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 January 19, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open February 11, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open February 16, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open March 8, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open March 18, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open April 1, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open April 22, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open May 6, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open May 18, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open June 1, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open June 10, 2021  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 January 25 & 28, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open February 23 & 25, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open March 25 & 29, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open April 27 & 29, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open May 25 & 27, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open June 15 & 17, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 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 February 18, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open April 5, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open May 13, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open June 7, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar

Behavior & Mental Health Supplemental

An Introduction to Psychopharmacology in Autism: Looking at Medication and Behavioral Intervention to Address Challenging Behavior

Many individuals with Autism Spectrum disorders engage in challenging and difficult behaviors, including aggression and self-injury, and medications are frequently used in the effort to treat these behaviors. In many cases these individuals are placed on multiple medications over an extended period of time. This can lead to questions about the necessity of being on medication for an extended period of time, the need for multiple medications, and the impact this having on their health and behavior.
This workshop will provide an introductory overview to the use of medications. The presentation will address key considerations for the use of medication including potential benefits, side effects, and other common concerns. The potential impact of effectively using behavioral strategies and environmental accommodations, along with supporting research, will also be discussed. In order to explore the effective coordination of these strategies, a case illustration will be reviewed, which exemplifies both positive impact and limitations for each of these 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 Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update -  An Introduction to Psychopharmacology in Autism: Looking at Medication and Behavioral Intervention to Address Challenging Behavior
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the An Introduction to Psychopharmacology in Autism: Looking at Medication and Behavioral Intervention to Address Challenging Behavior 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 January 22, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 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 March 24, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

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 February 17, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Autism and Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders: A Hidden Challenge in Problem Behavior

Estimates of co-occurring Anxiety Disorders among individuals with Autism range from 15% to 80%. Factors that make this diagnosis difficult and strategies to adapt behavioral supports and treatment to address this co-occurrence will be discussed. This presentation will discuss the importance of looking for signs of anxiety in individuals with ASD, advocating for clinical assessment of these concerns, and looking for ways to adapt daily support planning and behavioral planning in light of the concerns about a potential anxiety disorder. A model for integrating diagnosis and treatment of an anxiety disorder with a Functional Behavior Assessment and Proactive Behavior Support Plan will be presented. Additional strategies for adapting relaxation activities for individuals with ASD and other intellectual and/or developmental disabilities 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 March 30, 2021  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 March 16, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Positive Psychology and Mental Wellness for Individuals with IDD: Have We Been Missing Something?

The importance of understanding Dual Diagnosis (co-occurring developmental disability and mental illness) to better support the needs of individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities who engage in challenging behavior has received more attention in recent years. This important advancement has facilitated the discussion about new strategies and perspectives on treatment and support strategies. Promising practices in this area must be implemented in order for individuals with disabilities to achieve their full potential. Use of a Positive Psychology approach to providing support can help this to be realized.
 
This presentation will focus on insights gained from the field of Positive Psychology – a discipline of study that emerged in the early 2000s. The training will focus on strategies to support health and wellbeing in order to maximize each person’s opportunities to reach their full potential. Discussion will include shifting toward a genuine mental health perspective with a focus on wellness and how we can support this in meaningful ways.
 
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 -  Positive Psychology and Mental Wellness for Individuals with IDD: Have We Been Missing Something?
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Positive Psychology and Mental Wellness for Individuals with IDD: Have We Been Missing Something? 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 February 2, 2021  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 January 21, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open February 4, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open April 20, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open May 10, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open June 3, 2021  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
Open February 19, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

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
Open March 31, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

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 March 4, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open April 8, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open May 20, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar
Open June 24, 2021  9:30 am - 3:30 pm Webinar

Understanding Aggressive Behavior for those with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Aggressive behavior in individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities frequently results in the need for additional supports and services.  This presentation will provide an overview of what is known about the development of aggressive behavior and will describe practices for assessment and intervention that have been validated by research and applied practice.  A detailed case study will be provided to illustrate effective methods behavioral intervention, clinical practice, and coordination of supports.  Issues related to community safety, critical care resources, and quality of life 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 March 2, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am Webinar

Understanding Depression, Mood Disorders, and Disability

This workshop will provide participants with information to assist in the identification of depression and mood disorders in individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).  The presentation will help participants understand how barriers to communication often undermine the identification of these disorders and prevent providing effective supports and treatment. The presenation will also address effective support strategies and ways to determine when and how to adapt treatment and supports to best meet the needs of the person. Topics related to mental health treatment and behavior supports 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 Available: NJ Social Work
 
COVID-19 Update -  Understanding Depression, Mood Disorders, and Disability
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Understanding Depression, Mood Disorders, and Disability 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 February 26, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

Employment Specialist Foundations: Basic Knowledge And Skills

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 January 25, 2021  4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Webinar
Open February 4, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Open March 4, 2021  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 January 15, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open January 27, 2021  4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Webinar
Open February 9, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Open March 9, 2021  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 January 21, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Open February 5, 2021  4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Webinar
Open February 19, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Open March 17, 2021  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 January 26, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Open February 8, 2021  4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Webinar
Open February 22, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm Webinar
Open March 23, 2021  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
 
COVID-19 Update - Employment Specialist Supplemental: Building Customer Relations for the Employment Specialist
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Supplemental: Building Customer Relations for the Employment Specialist 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 March 12, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 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.
 
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
 
COVID-19 Update - Employment Specialist Supplemental: Navigating Challenging Conversations on the Path to Employment
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Supplemental:Navigating Challenging Conversations on the Path to Employment 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 February 26, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 am Webinar

Employment Specialist Supplemental: Situational Assessment: A Tool for Exploring Possibilities

Many adults and young adults with disabilities employed today find themselves in jobs they are struggling to maintain over time. Often that struggle is because the job isn’t a good match for the employee’s skills, abilities, attributes and/or interests. While most adults and young adults without disabilities have had the opportunity to inform their employment and career preferences through a variety of formal and informal work experiences in different settings, this is typically not so for their peers with disabilities.  Job seekers with disabilities who have limited work experience to draw from are at a disadvantage when expected to identify employment goals.  In this training, participants will learn what situational assessments are and how they can be a valuable tool for job seekers and their community employment staff. Participants will receive the Situational Tool for Exploring Possibilities (STEP) and explore how its use can assist job seekers in identifying the type of job or career they want and how well their skills, abilities, attributes, and interests match it.
 
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
 
COVID-19 Update - Employment Specialist Supplemental: Situational Assessment: A Tool for Exploring Possibilities
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Supplemental: Situational Assessment: A Tool for Exploring Possibilities 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 February 12, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 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.
 
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
 
COVID-19 Update - Employment Specialist Supplemental: Social/Sexual Challenges at the Workplace
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Employment Specialist Supplemental: Social/Sexual Challenges at the Workplace 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 February 5, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 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.
 
COVID-19 Update - Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #1: Pre-Placement Supports
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #1: Pre-Placement 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
Open March 5, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 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.
 
COVID-19 Update - Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #2 Virtual Job Coaching Strategies
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #2 Virtual Job Coaching Strategies 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 March 26, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 am Webinar

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

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.
 
COVID-19 Update - Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #1: Pre-Placement Supports
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #1: Pre-Placement 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
Open March 5, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 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.
 
COVID-19 Update - Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #2 Virtual Job Coaching Strategies
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Remote Strategies for Job Coaches: Webinar #2 Virtual Job Coaching Strategies 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 March 26, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 am Webinar

People With DD And Families

The Family and Support Coordination Partnership: Making Choices, Becoming Empowered, and Supporting the Life Your Family Member Wants

As the service delivery system changes, all people with developmental disabilities receiving services through DDD will be able to choose a support coordination agency along with the services they receive. This training will provide families with the information they need about support coordination. Participants will also learn how to help their family members select a support coordination agency that will best meet their needs, work in partnership with the support coordinator throughout the person centered planning process, and identify service providers to help their family member achieve the life he or she wants. Special attention will be given to the process during the COVID-19 crisis and how to utilize technology along with best practices in Person Centered approaches.
 
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
Open February 5, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 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
Open Febuary 10, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Webinar
Open March 30, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Webinar

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 February 2 & 3, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open February 23 & 24, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open March 23 & 24, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open April 6 & 7, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open April 20 & 21, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open May 4 & 5, 2021  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  
 
COVID-19 Update -  Behavior Support Overview for the Support Coordinator
 
The Boggs Center has made accommodations to temporarily offer the Behavior Support Overview for the Support Coordinator 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 January 27, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Open April 28, 2021  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
Open February 10, 2021  10:30 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Open March 11, 2021  10:30 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Open April 15, 2021  10:30 am - 1:00 pm Webinar
Open May 27, 2021  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 February 9, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open May 18, 2021  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 April 13, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Webinar

Supports Brokerage

Orientation to Supports Brokerage

Supports brokers are the linchpin of the self-directed service model, fostering independence, social engagement, and choice. This orientation provides an overview of self-determination, self-direction, and the basic principles of person-centered thinking and planning. Participants will learn how Supports Brokers collaborate with the person receiving supports, Support Coordinators, the Fiscal Intermediary, and Self-Directed Employees to bring the service plan to life. As part of this two-day training, future Supports Brokers will build skills in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising Self-Directed Employees in partnership with those receiving supports. Building community connections and identifying supports outside of the formal service system will also be discussed.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Brokerage agencies and those interested in pursuing approval, NJ support coordination agencies, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
 
Continuing Education Credit is not offered for this webinar.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open March 25 & 26 ,2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar

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 January 19, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open January 26, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open February 8, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open February 16, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open February 25, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open March 2, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open March 10,2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open March 18, 2021  10:00 am - 2:00 pm Webinar
Open March 22, 2021  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
Closed January 15, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Registration is closed
Open March 11, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open April 26, 2021  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Webinar
Open June 21, 2021  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 January 28, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open April 29, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 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 February 18, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar
Open May 26, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Webinar