Social Work/Human Services

Thu
20
Dec

Program Trains First Responders to Help Persons With Developmental Disabilities

First responders training on developmental disabilities

Retired Paterson Police Officer Larry Rudesyle recalls when words like ‘crazy’ and ‘retarded’ were used in dispatches to refer to a person behaving erratically.

First responders on the scene might shout at the person to stay still and physically subdue him if he didn’t – only to find out later that the behavior was a manifestation of a developmental disability.

Recently, television shows like Glee have crusaded to banish stereotypes that surround the developmentally disabled. Similarly, the New Jersey Legislature made a big push to improve first responders’ understanding about developmental disabilities and better handle encounters by passing a law in 2008 mandating training. The result was an online course for the state’s more than 100,000 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.

Wed
19
Dec

School of Social Work Brings Continuing Education Program to China

School of Social Work Brings Continuing Education Program to China

Thirty-five senior leaders from philanthropic and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China recently earned certificates from the Rutgers School of Social Work (SSW) in an intensive, four-day program on training skills conducted in Beijing by continuing education faculty from the school’s Institute for Families.

The trainees included staff from the China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI) at Beijing Normal University, NGOs throughout China, and charitable foundations, including the Ford Foundation.

CPRI hosted the program and co-sponsored it with the Huamin Research Center at Rutgers, which was established in 2012 to promote professional development in nonprofit organizations and strengthen individual, family and community well-being in China.

Thu
12
Jun

Summer School of Addiction Studies Focuses on Special Populations

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, July 7 – Beginning July 7, 2014, more than two-hundred professionals with careers focusing on the prevention and treatment of addiction will gather at Rutgers University for the 72nd Summer School of Addiction Studies, run by the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies. The historic Summer School continues to provide intensive continuing education in cutting-edge topics and serve as a hub for networking and field-changing collaborations, bringing together professionals and instructors from around the world for a week of review in best practices and future directions of the field.

Wed
03
Jul

OCPE Receives $1 Million Grant to Train Employees in one of NJ’s Fastest Growing Industries – Health Care

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NJ Department of Labor award will train incumbent workers of health care organizations

Several New Jersey health care facilities are getting a boost: their current front-line employees are receiving training to upgrade their skills from the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) thanks to a $1 million grant awarded to OCPE by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL). The goal: help individual workers feel more valued and be more productive; save organizations time and money while making them more competitive; and retain highly skilled, high wage positions in the state.

Fri
19
Apr

Institute of Addiction Studies Is June 23-28 at Rutgers-New Brunswick

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Institute of Addiction Studies, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies’ renowned continuing education summer program, to be held on the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus June 23-28.

“Prevention and Recovery Through the Lifespan” is the theme of this year’s program, which will feature more than 35 courses and 20 lectures, workshops and other educational experiences. Participants may earn up to 55 hours of continuing education credits. Peer-learning groups, facilitated by experienced educators, help to promote student engagement and networking among attendees.

June 23 will be a pre-conference day focusing on working with veteran populations and on prevention programming.

Thu
21
Feb

Symposia for Nonprofit Leaders to Address Rutgers-UMDNJ Integration, Collaborations, April 8

Nonprofit Leaders to Address Rutgers during conference meeting

Nonprofit leaders and decision-makers are invited to a one-day, two-part Statewide Symposia on the Nonprofit Sector of New Jersey at Rutgers on Monday, April 8, to learn about two important topics facing the state: the Rutgers University and UMDNJ Integration and opportunities for meaningful collaborations within the state’s nonprofit sector.

Presented by the Center for Nonprofit Management and Governance, a unit of the Rutgers School of Social Work, the event will take place at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Integration of Rutgers with UMDNJ will impact not only the Rutgers and UMDNJ communities, but also the surrounding areas and New Jersey as a whole. The symposia will provide social work decision-makers and leaders with information regarding the process, details, and what to expect in terms of this integration and its effects. This symposia is open to Rutgers and UMDNJ faculty and staff, as well.

Tue
05
Feb

‘Retool Your Career’: Attend a Free Workshop, Meet Program Representatives at Continuing Education Fair, March 16

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The 2nd Annual ‘Retool Your Career’ Continuing Education Fair at Rutgers on Saturday, March 16, offers the public the opportunity to meet with representatives of scores of Rutgers continuing education programs and also attend a free career workshop on resume writing or networking.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, on the Rutgers Cook Campus. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops.

Anyone who is un- or under-employed, considering a career change, seeking continuing education credits for certification or licensing, or interested in pursuing higher education for career enhancement is welcome to attend.

Mon
13
Aug

Stay Current, Stay Fresh, Stay Effective: Share Your Knowledge with Others

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Be a part of a high-quality professional education program by serving as a workshop facilitator by submitting a program proposal for a workshop The Office of Continuing Education at the School of Social Work is accepting proposals for workshops that are relevant to social work practice.

For information, contact the Institute for Families at 732-932-8758 or visit their website.

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