Training & Events

The Family Support Center of NJ training department conducts interactive sessions intended to assist families of children with developmental disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to address unique needs. For professionals, trainings are provided across various disability specific areas of interest, including; education, employment and other professional development areas. Within each of the training sessions, attendees are exposed to appropriate advocacy strategies and are encouraged to develop a person centered approach towards planning and services.

Click on each training to view its description, dates and locations.


Upcoming Trainings

Nov
5
Wed
Transition Matters Workshop – Mercer @ Mercer County Library - Lawrenceville Branch
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Transition Matters is a training developed specifically for parents who are working with high school age students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that will require adult services upon exiting the school system.

Nov
12
Wed
Webinar: An Overview of Mobile Response Services @ Online
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mobile Response and Stabilization is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service that can assist families who have a child experiencing an emotional or behavioral crises. The services that Mobile Response provides are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, while safely maintaining the child in their home. Join us during this one hour lunch time webinar to gain a better understand of who may be eligible for services, what services may be available if appropriate, and how to connect with your county’s Mobile Response.

Nov
13
Thu
Transition Matters Workshop – Atlantic @ Atlantic County Library - Mays Landing Branch
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Transition Matters is a training developed specifically for parents who are working with high school age students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that will require adult services upon exiting the school system.

Nov
19
Wed
Webinar: Independent Living Skills – Preparing Young Adults For Life On Their Own @ Online
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join Ric Kienzle, Director of College Living Experience – Rockville in learning about Independent Living Skills needed for young adults as they transition from their homes to life on their own. We will discuss what families should be teaching their young adults before they leave the nest and ways to address those skills. Some topics will include household maintenance, medication management and general self-care.

Life Line for the Journey – Camden @ Family Resource Network Office
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Family Support Center of New Jersey proudly presents a free education and information session promoting the leadership role of parents/guardians in the lives of their children.

Nov
20
Thu
Transition Matters Workshop – Monmouth @ Children's Center of Monmouth County
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Transition Matters is a training developed specifically for parents who are working with high school age students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that will require adult services upon exiting the school system.

Dec
3
Wed
Life Line for the Journey – Mercer @ Mercer County Library - Lawrenceville Branch
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Family Support Center of New Jersey proudly presents a free education and information session promoting the leadership role of parents/guardians in the lives of their children.

Dec
11
Thu
Webinar: The Impact of Family Dynamics on Child Behavior @ Online
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The presence of challenging behavior in a child is often a difficult situation for not only parents, but all members of a family involved. Challenging behavior can range in severity from in strange ritualistic tendencies to severe self-injury and aggression, but may be equally challenging for members of a family. With many forms of challenging behavior, the environment and interactions with the child are so important, fostering progress or encouraging the continuance of the problems currently at hand. Fortunately, rigorous study of behavior has yielded techniques for determining the appropriate methods to counteract challenging behavior, as well as principles of the child’s environment relating directly to family dynamics.

These principles will help with the following issues:

  • Why the child is exhibiting challenging behavior
  • Responses of extended family to problem behavior
  • “Spoiling” the child
  • Differences in the child’s behavior around other family members
  • Methods for changing the “rules”
  • Sibling relationships