Aging & Grief

Aging And Grief

"But They Won’t Understand:" Dispelling the Myths of Grief, Loss, and I/DD

This workshop provides essential guidance for providers and professionals on effectively supporting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) through the complex processes of loss and grief. Participants will examine the various types of loss that individuals with I/DD may encounter, sometimes all at once, including the loss of loved ones, supporters, peers, routines, and familiar people and environments. Participants will learn how to identify, validate, and support all forms of loss, acknowledging their significant impact on individuals with I/DD and their support networks. Participants will gain practical strategies for providing compassionate and meaningful support to individuals with disabilities during times of loss.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this course.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed June 13, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Growing Older Together: Aging Siblings and Intellectual Disability

This workshop explores the unique dynamics experienced by aging siblings where one member has an intellectual disability. Participants will explore strategies aimed at enhancing the well-being of both siblings, recognizing each sibling’s contributions and needs. Additionally, attendees will focus on the varied roles and responsibilities typically taken on by non-disabled siblings, especially as parents become unable to provide primary care and support. Participants will gain insights into the challenges and rewards of this life stage for those they support, along with strategies for better supporting the entire family unit.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed June 3, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Behavior & Mental Health

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this course.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to:Positive Behavior Support FAQ
  
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 20, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Completed May 29, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Completed June 3, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Completed June 6, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Full June 13, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Full June 18, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Full June 24, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Open June 26, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

Open July 2, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Open July 10, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Open July 15, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Open July 24, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

This course builds on the principles of Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports, as outlined in the foundations course. In many cases, people who engage in persistent patterns of problem behaviors demonstrate complex behaviors with many underlying causes. This training will assist participants in learning to conduct a team-based, multi-component, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to systematically assess these behaviors and identify the underlying function or motivation. The second phase of the training will illustrate how to use this information to develop effective intervention plans to address ongoing behavior and mental health needs and support quality of life.   
 
Note:This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
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
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 22, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Open July 8, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this course.
 
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
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open June 20, 2024  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Behavior & Mental Health Supplemental

Strategies to Avoid Responses that Reinforce Dangerous Behavior

When challenging behavior escalates to dangerous levels of aggression or self-injury, it often becomes necessary for supporters to engage in intensive interaction with the individual.  In extreme cases, this may result in the use of “hands-on” or personal control techniques to preserve health and safety.  This webinar will address strategies to avoid escalation, in order to reduce the need to use these extreme interventions.  In addition to this, techniques will presented for managing interactions with the individual during and following a crisis intervention that are designed to reduce the likelihood that the individual will learn these problem behaviors are a good way to get a reaction from those that support them.   
 
Note:This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this course.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Full June 18, 2024  10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this course.
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Full May 29, 2024  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Behavior Support Planning: Preparation And Practice

Case Illustration: Evaluating and Adapting the Behavior Support Plan

Everyone who writes or implements behavior plans on a regular basis, sometimes works on a plan that isn’t achieving the desired results.  This webinar will present a case illustration of such a plan.  The session will address a variety of strategies used to test hypotheses, modify data collection, and apply the insights gained from these evaluations.  The impact of making these changes will show how team efforts to evaluate the behavior support plan, adapt the hypothesis, and apply new interventions to better meet the needs of this individual.  
 
Should you have any additional questions related to this training, please refer to: Positive Behavior Support FAQ
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed June 11, 2024  10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Community Supports & Quality

Community Supports And Quality

Developing Person-Centered Support Strategies to Help People Achieve Outcomes

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Full May 29, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.  
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open July 31, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Community-Based Instruction

Community-Based Instruction Community Of Practice Events

Community of Practice (VCoP) is a group of individuals who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. The CBI VCoP sessions provide opportunities for practitioners to share resources, experiences, stories, tools, classroom lessons, and problem-solving strategies. The VCoP is intended for educators, administrators, job coaches, support staff and other school staff interested in collaborating, connecting, and sharing information on CBI practices.

CBI Program Showcase

The CBI Showcase is an opportunity to share and celebrate the successes of CBI practitioners from schools and districts around New Jersey. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about CBI implementation experiences and strategies from diverse stakeholders. Time for networking with the community and Q & A with presenters will also be included. Registrants will receive an agenda prior to the event. If you would like to learn more about presenting at the CBI showcase, please send your inquiry to the CBI Project team.
 
Note: This series is ONLY open to New Jersey school staff.
 
This training provides a total of 4 hours of professional development.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJDOE Professional Development Hours.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Full June 4, 2024  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Foundations Of Community-Based Instruction Series For New School Personnel

Schools frequently encounter challenges that may jeopardize the quality of CBI implementation over time including staff turnover, staff reassignments, or increased staffing needs. Schools and districts are more likely to sustain CBI practices if there are available trained personnel to continue utilizing the practice. To address this need, the Foundations of CBI Training Series for New Personnel, is offered annually to support new school personnel from previously established CBI teams to support maintenance and sustainability of existing CBI practices and programming.
 
An individual will not be considered to have been fully trained in the Foundations of CBI until after the successful completion of ALL four days.

Foundations of CBI Day 4: Supporting and Sustaining Leadership and Logistics

Due to the unique management and logistical challenges related to implementing CBI, schools may struggle when establishing or planning substantial growth of this practice. During this session, participants will learn about major programming areas including stakeholder involvement, budgets, policies and procedures, master planning including the training and coordination of personnel, selecting activities and locations, curriculum development, and the use of systematic instruction to ensure CBI is consistently implemented with quality. Participants will have the opportunities to assess their school/district’s current CBI practices and determine how they will contribute to existing CBI Action Plans.
Note: This series is ONLY open to individual school staff who are new to CBI practices and are employed in a district that has been previously trained and has an established CBI implementation team.
 
This training provides a total of 5 hours of professional development.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJDOE Professional Development Hours.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed May 22, 2024  9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Employment

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 New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed June 4, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Open July 1, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open August 6, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open September 9, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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 New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed June 6, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Open July 3, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open August 8, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open September 13, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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 New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 16, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Full June 11, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Open July 8, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open August 13, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open September 16, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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 New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work, CRCC, NJDOE
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 23, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Closed June 13, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Open July 15, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open August 15, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Open September 20, 2024  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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 New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 22, 2024  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Employment Specialist Supplemental: Business Advisory Committees: Networking Support for Job Development

Business advisory committees are not a new concept, they have been used in community-based employment programs for decades. A well-constructed business advisory committee with a clear mission can make job development easier. Developing job opportunities for individuals with disabilities requires making connections with employers and developing strategies to create and expand community links. Starting and maintaining a business advisory committee often takes a backseat to the more pressing needs of day-to-day agency and program operations. Using a number of knowledgeable resources, we will discuss a framework for developing an effective and productive business advisory committee and how to keep it going.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed May 30, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Open September 18, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom

Employment Specialist Supplemental: Cultural Humility and Self-Reflection in the Job Coaching Partnership

In recent years, supported employment organizations have been prioritizing the need to provide culturally competent employment supports, which includes learning how to support people with disabilities from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. However, this focus on acquiring knowledge about different cultural groups can become its own obstacle. Too often, a focus on “becoming culturally competent” can lead to the development of stereotypes, or functions to protect ourselves from the shame or vulnerability that we experience when we are concerned about making a cultural misstep. Rather than considering what we know about others, cultural humility asks us to first consider what we truly know about ourselves so that we can be aware of our how own beliefs, values, and world view impact those that we support. This workshop will demonstrate that by reframing the expectation that a job coach must enter a supported employment relationship already “competent” in the culture of another, they will be better, more authentic, and more impactful partners and champions for employment success.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 7, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom

Employment Specialist Supplemental: Integrating Technology – Job Preparation and Development

Social services have traditionally been behind the times when it comes to using current and emerging technology to further efforts in the field. This session will dive into a host of different technology that a job coach could use to ready a candidate for their job search or interview, including digital and video resumes and endorsements, remote interviewing software, QR code embedding, and more. From a job developer standpoint, participants will learn how to harness the power of social media to exponentially increase their network and improve their ability to interact with business owners, capitalizing on many open and hidden job leads.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 18, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom

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 New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open July 29, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom

Meaningful Days Leading To Fulfilling Lives

For some time now expectations for service delivery have been changing within our state to continue to mirror national trends and consumer preferences. Through this training professionals working in day services will develop a better understanding of what is driving the change in service expectations, such as the HCBS Settings Rule, and the role of the direct support professional in implementing these changes. Trainees will explore how the services they provide should be defined by the provision of quality experiences that lead to more fulfilling lives for those receiving services and prioritizes inclusion in community life. The training is designed to encourage day staff to think creatively about services, support strategies, advocacy and the development of community capacity.
 
This is a training series and taking both Day 1 and Day 2 will be the mandatory pre-requisite to taking any further trainings under the Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives category offered subsequently.

Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives: Day 1 Context and Theory

Participants will revisit state-wide goals and federal mandates for the provision of community-based services as well as the service providers’ role within the disability civil rights movement and inclusion. Participants will also discuss and understand basic concepts that should be driving service delivery such as Meaningful, Community, Valued Role, Choice, etc.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 20, 2024  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives: Day 2 Day Services Tools

Participants will discuss tools necessary for meaningful supports and services for individuals with disabilities. Person-centered planning and Charting the Life tools to enhance the discovery process, community mapping as a tool to get to know local community resources, the use of technology to enhance community-based supports and ways to provide structure to programming and activities.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Day 1: Context and Theory
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 21, 2024  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Registration is closed

Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives: Day Habilitation/Community Inclusion Services

For some time now expectations for service delivery have been changing within our state to continue to mirror national trends and consumer preferences. Through this training professionals working in day services will develop a better understanding of what is driving the change in service expectations, such as the HCBS Settings Rule, and the role of the direct support professional in implementing these changes. Trainees will explore how the services they provide should be defined by the provision of quality experiences that lead to more fulfilling lives for those receiving services and prioritizes inclusion in community life. The training is designed to encourage day staff to think creatively about services, support strategies, advocacy and the development of community capacity.
 
Day Habilitation/Community Inclusion Services participants will discuss the descriptions of both Day Habilitation and Community Inclusion services as defined in the NJDDD Supports Program Manual. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills in developing strategies around these service delivery options that center around supporting people to have the lives they want.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives Day 1: Context and Theory, and Day 2: Day Services Tools
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 23, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives: Prevocational Training Services

For some time now expectations for service delivery have been changing within our state to continue to mirror national trends and consumer preferences. Through this training professionals working in day services will develop a better understanding of what is driving the change in service expectations, such as the HCBS Settings Rule, and the role of the direct support professional in implementing these changes. Trainees will explore how the services they provide should be defined by the provision of quality experiences that lead to more fulfilling lives for those receiving services and prioritizes inclusion in community life. The training is designed to encourage day staff to think creatively about services, support strategies, advocacy and the development of community capacity.
 
Prevocational Training Services participants will discuss the description of Prevocational Training services as defined in the NJDDD Supports Program Manual. Participants will have the opportunity to practice developing strategies around this service delivery option that are based on general, non-job task specific skills as they learn about activities that could be part of effective prevocational training services.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey CBVI, DDD, and DVRS, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, DVRS approved vendors, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Meaningful Days Leading to Fulfilling Lives Day 1: Context and Theory, and Day 2: Day Services Tools
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 23, 2024  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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PCAST - Person-Centered Approaches In Schools And Transition

PCAST – Statewide Training Events

PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings

This workshop will teach person-centered thinking skills and introduce tools designed to improve the quality of collaborative meetings, especially IEP meetings. Participants will leave with practical strategies and tools related to pre-meeting preparation, effective communication, management of difficult conversations and situations, approaches to address sensitive topics, New Jersey Administrative Code requirements, and post-meeting implementation.
 
Note: This two-day workshop provides a total of 9 hours of professional development.
“Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings” is a two-day workshop. Completion of day one is required to attend day two.
Completion of “An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals” is highly recommended but not required.
 
This training currently is ONLY open to NJ school staff, students with disabilities, and their family members.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJDOE Professional Development Hours
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed February 22 & 23, 2024  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

LRC - Learning Resource Center North | Directions
Web Site
7 Glenwood Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
East Orange, NJ     07017
973-414-4491

Registration is closed

PCAST – Person-Centered Practice Supplemental Training

PCAST: Culturally Responsive Facilitation in Person-Centered Practices

Participants will use person-centered thinking skills and tools to learn about implicit bias, microaggressions and culturally relevant practices. These tools and related activities will help participants to develop and enhance their facilitation skills that are culturally relevant to students, families, and communities.
 
Note: This one-day workshop includes 2 hour live virtual modules providing a total of 4 hours of professional development.
Completion of “An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals” is highly recommended but not required.
 
This training currently is ONLY open to NJ school staff, students with disabilities, and their family members.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJDOE Professional Development Hours
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed February 16, 2024  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Zoom

Registration is closed

PCAST – Community Of Practice Events

PCAST: Annual Innovation Swap Meet

Our 10th annual PCAST Innovation Swap Meet sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education, in partnership with Rutgers-The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. This event is an opportunity for participants in the PCAST Cohort Districts to showcase their efforts related to the implementation of person-centered approaches in schools. It is also an opportunity to network with other educators, students, and family members.
 
This training currently is only open to Cohort Schools.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed May 23, 2024  9:30 am - 1:00 pm

LRC - Learning Resource Center Central | Directions
Web Site
200 River View Plaza -1st Floor
Trenton, NJ     08611
609-376-3955

Registration is closed

PCAST: Family Workbooks - A Summer Playbook

During this Community of Practice event, participants will have an opportunity to discuss techniques to help families talk about the IEP process in a person-centered way. Newly developed project materials ranging from early elementary to post-secondary transition will be explored. This is a one-hour, live lunch and learn via zoom.   
 
Note: This training provides a total of 1 hour of professional development.
 
This training currently is ONLY open to NJ school staff, students with disabilities, and their family members.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed June 7, 2024  10:30 am - 11:30 am

Zoom

Registration is closed
Closed June 7, 2024  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Registration is closed
Closed June 7, 2024  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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PCAST: Overview to Person-Centered Planning and Supports for Family Members

An interactive session to provide family members an opportunity to learn how person-centered approaches in schools can result in more meaningful planning and improved relationships with school personnel. Person-centered approaches strengthen educator-family collaboration through enhanced communication and shared visioning for student supports. The format will be comfortable, relaxed, and conversational.
 
Note: This training is currently ONLY open to family members of students in NJ school districts.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed June 4, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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PCAST: Overview to Supported Decision-Making: A Person-Centered Practice

An interactive session designed to provide attendees an understanding of how the Person-Centered Approaches to School and Transition enhances Supported Decision-Making (SDM) for students. There will be a sharing of tools and strategies for building decision-making capacity in students. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and ask questions.
 
Note: This training provides a total of 1 hour of professional development.
This training is currently ONLY open to NJ school staff and family members of students.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJDOE Professional Development Hours.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed June 3, 2024  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Registration is closed
Closed June 3, 2024  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Registration is closed

PCAST: Strategies for Administrators on Implementing Person-Centered Approaches in Schools

The interactive session will convene school administrators and other project leaders who are engaged in introducing and broadening the implementation of person-centered approaches in their schools. Attendees will participate in facilitated group discussions designed to share experiences on effective strategies and mechanisms for promoting efficiency and avoiding pitfalls.
 
Note: This training provides a total of 1 hour of professional development.
This training is currently ONLY open to NJ school Administrators
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJDOE Professional Development Hours.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed June 5, 2024  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zoom

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People With DD And Families

People With DD And Families

Building Partnerships in Planning through Charting the LifeCourse and Person-Centered Thinking

People with disabilities, families, and support coordinators collaborate to map a vision for life, define outcomes, and select the services and supports to help achieve them. The Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework, developed by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Institute for Human Development, was created to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want. Through engaging activities, this workshop will describe this framework and demonstrate how it can be used to develop plans that are authentically person-centered
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, Support Coordination agencies, Supports Brokerage Providers, individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed June 4, 2024  10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mercer County Library | Directions
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ     08648
609-882-9246

Registration is closed
Full June 27, 2024  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom

Support Coordination

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 New Jersey Support Coordinators and Support Coordinator Supervisors.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
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.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
 
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed June 11 & 12, 2024  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Open July 16 & 17, 2024  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Open August 20 & 21, 2024  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Open Septmember 18 & 19, 2024  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Support Coordination Workshops

Building Partnerships in Planning through Charting the LifeCourse and Person-Centered Thinking

People with disabilities, families, and support coordinators collaborate to map a vision for life, define outcomes, and select the services and supports to help achieve them. The Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework, developed by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Institute for Human Development, was created to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want. Through engaging activities, this workshop will describe this framework and demonstrate how it can be used to develop plans that are authentically person-centered
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, Support Coordination agencies, Supports Brokerage Providers, individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed June 4, 2024  10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mercer County Library | Directions
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ     08648
609-882-9246

Registration is closed
Full June 27, 2024  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom

Navigating Conflict for Support Coordinators

Support Coordinators assist people with disabilities as they explore their hopes and dreams and forge a path to achieve goals by connecting to needed supports. This can be a deeply personal and challenging process. Often Support Coordinators need to navigate conflicting perspectives between people with disabilities, their families, service providers, and others on the team. Through this training, Support Coordinators will learn how and why conflict happens, along with strategies to prevent conflict and successfully facilitate resolutions when it does occur.   
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Full June 20, 2024  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom

Event Full
Registration Closed

Upholding the HCBS Settings Final Rule for Support Coordinators

Support Coordinators have an integral role in upholding the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule through planning, connecting, and monitoring. This training provides information about the HCBS Settings Final Rule and its impact for people with I/DD and the services they receive. Support Coordinators will learn to incorporate elements of the Rule into the person-centered planning process, utilize tools to help people build relationships and community connections, and conduct authentic monitoring to assess compliance.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to Employees of New Jersey DDD, Support Coordinators, and Support Coordinator Supervisors.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 14, 2024  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open August 22, 2024  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Zoom

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Prerequisite: Support Coordination Orientation
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 16, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Zoom

Registration is closed

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Coordination agencies, and Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
  
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open July 11, 2024  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Zoom

Supports Brokerage

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Support Brokerage agencies and those interested in pursuing approval, NJ support coordination agencies, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Closed May 15 & 16, 2024  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Closed June 17 & 18, 2024  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Registration is closed

New Jersey Supports Broker Network Meeting: Professional Development

The NJ Supports Broker Network meets every other month to provide professional development and opportunities to discuss promising practices with supports brokers across the state. Topics may include but are not limited to: Community Connections; Person-Centered Practice; Circles of Support; Partnerships; DDD Updates; Fiscal Intermediary Processes; Supporting SDE Recruitment and Retention; etc…Additional sessions may be held periodically to address the learning needs of supports brokers.
 
Note: This professional development meeting is ONLY open to NJ Supports Brokers and DDD employees
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 28, 2024  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Zoom

Registration is closed
Open July 12, 2024  9:45 am - 12:00 pm

First United Church of Christ (Outside) | Directions
Web Site
Meet Up & Starting Point
48 Church St.
Milford, NJ 08848,    
Parking in front of the church

Open July 16, 2024  9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Collingswood Public Library (Outside) | Directions
Web Site
Meet Up & Starting Point
771 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108,    
Street and Lot Parking Available

Open August 16, 2024  9:45 am - 12:00 pm

The Juice House (Outside) | Directions
Web Site
Meet Up & Starting Point
31 E Main St. Suite 7
Freehold, NJ, 07728,    
Community Parking Lot Available

Open August 20, 2024  9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Millburn Town Hall (Outside) | Directions
Web Site
375 Millburn Ave.
Millburn, NJ 07041

Transition

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 One: Launch Pad for Success

This webinar will lay the foundation for the concepts that will be discussed throughout this series. Many transition professionals have misconceptions about what adult services can and can’t do for students upon graduation. We will discuss both the capacities and the limitations of the existing services in New Jersey. We will highlight the importance of setting high expectations for all graduates, regardless of the severity of their disability. Lastly, we will broaden our approach from “person centered planning” to “family centered planning” to ensure that the entire family unit is supported, prepared, and empowered for a full, inclusive life after graduation.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 26, 2024  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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Webinar Two: Adult Life 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Adult Services

In this webinar, we will break down the specific services, program options, and supports that are available in the adult service system. We will examine eligibility criteria as well as the funding processes for each. Participants will learn to evaluate each option within the context of larger transition planning and the goal of a full, meaningful life.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open October 22, 2024  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Zoom

Webinar Three: The Changing Landscape of Post-Secondary Options

There was a time when college was viewed as simply not an option for students with intellectual disabilities. However, due to the advocacy of students and their families, this is no longer the case. Both in New Jersey and nationally, there is a growing number of programs that provide alternate paths to a college experience for students with disabilities. This webinar will discuss this changing landscape, how to evaluate these emerging programs, and how to work with students and families to ensure a productive and appropriate post-secondary experience.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open November 19, 2024  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Zoom

Webinar Four: Roadblocks in Family Partnerships: Repairing Communication in Challenging Situations

Working with families is a critical part of transition planning, but there are always some families with whom building rapport and forging collaborative relationships is simply not easy. This webinar will discuss what the transition process is often like from the parent perspective, and why they may be resistant to support, feedback, and help from the school team. We will explore how it is often the parents who are most challenging to engage that need our support the most. Participants will learn specific tools and approaches that will help repair troubled relationships and build stronger partnerships with families during this critical time of transition.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
  
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open January 13, 2025  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Zoom

Webinar Five:Understanding Social Security Benefits: Setting Your Graduates Up for Employment Success

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.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open February 10, 2025  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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Webinar Six: Long-Term Planning

Informed long-term family, financial, and estate planning is critical for individuals with disabilities and their families. In this webinar, participants will be given a road map to help guide families through these critical decisions. Additionally, participants will explore Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, as well understanding the role of a health care proxy and/or a power of attorney in supporting individuals with disabilities to make decisions in their lives as adults.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open March 17, 2025  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Zoom

Workforce Development & Frontline Supervisors

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 use a laptop or desktop computer in order to toggle between the Zoom and a web browser. Alternate devices such smart phones, Tablets, iPads and Kindle Fire are NOT acceptable.   
 
In advance of the training, participants must download the CDS Adminstrator Manual and print or have available on an alternate screen (e.g. second screen, phone, tablet) to refer to as needed throughout the training and use after successful completion.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD and DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers.  
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 23, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Completed June 4, 2024  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Registration is closed
Completed June 13, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Registration is closed
Full June 18, 2024  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Event Full
Registration Closed
Open July 9, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Open July 18, 2024  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Open July 25, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Open August 13, 2024  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Open August 22, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Open August 27, 2024  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Open September 12, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Open September 17, 2024  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Open September 26, 2024  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open July 11, 2024  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Zoom 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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open July 9, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Zoom

Frontline Supervision Series: Promoting Cultural Competence & Cultural Humility

Frontline Supervisors support employees from increasingly diverse backgrounds. Cultural competence and cultural humility are essential for harnessing the benefits of a diverse workforce, and building trust, relationships and effective communication within organizations, teams, and those supported. Participants in this course will learn about the concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility, strategies for promoting professional relations among a diverse workforce, and effective practices for supporting DSPs in the provision of culturally-appropriate supports and services.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Open September 25, 2024  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom

Frontline Supervision Series: Supervision, Leadership, and Promoting Professionalism

Frontline Supervisors are leaders and supporters, enhancing the capacity of their team to work together toward common goals. This course focuses on building skills to ensure competence, accountable performance, continuing professional development, and support for those supervised. Participants will learn strategies for: promoting professional relations and teamwork, building effective teams, facilitating collaborative problem-solving, managing conflict, and reviewing performance.
 
Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Full June 25, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Zoom

Event Full
Registration Closed
Open August 27, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Zoom

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 New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members.
To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.
 
Certificates: Certificates of Attendance with training title and duration will be provided.
 
Continuing Education Credit: NJ Social Work
Status Date Time Location Registration
Completed May 22, 2024  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Zoom

Registration is closed