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Adoption Constellation: Skill Set for First/Birth Families-WEB


This webinar will focus on clinical and social services as they impact birth/first families during the adoption planning phase, post placement, and reunion. Additionally this workshop will examine an...

Aging: Policy and Economic Considerations-WEB


This is a 3 day webinar which is the second part and provides the foundation and contextual information for understanding the older adult population (Aging: The Human Process is the first part). This...

Attachment Theory: A Helpful Framework for Understanding and Intervening with At-Risk Children and Their Families-WEB


Secure attachment has been found to be associated with better social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children. Maternal sensitivity is thought to be a major contributor to the development of ...

Basic Elements and Skills Necessary for Effective Volunteer Management-WEB


This two-day webinar focuses on the elements and skills which are necessary to ensure a well run, productive volunteer program. As the manager of a volunteer program, you will learn to: 1) create a p...

Body Image and the Media-WEB


The average child sees 1000+ ads a day through media. Is the media contributing to the rise in disordered eating and eating disorders in children as young as age 5? You bet! This presentation explore...

Common Health Problems and Medication Use with Older Adults-WEB


This webinar will provide an overview of common health problems in the older adult population, such as malnutrition, dehydration, skin conditions, cardio-pulmonary disease, pneumonia, congestive hear...

Conflict: Friend or Foe-WEB


This webinar will address conflict theory and interventions for use with clients, staff, board members, and our personal interactions. We will examine conflict as a motivator for change and discuss s...

Dear Black Males...-WEB


This webinar will focus on the depiction of black males in today’s world, including the unique issues Black males go through and face. We will examine cultural mistrust, which influences percep...

DSM-5: What to Know and How to Apply It-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Competence in assessment and diagnosis is an ongoing area of development in clinical practice. For most practitioners, this requires having a solid understanding of the DSM...

Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Sorting Out the Complicated Symptom Picture-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Eating disorders and OCD are 2 extremely complicated illnesses and often times, their symptoms overlap. The eating disorder client obsesses about calories and compulsively ...

Elder Economic Security, Social Equity and the Reality of Longevity for Seniors in NJ-WEB


Faced with increasing costs and fixed incomes, many of New Jersey's seniors are living on the edge of poverty. As professionals, you may come across seniors in this situation. NJFA has produced the E...

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) a Mind-Body Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain-WEB


This how-to-do-it workshop focuses on learning meridian techniques to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders - including simple phobias, generalized anxiety, panic, acute stress reaction and trauma. T...

Employment, Sexuality, and Other Trending Topics in Adulthood-WEB


The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of critical issues relevant to adults with disabilities and those that support them. Participants will explore the concept of ableism and how i...

Ethical Dilemmas for Administrators and Managers-WEB


In running their programs and organizations, Senior Service Administrators/Managers strive to promote a caring, respectful and compassionate culture for the clients they serve on a daily basis. In o...

Financial Empowerment with Survivors-WEB


Violence against women comes in all forms, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. The use of economic or financial abuse to control and manipulate a partner is a topic that has re...

Group Treatment Approaches in Working With Trauma-WEB


Working together in a group atmosphere provides people who have survived a traumatic event with an opportunity to substantially cope with their reactions to this event. This webinar will help partic...

Helicopter Parenting while in Perpetual Conflict with an Underfunctioning Co-pilot . .. A Love Story-WEB


The Bowen family systems theory concept Nuclear Family Emotional Process describes the basic patterns of emotional functioning among and between members of two successive generations of a family - mo...

How to Avoid Getting Voted off the Island – Understanding and Managing Relationship Triangles


Remember your junior high cafeteria? If you generally artfully navigated through the dozens of relationship challenges, then skip this workshop. However, if those years still conjure up a bewilderi...

How to Deal with Trauma Anniversaries: Shootings, Deaths, Suicides and Pandemics-WEB


This webinar is designed to deal with the reality that traumatic events do not disappear with the passage of time and the original trauma can be retriggered by anniversaries. We need quality ways in...

Human Resources Management-WEB


Human Resource administration can be an organization's biggest challenge. Successful management of human resources promotes and enhances the skills and abilities of employees by creating and engaging...

If it isn't in Writing, It Didn't Happen: Documentation to Protect Your Client, Yourself, and Your Organization-WEB


Documentation is vital part of the professional's responsibility; however, it is often given insufficient attention. Writing progress notes, reports & letters requires the human service professional ...

Impact of Early Adverse Childhood Experiences - Implications for Adoption-WEB


This webinar will discuss the consequences of suboptimal care, deprivation and trauma on childhood development and the interface of biological and social influences. Included in the discussion will b...

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making-WEB


This interactive webinar will explore several different perspectives regarding ethical decision making. It will examine the role of cultural competence in making ethical decisions and outline how the...

Increase your Funding through Program Evaluation-WEB


How do you know if your work is effective? How would a prospective funder know whether your program is a good investment? The funder will never know unless you evaluate the effectiveness of the progr...

Leadership, Learning and Change: Improvising Out of Our Comfort Zone! (formerly Change Leadership)-WEB


There has never been a time in our lives where we have had to adapt to change as quickly or suddenly as we have had to do now. Even though we all know that change is inevitable and that we must be a...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Child/Adolescent Mental Health-WEB


This is a two day webinar will outline the legal and ethical requirements in providing mental health services to children and adolescents. The first webinar will set out the legal framework as defin...

Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective-WEB


When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it mea...

LSW/LCSW Examination Preparation Course-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. It is wise to do everything you can to pass the exam the first time. This popular interactive webinar will give participants the opportunity to learn test-taking strategies,...

Managing Change-WEB


The fast-changing world of human services organizations demands managers to be equally skilled in managing both for stability and for change. As the marketplace changes, as funders demand more and di...

Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues-WEB


The goal of this interactive webinar is to identify the changes that have occurred in the NJ Medical Marijuana Program. The history of marijuana legalization and major events that have shaped this hi...

Multicultural Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities-WEB


In this webinar participants will learn about ways for exploring and discovering the values and belief systems that shape the behavior of various ethnic groups, and the ways that various cultures app...

Organizational Resiliency, Prevention Workplace Stress and Burnout-WEB


Often during a crisis, we encourage individuals to develop and maintain individual resiliency. Organizations that have been able to absorb and adapt to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic succe...

Play-Based Engagement, Rapport Building, and Assessment Techniques for Children-WEB


This webinar will explore engagement, rapport building, assessment, and psychoeducation with children through play and art based activities. We will review the concepts of attunement, attachment, co...

Practical Parenting Toolbox-WEB


The purpose of this webinar is to teach professionals an overview of practical, "ready to use" skills and parenting techniques. The overarching goal of the webinar is to help professionals hone tech...

Program Evaluation - An Opportunity, Not a Burden-WEB


You value the work that you and your staff do. You provide services that help people in need and you do so in a conscientious manner. It is exciting work and you want people to know about it - not ju...

Promoting Social-Emotional and Character Development and Equity-Driven Culture in Schools


This webinar will present the basics of social-emotional and character development as best practices for classroom and school culture and climate, strategic interventions to ally with school personne...

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice-WEB


This webinar explores the topic of racial justice and how it relates to social work. We will engage in conversations about racial justice work that help to foster authentic engagement with social wor...

Rethinking Therapeutic Approaches with Older Adults-WEB


Most therapeutic approaches assume all adults are the same regardless of where they are in the lifespan. However, we know that older adults are a distinct population with specific needs and challenge...

Screen Smart Counseling: A Media-Age Guide for Therapy-WEB


During the last two decades there have been profound sociocultural shifts in how we use and experience technology. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate ways to effectively navigate and utili...

Self Injury in the School Setting


Self-injury is a touchy subject in the school setting. This webinar will help school professionals understand how to work with students and families when self-injury is presented, how it manifests an...

Somatic Therapy for Anxiety and Trauma-WEB


This webinar will introduce clinicians to the method of Somatic Therapy. Somatic Therapy is an organic, body-oriented approach that releases traumatic shock. Expand your clinical toolbox and learn ...

Stress Management for Program Managers-WEB


Program managers are responsible for the bottom line in their programs. They also are in the middle position in the organization between the Executive Director and the direct practice social workers...

Suicide Prevention with Trans Youth-WEB


The risk of suicide increases for trans individuals when they participate in single gendered therapy group(s) and other treatment modalities with cisgender patients. Trans individuals are often ...

Technology Dependence: Implications for Violence in the Family, School and Self-injury-WEB


This highly engaging webinar provides the most up to date research pertaining to "tech-dependence," social isolation, decreased empathy, virtual relationships, bullying and self-injury. Learn t...

The Birth Order Blues – Understanding Sibling Position Strengths, Blind Spots, and Liabilities


The Bowen family systems theory concept of Sibling Position asserts that people who grow up in the same sibling position in families tend to have important common characteristics. For example, oldest...

The Culturally Woke Social Worker-WEB


It is a social worker’s role to become ‘woke’ to cultural differences and systems of racial oppression in order to have essential conversations with coworkers and clients. This webi...

The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options-WEB


In this webinar, the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids will be discussed. Participants will also be introduced to another drug t...

The Role of Diversity in Trauma Treatment: Overcoming Barriers and Empowering Ethnic Identity-WEB


Trauma treatment requires culturally compassionate and responsive clinical interventions. Culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and other identities play a significant role in how trauma affects not onl...

This is a Time of Suffering: Comforting Ourselves through Self-Compassion-WEB


There is no denying that this time in our history is one of the most stressful in our lifetime. Prolonged exposure to stress is scientifically proven to be detrimental to our physical and emotional ...

Trauma in Schools: Response Matters


1 in 4 children experience trauma in their lives. With natural disasters, rising suicide rates, schools shootings, and every day trauma, the aftermath of trauma continues to stall educational benchm...

Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma-WEB


We are exposed to the issue of racism through media and daily experience and so are our clients. Many times our clients need a safe space to navigate all of the input they receive and come to terms ...

Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Community Violence-WEB


Trauma has sometimes been defined in reference to circumstances that are outside the realm of normal human experience. Unfortunately, this definition does not always hold true for the clients with wh...

Waiting for the Mud to Settle: Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During Chaotic Times-WEB


During times of uncertainty and chaos, feelings of fear, anxiety, overwhelm and grief are likely to rise to the surface and dominate our awareness. Mindfulness involves focusing awareness and non-ju...

Working with Trauma: Understanding Vicarious Trauma, Vicarious Resilience and the Importance of Self-Care (previous title Self Care in Trauma Work)-WEB


Trauma affects everyone it touches. Working with trauma survivors and ongoing exposure to traumatic material puts professionals and their supervisors at risk for secondary traumatic stress (vicariou...