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Disproportionality in Special Education: Implications & Interventions

ID: 4965

Disproportionality is defined by the State of NJ as, the over representation of specific racial/ethnic groups in special education. Disproportionality adversely affects minority and low income children in special education the most; specifically in the areas of social/emotional and academic outcomes. This workshop will focus on defining the problem, outlining the causes, and identifying interventions available to mental health professionals. Therapists and child advocates working with students and families regarding school related concerns will benefit from learning how disproportionality affects your clients and what our roles can be regarding education and advocacy.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Latesha Jenkins, MS, LSW
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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

ID: 4113

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 to consider many factors including the purpose of the communication, the recipient of the communication & the goal(s) of the writer. This workshop will focus best practices in professional documentation for social workers and other professionals with topics including, but not limited to: how to memorialize your assessment, prognosis & action plan in your documentation; how to appropriately convey these issues in communications to others; when to draft reports narrowly versus broadly; how to advocate & persuade on your client's behalf; how to convey objectivity; ethical & legal issues in documentation. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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LCSW/LSW Examination Preparation Course

ID: 5153

It is wise to do everything you can to pass the exam the first time. This popular interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn test-taking strategies, practice test-taking with sample questions, and identify those content areas of the test where they have strengths as well as content areas where they need to improve their knowledge base. The workshop will include hands-on activities, practice test questions, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and short lectures. Note: This course is not eligible for CEHs and it does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 0.00

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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LGBT Issues and the Law

ID: 4073

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered often requires clients to view who they are and what their rights are as defined by law. A general understanding of what the law says is required in many situations, such as: legalizing a relationship, ending a relationship, housing, protecting civil rights in employment, and asserting one?s rights when it comes to discrimination and hate crime victimization. This workshop will address what the helping professional needs to know when it comes to the New Jersey civil union and domestic partnership statutes, adoption law, the Law Against Discrimination and Hate Crimes Act, as well as the impact of Federal laws such as The Civil Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, among other things. The participant will also learn who they can refer their client to and what kind of assistance is available to them, as well what changes are currently pending to make New Jersey safer and more equal for LGBT clients. Knowledge of the law is not necessary as the presenter is committed to making law understandable for social workers and other helping professionals. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Living on the Edge: Poverty, Hunger, and the Role of Advocacy in NJ

ID: 4138

As the economic divide widens in America, more people are living in or on the edge of poverty. This workshop examines hunger and food insecurity as symptoms of poverty and the various causes of this growing problem. Health and economic consequences of hunger will be discussed as well as social and political factors. Several anti-hunger/nutrition programs will be highlighted with emphasis on ways to reach at risk populations, such as older adults and children. Through lecture, video and case studies, workshop participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the issue and the role of social work in eradicating poverty and hunger through outreach, education and advocacy.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Lisa Pitz, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Parents and School Success

ID: 4955

This workshop will provide social workers with basic information and skills needed for enabling parents to help their children succeed in school. Studies have shown that healthy involvement of parents in their childrens education is a critical ingredient in academic success. The workshop will be divided into three parts: Preparing children to succeed in school, Encouraging positive classroom and home behaviors & Parent as Coach to reinforce academic skill growth and success. Through lecture, activities and video presentations, participants will gain skills and insights into the School-Smart Home; healthy, productive discipline techniques and academic reinforcement skills that have been proven to enrich and support academic success. Parent-teacher relationships will also be explored for the best possible problem-solving outcomes for children.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Michael Katz
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Positive Parenting

ID: 5772

Positive parenting is an approach focused on bringing out the best in kids by focusing on their potential, strengths, and inherent abilities. In many human service settings parenting education is a key element of the services provided. Whether parents are involved in school-related activities, post-divorce mediation, the child welfare system, mental health services, or self-enrichment programs, parenting education touches the lives and future welfare of thousands of children and their families. By raising children using Positive Psychology, we can better provide children with a more optimistic and resilient outlook. This Positive Parenting workshop will focus on establishing nurturing environments, being a role model, and ways to utilize strengths and abilities as a way to create happy and meaningful lives. It's important to remember that happy parents result in happy children.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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