Available Now! --- Children's Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance

Comprised of three components, the NJPC Children's Mental Health Training & Technical Assistance includes 15+ curricula, guides, evaluations, announcements, brochure, on-site training and data analysis. Each component can be purchased separately or as a complete package. Email NJPC for additional information.

Component 1 --- Engaging Parents & Family Members Training

This 1 day training course is for professionals and providers working in the Children's Mental Health arena. The workshop explores engagement strategies and barriers, history and principles of family involvement, and specific strategies for high-risk families. The curriculum includes Building Consensus & Collaboration with Parents and Family Members, Critical Elements of Family Engagement, The Impact of Community on Family Engagement, Family-Specific Strategies, and Recruitment & Retention. Attendees are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of family engagement and receive practical tools and strategies which they can implement in their local organizations, resulting in improved outcomes for children and families

Component 2 --- Professional Parent Advocacy Training

This 6 day training course is intended for parents, caregivers and family members raising children with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Parents and caregivers attending the training are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the mental health system, as well as other systems that serve their families, their rights and responsibilities, and the advocacy, professional, and collaborative skills needed to successfully negotiate those systems. Parents will become better able to advocate for themselves and their communities, resulting in increased access to appropriate mental health care and treatment for children, decreased involvement in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and increased involvement in the special education system. The course includes the following curriculum of approximately 750 pages, including train the trainer component and associated evaluations, surveys and pre- and post-training questionnaires. NJPC's Professional Parent Advocacy Training is approved by the NJ Department of Children & Families.

- Introduction to Professional Parent Advocacy
- Empowering the Parent Voice: Motivation & Assertiveness
- Conflict Resolution Skills & The Power of Persuasion
- Empowering vs. Enabling
- Professionalism & Communication Skills
- Understanding Childhood Mental Health Challenges & the DSM V I
- Understanding Childhood Mental Health Challenges & the DSM V II
- Substance Abuse & the Opiate Epidemic
- How Knowledge of the Adolescent Brain Influences Adult/Child Interaction
- Navigating the Special Education System & the IEP Process
- Developing a Transitional Plan
- Zero Tolerance & IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- NCLB - No Child Left Behind Act
- Understanding the Common Core Curriculum
- Family Involvement in Child Welfare & NJ DCP&P
- Navigating the Juvenile Justice System & the Juvenile Court Process
- Cultural Competency & Diversity in the Child-Serving Community
- Collaborating with Agencies Dedicated to Children & Families
- Train the Trainer - Empowering the Parent Trainer

Component 3 --- NJPC Family Guide to Navigating New Jersey's Children's Mental Health System

NJPC's 30 page comprehensive guide is for parents, caregivers and family members raising children with mental health and substance abuse challenges. The Guide was developed to strengthen the knowledge of parents and family members, thereby increasing access to appropriate mental health care and treatment. This comprehensive guide provides a general overview of the children's mental health system with the goal of ensuring that family members are better prepared to partner and collaborate with professionals and providers, ultimately increasing positive outcomes for children and families. Guide is available in English and Spanish. - COMING SOON!

 


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