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Training

Registration for Spring 2014 Semester is now CLOSED.

** Registration required for all make-up and new participants **

Breakfast and Lunch IS NOT provided.

The Core Curriculum of the Residential Care Operator Training Program

SPRING 2014 SEMESTER TRAINING LOCATION
Monmouth Agricultural Building
400 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Instruction held in Conference Room 2

For more information please contact the Board & Care Training staff

609-569-0239 Ext. 1182

Email: boardandcare@fsasj.org


TRAINING SCHEDULE
Day
Date
Course
Wednesday

March 5, 2014

DCA/Regulation
Monday
March 17, 2014
Cultural Competence
Thursday
March 20, 2014
Mental Health and Wellness/Recovery
Thursday
March 27, 2014
Emergency Preparedness (AM) and Behavioral Management (PM)
Wednesday
April 2, 2014
Understanding Mental Illness
Thursday
April 10, 2014
Issues Related to the Elderly
Thursday
April 17, 2014
Nutrition
Wednesday
April 23, 2014
Psychotropic Meds/Side Effects and Medication/Physical Side Effects
Monday
April 28, 2014
Screening & Selection (AM) and CPR/First Aid (PM)
Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Substance Abuse/MICA

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Behavior Management

This course will teach participants how to identify potential crisis situations as well as prevention and intervention techniques. The benefit of local mental health centers and screening units are also discussed.

CPR and First Aid

This course will teach students how to perform CPR on an infant, child and adult. NOTE: this course is not for certification 

 Cultural Competency 

Through this course, participants will develop an understanding of emotional diversity and how these concepts can be applied to other races, genders and ethnic groups.

DCA Regulations

Representatives from the Department of Community Affairs will discuss current regulations, policies and procedures governing the Boarding Homes and Residential Health Care Industry

Emergency Preparedness

Through this course, participants will learn how to create an emergency plan for disasters.  Many techniques will be discussed including: fire, hurricane and natural disaster safety.

Issues Related to the Elderly

In this course, participants will learn about issues affecting elderly residents including those with mental illness and substance abuse problems. 

Mental Health Wellness & Recovery

This course focuses on the wellness and recovery model.  Knowledge of common illnesses, age appropriate screening tests and other important health factors are discussed.

Nutrition

This course provides information on preparing satisfying meals and menu planning that meets current nutritional and dietary standards.

Psychotropic Medications and Side Effects &
Medications and Side Effects for Physical Ailments

A licensed Nurse Practitioner will offer a conceptual framework of health including; recognizing physical and psychiatric illness and identifying the appropriate response.  They will provide resources and information on how to maintain a healthy atmosphere within the residential setting and explore issues related to medication including; drug interactions, the role of pharmacy consultants, pathology and physiology issues and medication supervision. 

Screening & Selection

In this course, participants will learn techniques to help gather information that will lead to successful selection of residents for their facilities.

Substance Abuse/MICA

A New Jersey Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor will discuss information on how to recognize and deal constructively with the chemically dependent resident.

Understanding Mental Illness
( from the Hospital to your facility)

This course will discuss the problems and special needs of residents who are elderly, mentally ill or developmentally disabled.  Additional topics discussed include: behavior management, communication skills and the effects of institutionalized living on residents. 

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