Developing an Inclusive Program (April 29th, May 6th & 13th)
Thank you for your interest in attending a centralized Ramapo workshop, funded through the Department of Youth and Community Development. In order to register for this workshop, your program must receive funding through DYCD.
Using the Ramapo Toolbox for Creating Environments that Support Success program directors will identify specific structures, routines and practices for supporting and including young people with sensory, communication, learning and/or social-emotional challenges. Using hands-on experiential activities, reflection questions, case studies and role plays participants will develop and practice techniques for building relationships, decoding behavior into feelings, creating visuals, utilizing non-verbal communication, recognizing triggers and teaching young people (and adults) tools for self-management. Participants will learn how to facilitate and implement individualized behavior plans using Ramapo’s Behavior Identification and Planning Tool. Participants will develop action plans for increasing staff and program capacity to identify and connect with youth with special needs, create programmatic adaptations, and implement proactive strategies that reduce behavioral incidents. This series is designed to be attended by a leadership team of 3 participants from each participating agency. We will follow up upon registration for additional information and participants.
Participants must attend all 3 workshop sessions
Target Audience: Program Supervisors and Program Leadership
This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $2,250 for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for canceling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.