Behavior and Mental Health
Applied Positive Behavior Supports:
|March 7 & 9, 2017||2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Legacy Treatment, Hainesport|
|March 15 & 22, 2017||2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Gloucester Library, Mullica Hill|
|March 23 & 30, 2017
|2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, Paramus|
|April 12 & 13, 2017||2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Wayne|
|April 24 & 26, 2017||2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Department of Human Services, Westhampton|
|May 23 & 25, 2017||2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Arc of Middlesex, North Brunswick|
|June 22 & 29, 2017||2 days||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Children's Aid & Family Services, Fairlawn|
This one-day training will review the relationship between mental health and/or mental illness and problem behavior. After completing this training, the participant will understand: the relationship between mental illness and challenging behavior, ways that mental illness may contribute to problem behavior, and difficulties diagnosing mental illness in individuals with developmental disabilities. Attendees will also be able to identify strategies to support individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses and coordinate behavior intervention with therapeutic supports.
|March 8, 2017
|1 day||9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, Paramus|
|March 23, 2017||1 day||9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||Legacy Treatment, Hainesport|
|May 5, 2017||1 day||9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||LRC North, Morris Plains|
|May 9, 2017||1 day||9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||Arc Ocean, Lakewood|
|June 16, 2017||1 day||9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||Children's Aid & Family Services, Fairlawn|
An Introduction to Psychopharmacology in Autism: Looking at Medication and Behavioral Intervention to Address Challenging Behavior
This workshop will provide an introductory overview to the use of medications. The presentation will address key considerations for the use of medication including potential benefits, side effects, and other common concerns. The potential impact of effectively using behavioral strategies and environmental accommodations, along with supporting research, will also be discussed. In order to explore the effective coordination of these strategies, a case illustration will be reviewed, which exemplifies both positive impact and limitations for each of these strategies.
|May 4, 2017||1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Arc of Ocean, Lakewood|
|June 2, 2017||1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Livingston|
|June 7, 2017||1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill|
Estimates of co-occurring Anxiety Disorders among individuals with Autism range from 15% to 80%. Factors that make this diagnosis difficult and strategies to adapt behavioral supports and treatment to address this co-occurrence will be discussed. This presentation will discuss the importance of looking for signs of anxiety in individuals with ASD, advocating for clinical assessment of these concerns, and looking for ways to adapt daily support planning and behavioral planning in light of the concerns about a potential anxiety disorder. A model for integrating diagnosis and treatment of an anxiety disorder with a Functional Behavior Assessment and Proactive Behavior Support Plan will be presented. Additional strategies for adapting relaxation activities for individuals with ASD and other intellectual and/or developmental disabilities will be discussed.
|March 15, 2017||1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Arc of Ocean, Lakewood|
|March 22, 2017
|1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Arc of Middlesex, North Brunswick|
Challenging behaviors are common presenting features of Mood disorders in individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This workshop will provide a brief overview of how Depression manifests in people with IDD, including diagnostic challenges and behavioral symptoms. Application of treatment and support strategies for depression and problem behavior will be demonstrated through person-centered illustrations. A portion of the session will be reserved for participants to discuss their own examples and receive feedback from colleagues and the presenters.
|April 28, 2017||1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Arc of Monmouth, Tinton Falls|
|June 13, 2017||1/2 day||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Totowa Library, Totowa|
Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are likely to experience some form of trauma in the course of the lifespan. This makes it important for support providers to be aware of past traumatic experiences, recognize how this may contribute to challenging behavior, and know what they can do to promote recovery. This training will explore what are considered traumatic experiences and why individuals with I/DD are more at risk. Additionally, the connection between trauma and its impact on an individual’s biology and behavior will be discussed. Participants will learn the necessary ingredients to support adaptive coping and recovery from trauma. In order to provide trauma sensitive supports effectively, support providers need to be aware of their own internal states and remain calm. The training will also introduce methods that support providers can use to enhance their own self-awareness and self-regulation skills.
|February 21, 2017||1 day||9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||Oaks Integrated Services, Berlin|
No charge for the following groups:
- Employees of DDD and DCF
- DDD Qualified Providers and Agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications
- DCF Providers
with disabilities and family members
other registrants - $75 per day for full day courses and $35 per day for half day courses.
Continuing Education Available for all Behavior/Mental Health courses except Developmental Disability and Depression: NJ Social Work View Continuing Education Details
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you will be notified. Written confirmation of your registration and materials will be mailed two weeks prior to the training course. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us to verify registration and to receive directions and materials.
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