In continuing to provide resources and support to our communities in this time of great uncertainty, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR) is offering a new professional development series with an emphasis on the needs of educators.
Registration is first-come, first-serve and is open to all community members. New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development credits will be provided to educators who attend thelivewebinar sessions. Register today to reserve your spot!
Self-Care / Maintaining Work-Life Balance for the 2020 Educator
Change presents an opportunity to reevaluate and enhance self-care practices to support a more balanced life. This is even more true today as we all adjust to the new normal during this unprecedented time. Work-life Balance is essential to living life more fully. This presentation will provide a framework for participants to examine their current situation and tools, resources and concrete exercises to make personalized changes to support your work life balance.
Returning to School After COVID-19 will discuss the collective trauma that educators and students have experienced, signs to look for in-person and in virtual classrooms, and when and how to reach out for help, for yourself and students.
Current Drug Trends will educate participants on substance use related trends, specifically impacting our youth, including vaping, underage drinking, and prescription drug abuse. Part of this webinar will include information tailored to young athletes that can be implemented in school districts across Ocean County. Additionally, we will look at how substance use trends may be changing as a result of COVID-19.
Changing the Script: Sports Injuries and Exposure to Opiates
Among Young Athletes
Intended for athletic directors, athletic trainers, school nurses, coaches and parents, this presentation focuses on the intersection between youth sports injuries and exposure to prescription opioids among student athletes.
Have you seen teens try to master choreographed dances lately and are wondering what it is all about? Or are you wondering what GenZers are up to on TikTok, Snapchat, Insta, or Houseparty? This webinar will explore, the social, emotional, and physical impacts of teen social media use and what you can do to provide guidance.
Cultivating Resiliency in the Classroom by Promoting
Positive Behavior and Strength-Based Feedback
This training will dive into different psycho-social interventions that touch on trauma-informed care while promoting kindness and respect in the classroom. These techniques will help cultivate meaningful teacher/student relationships that support a safe and happy learning environment.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) involves children’s ability to learn about and manage their emotions, knowledge, and interactions in ways that benefit themselves and others. It helps youth to succeed in school, the workplace, and in forming long-term relationships. In this webinar we will discuss how developing youth’s SEL, can help them to become more empathetic, better decision-makers, and develop healthier relationships in life with recommendations for the classroom.
Stress, Anxiety, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
in the Classroom – Effects and Providing Support
What stress and anxiety might students face? What complications do Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) bring? This webinar focuses on the impact that these have on students, what difficulties it brings to the classroom environment, and what you can do to provide support.