these trainings, administrators will learn how to enroll new staff into the CDS system using the DDD required fields, release CDS course/lessons to staff, track Pre-Service and other agency training, and generate reports on an individual  and agency basis.    
 
Given the hands-on instruction provided in this training, all participants must bring a laptop in order to participate (unless otherwise specified). Alternate internet capable devices such Tablets, iPads and Kindle Fire are also acceptable. Devices used for the training (laptop or other) must be WiFi capable and able to connect to the local free WiFi provided by the training site.   
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD and DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers.  
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar
 
COVID-19 Update -  College of Direct Support Administrator training
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the College of Direct Support Administrator training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed August 12, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open August 19, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open September 1, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open September 10, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open September 22, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open September 30, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open October 6, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open October 14, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open October 21, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open November 4, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open November 12, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open November 17, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open November 23, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar

Frontline Supervisors

Frontline Supervision Series: Building Competent Behavior Support Teams

Frontline Supervisors play an important role in collaborating with Direct Support Professionals to effectively address the behavior and mental health needs of those they support. This course will focus on recognizing the role of the DSP as a valuable member of an individual’s support team. Participants will learn effective strategies for: identifying training and mentoring needs, collecting feedback from staff, building competent teams, and establishing an environment to prevent challenging behavior and support mental health.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Frontline Supervision Series: Building Competent Behavior Support Teams
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Frontline Supervision Series: Building Competent Behavior Support Teams training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 25, 2020  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open September 29, 2020  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open October 26, 2020  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar

Frontline Supervision Series: Hiring and Onboarding

Frontline Supervisors play an integral role in promoting successful practices for hiring and retaining quality Direct Support Professionals. This course focuses on building skills to improve organizational personnel practices, including staff recruitment, selection, hiring, and onboarding. Participants will learn effective strategies for: recruiting and interviewing DSPs, implementing hiring practices that involve the individual who will be receiving supports, and enhancing retention through orientation and onboarding.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Frontline Supervision Series: Hiring and Onboarding
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Frontline Supervision Series: Hiring and Onboarding training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 20, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar

Frontline Supervision Series: Leading a Remote Workforce - Empowering and Supporting your Team

Recent events have quickly forced many in our field into the roles of manager and supervisor of a remote workforce. While this was a sudden change, guidance for remote service delivery have been changing within our state to mirror national trends and consumer preference for some time. Even after the COVID pandemic subsides, the nature of remote staff deployment and service delivery will see permanent change. More than ever before, there is a great need for innovative practices in employee engagement and staff development. This training will look at the techniques that other industries have been using to create strong teams that can work efficiently while being empowered to make effective decisions in the field.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Credit and Certificates of Attendance are not offered for this webinar.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 28, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar

Frontline Supervision Series: Training, Mentoring, and Creating Career Pathways

Frontline Supervisors are charged with promoting professional development through training, mentoring, and creation of career pathways for Direct Support Professionals. This course focuses on building skills to improve organizational training practices and establish a culture of learning. Participants will learn effective strategies for: identifying training needs, connecting staff with the right learning opportunities, supporting competency development, creating a professional development plan, and offering opportunities for advancement.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update - Frontline Supervision Series: Training, Mentoring, and Creating Career Pathways
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Frontline Supervision Series: Training, Mentoring, and Creating Career Pathways training through a web-based platform. To register for upcoming online trainings, select Register and complete the Webinar registration form.
 
Please note that there will be several requirements to demonstrate completion of this course and receive a certificate.
  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must participate in all polling questions throughout the webinar.
  • You must participate in questions related to session activities.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar's completion.
Certificates will be emailed to those meeting the requirement a few days following completion of the event.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 2, 2020  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar