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Person Centered Approaches

The Boggs Center is pleased to announce two new trainings on the topic of Person Centered Approaches.  These workshops enhance content previously offered on the topics of person-centered thinking philosophy and tools. Training participants will gain knowledge and skills to increase their ability to provide supports that align with the needs and preferences of the person. They will leave each training with practical strategies and plans for how to implement person centered approaches with the people they support at home, work, and in the community.

Please note that Part 1 may be completed as a one day workshop, however it is a prerequisite for attending Part 2.


Person Centered Approaches in Community Supports Part 1:
Basic Concepts and Practical Application

This training will provide an introduction to the use of person-centered approaches in community supports.   The training will focus on the importance of honoring the needs and preferences and needs of the individual while supporting inclusion in his/her own community.  Through a series of engaging activities, participants will learn strategies that will help them understand what is important in the lives of the people they support and discuss how to use this information as they support people to participate in home, work, and community life. 

Target Audience includes: Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Frontline Supervisors, Provider Administrative Staff, Support Coordinators, Family Members, and others that support individuals with disabilities. It is strongly recommended, although not required, that provider agencies send small teams together to the training (e.g. Managers with the DSPs they supervise). A team based approach can enhance implementation of learned strategies.

Date Duration Time Location
June 18, 2014
Course Full
1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM The Boggs Center, New Brunswick
July 24, 2014 1 day 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Clark Library, Clark
September 4, 2014 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill

Person Centered Approaches in Community Supports Part 2:
Implementation Strategies and the Role of the Frontline Supervisor

Prerequisite: Completion of Person Centered Approaches in Community Supports: Basic Concepts and Practical Application

This training is a second (optional) day of a two day series.  This session targets frontline supervisors and agency administrative staff responsible for mentoring and supporting direct support professionals in the implementation of person-centered supports.  This training will address concepts related to hiring and orientation practices, supporting the use of person-centered plans and strategies, problem-solving techniques, and increasing access to community resources and connections.  Participants will engage in discussion and activities around a variety of related topics and develop an action plan that will assist them in implementing strategies with DSPs. 

Target Audience includes: Frontline Supervisors and Provider Administrative Staff. Support Coordinators, Family Members, DSPs and others interested in learning to mentor and support others to provide person-centered supports are also encouraged to register.

Date Duration Time Location
June 19, 2014
Course Full
1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM The Boggs Center, New Brunswick
July 25, 2014 1 day 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Clark Library, Clark
September 5, 2014 1 day 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill

Registration Details

Fee information: Employees of DDD and DCF, staff of agencies funded by DDD and DCF, DDD-Qualified Providers, as well as individuals with disabilities and family members - no charge. All other registrants - $75.

Continuing Education Available: NJBSW, NJDOE 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 PJ Alexander or call (732) 235-9307.

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