Gain an enhanced understanding of the LGBTQI+ community and our youth who identify in one or more of these groups.
3.5 In-service Hours
Acquire knowledge of the appropriate tools and products for daily hair care management for African-American and Biracial children and youth, as well as learn common styling techniques.
3 In-Service Hours
Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent asthma attacks.
Enhance your understanding of DCF's Case Practice Model and what you can expect from DCF as they employ the model to protect and serve children and families.
Become prepared to care for children and youth with this developmental disability through examining characteristics, diagnosis, treatment strategies and resources available to assist you.
3.5 In-Service Hours
Obtain strategies for helping children and youth involved in bullying through understanding the different forms of bullying, the effects of bullying and warning signs to watch out for.
4 In-Service Hours
Obtain insight into appropriate versus inappropriate weight control methods while learning the benefits of nutrition and working as a family to stay healthy.
4 In-Service Hours
In these micro-courses, you will learn to keep children safe with an in-depth review of all the harmful risks children encounter in your home.
*Each micro course is worth 0.5 credit hours (not including the introduction module which is not worth any credit hours) for a total of 3 credit hours.
These micro courses will enhance your understanding of child safety and the dangers that children face when right outside your home.
Learn how to keep allergies in check by understanding what allergies are, how they develop, types, treatments and common myths.
3 In-Service Hours
Enhance your knowledge of key CP&P policies that directly affect you and the children you care for. (Successor to Grasping the Core Policies of CP&P)
2.5 In-Service Hours
Learn the basics of preparedness while following CP&P policy as well as steps you can take now to ensure your family's safety if a disaster strikes.
Know what to do during any disaster through understanding types of disasters, details on evacuating or taking shelter and when to act.
Learn how to rebuild after a disaster strikes by exploring the types of assistance available and how to access assistance.
Recognize different types of man-made disasters and how you can prepare your family for them.
Prevent trafficking of children and youth by recognizing the reality, signs, risks and prevention of sex and labor trafficking.
2 In-Service Hours
Calm the mind by learning meditation techniques for you and your family, the physical, mental and emotional benefits of meditation
Help youth and children gain useful skills in navigating public transportation such as identifying types of transportation available, public transportation etiquette and utilizing accessible services.
Learn the ins and outs of New Jersey's Foster Care Scholars Program to aid eligible youth in gaining access to post-secondary education.
1.75 In-Service Hours
Take an active role in assisting youth with planning and preparing for post-secondary education through understanding the commons paths youth take after high school such as continuing their education, joining the workforce or enlisting in the military.
1.5 In-Service Hours
Discover methods and procedures used to achieve permanency for children in care while also learning the critical impacts lack of permanency can have on children.
Become prepared to care for children that may be experiencing puberty while with your family through awareness of possible challenges and insight into parenting approaches.
2.5 In-Service Hours
Understand the difference between discipline and punishment while also gaining new skills to discipline children effectively, so negative behaviors decrease and self-esteem increases. Please note that this course syllabus consists of seven individual micro courses.
0.5 In-Service Hours for each micro course
3.5 In-Service Hours total for the entire syllabus
You MUST complete the evaluation form for each micro course to receive credit for that module
Increase your knowledge of the different types of inspections you will encounter as a licensed resource parent in New Jersey and ways you can prepare for a successful inspection.
Understand the psychologically addictive nature of self-injurious behavior and its link to trauma while being able to recognize the warning signs and tactics to assist a child or youth with this behavior.
Understand symptoms and treatment of various sleep disorders children and youth may suffer from, such as apnea, bedwetting, sleepwalking and nightmares.
5.5 In-Service Hours
Help children learn vital social and emotional skills by studying social awareness, relationship management, self-awareness, self-management and responsible decision making.
Develop skills to navigate the complex maze of special education systems through exploring Child Study Teams, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), current law and the classifications of learning disabilities.
Develop new ways to handle stress while learning common causes, warning signs and symptoms of stress that affect children and adults.
Develop skills in recognizing and reacting to lying behaviors through learning about lying and its connection to trauma in children.
Learn about the basic health needs of children in care and how the Child Health Program oversees and ensures each child's health plan is met.
Learn practical ways to handle challenges that may arise when caring for family members of a different race or culture and gain an understanding of societal and cultural issues & identity.
Be equipped to deal with awkward and intrusive questions when caring for family members of a different race or culture.
Gain skills to assist in preparing, aiding and addressing concerns while also gaining techniques for handling concerns that may arise when a child has family time.