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Career Service Webinar Series
 
Supported Employment/Supported Education 


2019 WINTER WEBINAR SERIES
Please note we are offering an additional opportunity to take our Live Webinar,
Supported Employment: An Overview
 
Registration is now open for Supported Employment/Supported Education Specialists and staff of any agency licensed by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (NJDMHAS). Staff from other agencies with a mission to facilitate vocational planning and development for people with mental health disorders are also welcome to attend.

These webinars are targeted to enhance the core competencies staff need to prepare and assist consumers of mental health services interested in competitive work/educational settings.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon return of webinar evaluation 

Technical assistance will be available upon agency request

Register for individual webinars or all three
Repeat Performance!
Supported Employment: An Overview

We have had several requests to re-offer this live webinar.  It will be offered, live, on the same day as our Supported Education Webinar.
Please note new date/time and register if you are interested.

February 26, 2019  
10:00am-11:00am

Helping someone with a disability obtain employment can be exciting! However, sometimes the journey to get there can be challenging for both providers and consumers.  The Supported Employment service model can make the journey rewarding for all involved.  

Participants will learn
  • and gain an understanding of Supported Employment 
  • how to create buy-in from consumers 
  • about the various tools and resources that can assist them in helping their consumers through the employment process
Following the webinar you will be emailed a brief evaluation.
Please complete to receive a Certificate of Completion.

There is no cost to participate.

A link will be sent the day of the webinar to log on. Please log on to webinar five minutes prior to start time.

Please click here to register by February 23

Supported  Education (SEd): The Bridge that Connects Persons with Disabilities to their Educational Goals

February 26, 2019
1:00pm-2:00pm 

The ages of 15 through 21 is the time when young people are beginning to develop adult roles such as becoming an employee and/or college student. However, this is also the age range when the onset of mental illness often occurs (Newman et al., 1996). 

As a result, disruption can occur in this critical time of development as those who experience mental health issues try to come to grips with their illness.  Supported Education (SEd) is an evidence-based practice that can help these individuals pursue and obtain their educational goals in the post-secondary educational setting. 

Participants will learn
  •  the history of and be provided with, an overview of Supported     Education (SEd)
  •  to identify SEd's core service components
  •  to identify the benefits of Supported Education and how to access   these services in the community 
Following the webinar you will be emailed a brief evaluation.
Please complete to receive a Certificate of Completion. 

There is no cost to participate.

A link will be sent the day of the webinar to log on. Please log on to webinar five minutes prior to start time.

Helping Consumers Overcome ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) to Support Employment

March 26, 2019
1:00pm-2:00pm

Unfortunately, getting rid of ants - those crawlers that we sometimes detest - can be easier than ridding ourselves of ANTs - that is Automatic Negative Thoughts. These are those negative thoughts, such as "I am not good enough" or "I will never be successful". These ANTs can derail consumers as they seek employment.

Participants will
  • learn what ANTs are and why it is important to help consumers to identify them
  • be provided with examples of common ANTs
  • learn various strategies to help job seekers overcome their negative thoughts
Following the webinar you will be emailed a brief evaluation.
Please complete to receive a Certificate of Completion. 

There is no cost to participate.

A link will be sent the day of the webinar to log on. Please log on to webinar five minutes prior to start time.

About the Trainer

Faith McCalla is a consultant with mental health organizations throughout the United States around program development and implementation. She conducts trainings and consultation about best practices related to employment for adults with mental illness and transitioning youths.  Faith collaborates with other transformational leaders and organizations to develop and implement empowerment seminars and conferences. In addition she designs inspirational products that are geared at inspiring positive living. She is also the Executive Producer of the Discover A New Future Show on Princeton TV. Faith received  her Master's Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry - UMDNJ).

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's Career Connection Employment Resource Institute expands employment opportunities for persons with mental illness by creating system change through the promotion of best practices. We offer training for providers, consumers, family members and employers as well as technical assistance for mental health providers. We also collaborate with other community organizations.

 

This program is funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

 

If you have any questions please contact

Ruth Kaluski at 973-571-4100, ext. 136 or rkaluski@mhanj.org

 

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