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Positive Behavior Support

Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports


This one-day training will introduce the fundamental principles of positive behavior support to help care providers gain an understanding of the origins of problem behavior. It will include an overview of essential elements of behavior support, the influence of mental health on behavior, development of practical support strategies, and a brief overview of functional assessment. After completing this training, the participant will understand the traditional perspectives that make up Positive Behavior Supports, where problem behavior comes from, how to develop and implement effective expectations for positive behaviors, and how prevention plays a key role in providing support to individuals that display persistent problem behaviors.

 

Date Duration Time Location
March 1, 2016
Course Full
1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Capitol Care, Somerset
March 7, 2016
Course Full
1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Oaks Integrated, Berlin
April 4, 2016
Course Full
1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Livingston
April 5, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill

April 18, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Arc of Hunterdon, Annandale
May 3, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Morris County Library, Whippany

May 9, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM LRC Burlington, Westampton
May 18, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Arc of Middlesex, North Brunswick
June 6, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM SERV, Ewing
June 13, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

LRC, Morris Plains


Applied Positive Behavior Supports:
Functional Behavior Assessment and Development of Behavior Support Plans

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports

This course builds on Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports.  In many cases, people who engage in persistent patterns of problem behaviors demonstrate complex behaviors that can be difficult to understand.  After completing this 2-day training, the participant will have a basic understanding of how to conduct a multi-component Functional Behavior Assessment to systematically assess these behaviors and identify the underlying function or motivation; and how to use this information to develop effective behavior support and intervention plans. 

 

Date Duration Time Location
February 26 & 29, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM SERV, Ewing
March 3 & 8, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Capitol Care, Somerset
March 14 & 17, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Oaks Integrated, Berlin
April 11 & 14, 2016
Course Full
2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Livingston
April 14 & 21, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill

April 20 & 27, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Arc of Hunterdon, Annandale
May 4 & 12, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Morris County Library, Whippany

May 23 & 26, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM LRC Burlington, Westampton
May 25 & 31, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Arc of Middlesex, North Brunswick
June 20 & 21, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM SERV, Ewing
June 22 & 29, 2016 2 days 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

LRC, Morris Plains


Mental Health Supports

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.

 

Date Duration Time Location
March 10, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Oaks Integrated, Berlin
April 7, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Livingston

April 7, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill

May 23, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Morris County Library, Whippany
June 7, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

SERV, Ewing


Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
in Trauma Recovery

It is 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 life experiences considered to be traumatic and key risk factors for people with I/DD. The connection between trauma and its impact on an individual’s biology and behavior will be discussed. Participants will learn strategies to support adaptive coping and recovery from trauma including methods that support providers can use to enhance their own self-awareness and self-regulation skills.

 

Date Duration Time Location
March 3, 2016 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM SERV, Ewing

Registration Details

Fee information:

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
  • Individuals with disabilities and family members

All other registrants - $75 per day.

Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work and DDNA for Applied Positive Behavior Support, Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports, and Mental Health Supports. Supporting Individuals with IDD in Trauma Recovery is available for NJ Social Work credit only. View Continuing Education Details

Registration: Register online now

Please note: Submission of the online form is not a confirmation of registration. Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center. When your form is received, Boggs Center
staff will register you for the course requested, based on space availability. If the training is full,
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.

For more information: Please email pbsinquiries@rutgers.edu

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