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

Oct
24
Fri
Talking to Youth with Developmental Disabilities about Sexuality @ Online
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Talking about sexuality can be a difficult task. As parents, guardians, and professionals we often worry that talking about sexuality gives permission and wonder whether our children, or those we work with, can actually have safe, satisfying relationships. This webinar will help you become more comfortable discussing this topic by addressing what topics to cover when and identifying the most effective ways to communicate about this sensitive topic.

Katherine McLaughlin, an expert on sexuality and developmental disabilities, has taught sexuality education to people with developmental disabilities as well as trained them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. She has trained nationally at conferences and workshops, has developed and led parent workshops on Talking to Your Kids with Disabilities about Sexuality, and has trained staff on how to address sexuality with people with disabilities. Katherine has co-authored Sexuality Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. She currently leads workshops as a private consultant and also teaches Human Sexuality at Keene State College in NH.

Oct
29
Wed
Life Line for the Journey – Hunterdon @ Hunterdon County Senior Center
Oct 29 @ 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
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.