Workshops: Developmental Disabilities

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An Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3001WEB

To better serve individuals with developmental disabilities in all settings, it is important for social workers and other social services professionals to have an understanding of the various developmental disabilities covered under the federal and state definitions. The focus of this webinar will be to provide participants with this basic knowledge along with the structure of the various service systems most utilized by individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages as they are supported in the community. The participants will be given the opportunity to discuss various approaches to supporting people throughout their life span. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

Instructor: Melissa Cheplic, MPH
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Community Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities: Evolving Approaches-WEB

ID: 3025WEB

Over the past years, the approach utilized in supporting adults with developmental disabilities has been evolving and changing from an institution-based service delivery system to a community-based system of supports and services. This has also led to shifting of roles and responsibilities for the professionals, from one of organizing services to working with a person to determine what they want in their life. In this webinar, participants will be presented with an overview of these changes, the current approaches to planning, and their impact on the delivery system. Participants will be given the opportunity to apply these planning methods as they look for ways to assist adults with developmental disabilities to plan their futures. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

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Instructor: Colleen McLaughlin, MEd
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Disability Policy Issues

ID: 3002WEB

This webinar will provide a historical perspective of disability policy in the United States, and will examine how public policy at the State and National level influences services and outcomes for people with disabilities and their families. Examples of legislation that will be examined are the Developmental Disabilities Act as well as the role of Medicaid in shaping long- term care for people whose disabilities persist throughout the life span. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the future trends and directions in disability policy. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Ethical

Instructor: Deborah Spitalnik, PhD
Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving

ID: 3009WEB

This webinar explores the aging process as it impacts the functional ability and cognition of individuals with developmental disabilities. Particular attention will be paid to the cumulative impact of a shared aging trajectory between many adult children with developmental disabilities and their parents. Participants will be engaged in an interactive examination of current trends in health care, service systems, caregiver supports, and end-of-life issues particular to persons with developmental disabilities and their family members and caregivers. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

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Instructor: Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Intervention Planning in K-12 Settings for Students Engaging in Repeated Behavior Problems

ID: 5300WEB

The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with tools and resources for understanding why behavior patterns form and how to select and plan for interventions. Webinar content will focus on three topics: (1) assessing behavior patterns; (2) developing a competing pathway for intervention planning; and (3) intervention implementation and progress monitoring. Participants will apply the information through various activities and use of a case study. Participants will have electronic access to all tools and resources for use in their district. [Elective for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann, PhD
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3003WEB

This webinar will focus on the major ethical issues and legal concerns practitioners confront in working with people with developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will be asked to discuss strategies for resolving the seemingly irresolvable dilemmas that are part of issues related to competency and decision making; the role of families and guardians; the right to services and treatment; and the equities and inequities of the service delivery system. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Ethical

Instructor: Gwen Orlowski, JD
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Multicultural Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3005WEB

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 approach the understanding of disabilities, services, and supports. The focus will be on helping participants understand the ways that culture impacts their own identity and that of people they serve. We will explore ways that a commitment to cultural competence is crucial for effective relationships with people in many areas of concern and practice. The webinar will also examine some of the major ethnic groups in New Jersey and strategies/resources for interaction with those communities. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Bethany Chase, LSW, CESP
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Supporting Families through Change

ID: 3026WEB

The arrival of a child with a developmental disability has life-long implications for the family. This workshop will examine important transitions across the lifespan of individuals with disabilities in the context of their family and community. Discussion will include initial diagnosis, entrance into education and adult services, and how these stages impact the family system. Effective ways to support families as they go through these stages will also be examined. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

Instructor: Carrie Coffield, PhD
Colleen McLaughlin, MEd
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Trauma Risk and Recovery

ID: 3040WEB

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities are likely to experience some form of trauma during their lifetime. There is often a failure to recognize the effects of trauma on people with DD and the signs of past experiences may be overlooked or untreated. This session will explore the types of traumatic events that are common and why people with Disabilities are more at risk. Additionally, the connection between trauma and its impact on an individual’s biology and behavior will be discussed. Participants will be provided with an overview of trauma-informed approaches to support healing and recovery including therapeutic interventions, coping strategies, and positive identity development. [Elective for Developmental Disabilities or Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Melissa Cheplic, MPH
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Understanding and Managing Problem Behaviors

ID: 3028WEB

Problem behaviors present a significant barrier to community life and success for many people with developmental disabilities. This webinar will review approaches to investigating the reasons for the existence of problem behaviors and strategies for the management of problem behaviors. Mental health considerations, person-centered approaches, including positive behavior supports, and behavior analytic perspectives to assessing and treating problem behavior will be discussed. [Elective for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Philip Smith, PhD
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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