Together, we continue to serve our communities.

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 the live webinar 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.

Monday, August 17th at 1:00 PM

Friday, August 21th at 11:00 AM

Returning to School After COVID-19

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.


Tuesday, August 18th at 11:30 AM

Current Drug Trends

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.


Wednesday, August 19th at 11:00am

Monday, August 24th at 3:00pm

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.


Thursday, August 20th at 1:00 PM

Understanding the Impact of Teen Social Media Use

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.


Monday, August 24th at 10:30 AM

Wednesday, August 26th at 1:30 PM

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.


Tuesday, August 25th at 9:30 AM


Thursday, August 27th at 11:30 AM


Understanding Social and Emotional Learning


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.


Tuesday, August 25th at 1:00 PM


Friday, August 28th at 10:30 AM

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.


Wednesday, August 26th at 9:30 AM

Friday, August 28th at 1:00 PM

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