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Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Fall 2019

 

Fall 2019 Session Details

Registration Details

 

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with IDD and Their Families: The START Crisis Prevention and Intervention Program

Joan B. Beasley, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Director, Center for START Services
Institute on Disability

University of New Hampshire
Concord, NH


Improving the lives of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs in the community requires a comprehensive and collaborative systems approach. This session will present an overview of START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment), a tertiary care research-based model of services and supports to address the needs of individuals with IDD and mental needs and their families. Methods
include capacity building through linkages, training and coaching, trauma informed approaches, positive psychology, and cultural and linguistic competency along with rigorous methods of diagnosis and treatment. Specific tools will be discussed. Research methods and results from programs implemented across the US to promote best practice will be described.

 

Date Duration Time Location
Friday, September 27, 2019
1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM APA Hotel Woodbridge,
Iselin, NJ

 

Best Practices in Employment Supports:
Where Do We Go with What We Know?

 

Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD
Research Associate
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


Everyone can work with the right supports. People with IDD are and can be valuable contributors to businesses and the local economy. The right employment supports at the right time are powerful facilitators to independence, contribution, and inclusion in the workplace. This session explores employment as a vehicle for community inclusion; a comprehensive model of employment informed by individuals with IDD, families, and professionals; and research that explores how employment professionals spend their time. Investment in employment professionals can improve the quality of employment services to individuals with IDD, outcomes achieved by organizations, and enhance the skills and knowledge of employment professionals to implement best practices.


Date Duration Time Location
Friday, October 4, 2019

1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM APA Hotel Woodbridge,
Iselin, NJ

 

Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support

 

Amy Hewitt, PhD
Director
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


Invaluable is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of their communities. Through stories and interviews with DSPs, family members, advocates, and people with disabilities from across the country, the film honors the complexity of the work and the immense value they provide to individuals receiving support. This session will explore the profession of direct support through film, presentation, and discussion focused on finding solutions in New Jersey.


Date Duration Time Location
Friday, October 25, 2019

1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Doubletree Suites by Hilton,
Mt. Laurel, NJ

 

Health and Healthcare for People with IDD:
A Practical Approach to Achieving Optimal Health

 

David Ervin, MA
CEO
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Inc.
Rockville, MD


Access to community based, culturally accessible healthcare has been persistent challenge for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Much has been researched and written about extraordinary disproportionality in chronic disease and health status more generally experienced by people with IDD; however, far less attention has been paid to addressing this reality in a practical way. This interactive program will review and challenge historical realities, as well as emerging trends in addressing health needs of people with IDD in an intentionally culturally competent approach. A social determinants of health context will be used to define cultural competence; a review of emerging models as examples to delivering improved health status provided; and
models of care will be discussed.


Date Duration Time Location
Friday, November 1, 2019
1/2 day 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Doubletree Suites by Hilton,
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Registration Details

Fee information: Free of charge. Registration is required and space is limited.

Continuing Education Available:
CRCC, NJ Social Work, NJDOE (all sessions)
DDNA (September 27 and November 1 only)
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Please note: Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center and is not a confirmation of registration. When your form is received, Boggs Center staff will register you for the sessions requested, based on space availability. A confirmation email will be sent when your registration has been reviewed and approved. If you do not receive an email about your registration status, please contact deborah.mahovetz@rutgers.edu.

For more information: Please email Debbie Mahovetz or call 732-235-9543.

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