Workshops: Developmental Disabilities

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An Introduction to Developmental Disabilities - WEB

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

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Instructor: Melissa Cheplic, MPH
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Disability Policy Issues-WEB

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 workshop 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: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Intervention Planning in K-12 Settings for Students Engaging in Repeated Behavior Problems-WEB

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.

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

Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Developmental Disabilities-WEB

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
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Supporting Youth with Disabilities in the Transition to Adult Life-WEB

ID: 3027WEB

Adopting the roles of adults, such as worker, post-secondary student, or family member, can be difficult and intimidating for any young person. When the young person has a disability, the challenges are multiplied. In this workshop, the roles of adult life will be explored, and why it may be hard for a young person with a disability to fill those roles. Topics to be discussed include transition planning, roles for various support people, instruction in community living, preparation for higher education, and support to enter the workforce. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Trauma Risk and Recovery-WEB

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 Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Melissa Cheplic, MPH
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Understanding and Managing Problem Behaviors-WEB

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

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Instructor: Philip Smith, PhD
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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