The SHAre:

June 13, 2024

Volume: 295

In this Week's Edition


News


New DMHAS RFPs Offer Funding

for Housing and Screening Services

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HUD Announces Funding and Funding Opportunity for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)

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Working Against the Criminalization of Homelessness

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Updated Medicaid Minimum Monthly

Maintenance Needs and Allowances

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HUD Launches Manufactured Home Community Program

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New Legislation Introduced to Reduce Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

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Social Security Administration Shares Resources for LGBTIQ+ Community

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CSH Seeks Collaboration for Families Network

Respond by June 21st

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Fair Share Housing Center Releases Report on Equitable Disaster Relief After Hurricane Sandy

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Newark Is Turning Old Office Buildings

Into Housing, New Study Says

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American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Guidance to Physicians for I/DD Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

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nTIDE May 2024 Jobs Report: People

with Disabilities Succeeding in Finding Jobs 

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DDD Updates:

New Policy Manuals for DSPs

NCI State of the Workforce Survey

NCI Family Survey

Surveys End June 30, 2024


Resources & Events


Webinar Recording:

Introduction to Hoarding Disorder

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Webinar on Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusive Aging Networks

June 18, 2024

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DDD Family Networking Sessions:

Summer 2024 (June - August)

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Two Webinars for Families and Self-Directed Employees

June 25, 2024

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Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff

June 26, 2024

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Suicide Prevention Webinar Schedule 2024

July - September, 2024

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New Jersey Mental Health Institute Leadership Academy for Behavioral Healthcare Professionals



Apply by July 15, 2024 for Sept 2024 Start

Jobs Available

Triple C Housing is seeking candidates for a Housing and Leasing Coordinator


Applicants can respond directly to Shelly Liick, Human Resources Specialist at sliick@triplechousing.org.


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Bergen County, is seeking a new Program Development Specialist, Aging in the County of Bergen Department of Human Services – Division of Senior Services. Applicants should email resume@co.bergen.nj.us – and put "Program Development Specialist, Aging" in subject line.


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The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH), is recruiting a dynamic, entrepreneurial nonprofit professional to serve as its next Executive Director.


Please express your interest with cover letter and resume or recommend a candidate for this position by contacting Dr. Terrence F. Cahill, President, DCM Institute for Nonprofit Board and Executive Leadership at terrence@dcm-associates.com or Mr. Jay Suggs, Managing Director at jay.suggs@dcm-associates.com.

Save the Date

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Next SHA

Developers Meeting


July 8, 2024

Virtual


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Next SHA

Members Meeting


August 7, 2024

Virtual



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Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development


Atlantic City

September 17-18. 2024


Registration Open

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Save the Date!

SHA's 26th

Annual Conference


November 15, 2024


The Palace, Somerset, NJ

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Housing Available


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Flemington

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Maplewood

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Howell

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Dunellen

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Roebling

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SHA Member Shout Outs

Shout out to New Jersey Community Capital as they marked their 35th anniversary including the launch of an ambitious five-year growth plan aimed at driving equity and opportunity in underserved communities. Not only is NJCC accelerating its mission to finance and develop affordable housing, small businesses, and school and child care facilities, the organization is also expanding its geographic focus to serve eligible communities nationwide.

Congratulations to Rutgers Health, UBHC as they are one of the selected NJ DHS service award contracts to expand access to crisis services to people in need of immediate in-person crisis intervention and stabilization for behavioral health crises.

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2024

7TH & Madison

Extensions of Empowerment

ArcMorris

B&A Realty Management, LLC

Career Opportunity Development Inc.

Champion Learning LLC

Housing Authority

City of Elizabeth

JDL Development

JSDD

Our House

PlanStreet

SOBA New Jersey

Become a SHA Member and get access to great meetings and many other great member benefits. Need more information? Email Joseph Christensen with your questions.
News

New DMHAS RFPs Offer Funding for Housing and Screening Services

Name of Program:

Permanent Community-based Housing for Individuals Currently Diagnosed with a Mental Illness who are in a Nursing Facility, State or County Psychiatric Hospital or are Homeless RFP

 

Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for the provision of Community Support Services (CSS) and community housing (unsupervised) to adult consumers age 18 and over being discharged from a New Jersey long term care or nursing facility (NF) or, with prior written DMHAS approval, persons being discharged from a State or County Psychiatric Hospital or persons experiencing homelessness.

 

Amount of funding available:

Total annualized funding for each award is $525,950 subject to federal and State appropriations. 

 

DMHAS anticipates making up to fifteen (15) awards. DMHAS seeks to award five (5) residences in each of the three (3) regions defined below. Each of the fifteen (15) residences will accommodate (3) individuals resulting in a minimum of forty-five (45) community housing placements served through this RFP, with up to forty-five (45) CSS consumers served. The regions are as follows:

 

Northern

Sussex, Passaic, Bergen, Warren, Morris, Essex, Hudson

 

Central

Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union

 

Southern

Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May

 

The ceiling for the deficit-funded, purchase of services contract for CSS will be up to $175,950 in annualized funding for three (3) individuals. The purchase of services contracts for CSS are being funded by State appropriations.

 

In addition to a maximum of $175,950 in annualized funding to provide CSS for three (3) individuals, up to $350,000 in one-time Capital funding may be requested for: a) the purchase, or purchase and renovation of a single-family home, townhome or condominium with three (3) single bedroom accommodations for three (3) individual residents; or b) for physical modifications to a residence to be long-term leased; or c) or for physical modifications to a residence already owned by the bidder.

 

Procedure to apply

The RFP is available at https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/providers/grants/ and https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/provider/funding/. A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 


Proposals must be received no later than: 4:00 P.M. ET on July 19, 2024


Notification Date: To Be Determined

Name of Program:

Designated Screening Services for Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Middlesex, Morris and Somerset Counties RFP

 

Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for the continued provision of Designated Screening Services (i.e., Psychiatric Emergency Services) for Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Middlesex, Morris Counties and Somerset Counties. 

 

Amount of funding available:

Total annualized funding is $10,672,570 subject to State appropriations and is as follows:

 

Atlantic County: $2,134,498

Bergen County: $1,662,076

Cape May County: $970,580

Middlesex County: $2,315,524

Morris County: $2,251,184

Somerset County: $1,338,708

 

DMHAS anticipates making one award for each of these county-based service areas, resulting in six total awards. Bidders applying for more than one (1) county/region must submit separate proposals for each region.

 

Procedure to apply

The RFP is available at https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/providers/grants/ and https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/provider/funding/. A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 


Proposals must be received no later than: 4:00 P.M. ET on July 15, 2024


Notification Date: To Be Determined

HUD Announces Funding and Funding Opportunity for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)

HUD recently announced funding for two programs that address youth homelessness, including $51.1 million in Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) grants for 38 communities across the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Guam. YHSI grants, which are a new funding opportunity, can be used to develop and improve response systems for youth at risk of experiencing homelessness. Awardees will be able to use their grants for several activities, such as creating and strengthening Youth Action Boards, improving the cross-community coordination and administration of homeless assistance projects that serve youth, and utilizing data collected on youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness to further enhance systems of care. HUD also issued a $72 million notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 2023 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Using a coordinated community approach, the YHDP funds will be used to implement various types of supportive services that help youth experiencing homelessness, including rapid rehousing; permanent supportive housing; and wrap-around services, such as education, health, and workforce training.

Working Against the Criminalization of Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has created the following materials to help support partners who are fighting against harmful homelessness legislation in states across the country:



For more resources and information about harmful efforts to criminalize homelessness, please visit endhomelessness.org/criminalization.

Updated Medicaid Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs and Allowances

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a revised 2024 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards chart that displays the updated Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) and Community Spouse Monthly Housing Allowance for married people who need Medicaid long-term services and supports. The MMMNA, which is adjusted annually based on federal poverty level changes, and the Community Spouse Housing Allowance, which is based on the MMMNA, are both effective July 1, 2024. The other spousal impoverishment standards in the chart took effect on January 1, 2024. The 2024 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards chart is also available on Medicaid.gov.

HUD Launches Manufactured Home Community Program

HUD launched the Manufactured Home Community (MHC) program, offering Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financing to eligible entities seeking to purchase, refinance, or improve MHCs while preserving the affordability of these communities. MHCs, which are properties where residents own their homes but rent the land their home sits on from the community owner, provide lower-income families nationwide with access to unsubsidized, affordable housing. The new program is designed to provide eligible entities, such as resident-owned MHCs, state and local governments, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and Tribes, with better access to financing options that can help improve shared spaces and facilities and maintain land lease affordability at MHCs. The new MHC program leverages FHA’s Multifamily 223(f) program, which will now provide permanent mortgage financing for all MHCs, including resident-owned MHCs that were previously ineligible for this lending program. The MHC program also complements HUD’s Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) program, which offers competitive grant opportunities for investments in affordable MHCs.

New Legislation Introduced to Reduce Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the “Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Act” (S.4460H.R.8604) in their respective chambers of the U.S. Congress on June 5. The NLIHC-endorsed legislation will empower state and local governments to proactively address the affordable housing crisis by directing HUD’s Office of Policy and Research to provide technical assistance on zoning and land use, creating new grant programs, and developing standardized models and best practices for local governments.


Even when governments are committed to the construction of new, affordable housing, onerous land use and regulatory barriers can make such action too expensive or outright impossible. The Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Act will provide communities with the technical knowledge and resources needed to navigate and reform such barriers, expanding overall access to affordable housing and increasing housing choice.


Read the bill text at: https://tinyurl.com/3d2vf9rp 

Social Security Administration Shares Resources for LGBTIQ+ Community

The Social Security Administration recently highlighted the resources available on the LGBTQI+ webpage, which provides information on Social Security’s programs and services tailored to meet the needs of LGBTQI+ people and their families. This includes information about benefits for same-sex couples and self-attestation of gender identity in Social Security records. These resources are essential for ensuring the LGBTQI+ community can access the benefits and services they deserve. The Administration also posted the blog, “Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community”, which you can read here.

CSH Seeks Collaboration for Families Network

Support for a Families Network

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2024


CSH is looking for an organization to collaborate with us in co-creating and hosting a network of parents and caregivers with lived experiences at the intersection of housing instability and child welfare involvement. 

 

This “Families Network” would inform those working and living at the intersection of housing instability and child welfare involvement. A Families Network can also promote leadership opportunities and provide a space for healing and collaboration for families. 


The inspiration for creating a Families Network comes from a year-long body of work focused on authentically co-designing and co-creating work with individuals with lived experience. The goal was to inform CSH and our partners on how to move towards power sharing and family-informed decision-making, so that families navigating the housing and child welfare systems experience more equitable outcomes.


Find more information on the qualifications, proposal submission, and evaluation criteria through the link here

Fair Share Housing Center Releases Report on Equitable Disaster Relief After Hurricane Sandy

In May, Fair Share Housing Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of the largest settlement in the history of the Fair Housing Act, which reallocated over a half-billion dollars of funding to low-income renters and people of color in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The event took place at New Jersey City University's Squier Hall in Fort Monmouth.


The event was accompanied by the release of their new report, Hurricane Sandy and New Jersey’s Fight For Equitable Disaster Relief. The report, featuring personal stories, details the disparate impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Christie Administration’s response, the landmark settlement’s impact on low-income families and communities of color, and lessons learned in the ongoing fight for equity in disaster relief.


The event brought together leading experts and policymakers in the field including New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Jacquelyn Suárez, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing Enforcement and Programs at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's Sara Pratt and former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' Chuck Richman. The panel also included Sandy survivors Kisha Baldwin and MIllie Gonzalez, who shared personal testimonies about their recovery after the storm. 

Newark Is Turning Old Office Buildings Into Housing, New Study Says

NEWARK, NJ — A national trend of converting “outdated” buildings into housing is starting to take root in Newark, a recent report says.


Recently, real estate website RentCafe.com released its latest Adaptive Reuse Report, which tracks how many new apartments have been converted from buildings such as hotels, offices and factories. See the full study and learn about its methodology here.

Nationwide, adaptive reuse projects have increased by 17.6 percent over the past year, with hotel-to-apartment conversions dominating the landscape for the first time, researchers said.


Newark – which is New Jersey’s most populated city – has been lagging behind other U.S. cities, according to the study:


“In 2023, Newark had various projects in different stages of conversion, yet it delivered no new adaptive reuse apartments. This was in stark contrast to other cities like Richmond, VA, with 622 units delivered; or even unexpected players like Alameda, CA, which opened 372 units in 2023.”


Things have been turning around in the Brick City, however.


Newark is expected to develop 948 apartments through adaptive reuse projects, with 50 percent of these coming from repurposed office buildings, researchers said.

According to the study, ongoing construction efforts in Newark are expected to yield at least 948 units in the coming years, with 495 of those resulting from former office buildings, 208 from hotels, 165 from schools and 80 from a former government building.

At the metro level, Newark is now the third main developer of adaptive reuse apartments, right after Manhattan (with an anticipated 4363 new apartments) and Queens (with 953 new apartments).


Nationwide, real estate developers have been responding to a growing demand for housing following a two-year slowdown, RentCafe.com reported.


This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, researchers said: a whopping 151,000 rental apartments are currently in various stages of conversion across the nation, with 58,000 of those on track to be repurposed from former office spaces. (Patch.com, June 6, 2024)

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Guidance

to Physicians for I/DD Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

The nation’s pediatricians are getting new guidance on how to help teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families navigate the transition to adulthood. In a policy statement published this month in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics is spelling out the steps that physicians should take as children move toward age 18 when they will be legally recognized as adults.


Pediatricians should start discussing the transition to adulthood and what level of assistance children are likely to need between the ages of 12 and 14. They should work together with patients, their caregivers and their teachers, always advocating for the least restrictive decision-making environment, according to the guidance.


The guidance notes that pediatricians can familiarize themselves with local and state resources to make referrals, as needed, and they can reevaluate any decision-making arrangements during annual exams “to align with the youth’s desires, needs, and decision-making abilities over time.”

nTIDE May 2024 Jobs Report: People with Disabilities Succeeding in Finding Jobs 

East Hanover, NJ – May job numbers showed gains for people with disabilities, who continue to engage with the labor market at historic levels, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – semi-monthly update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Increases in both labor force participation and employment indicate that people with disabilities are not only striving to work but succeeding in finding jobs. Both indicators remained flat for people without disabilities.

DDD Updates:

New Policy Manuals for DSPs

NCI State of the Workforce Survey

NCI Family Survey

The Division of Developmental Disabilities’ recently updated Supports Program and Community Care Program policy manuals included language specifying that neither an agency-employed Direct Support Professional nor a Self-Directed Employee can be regularly scheduled to work more than 16 consecutive hours in any 24-hour period. The June 2024 information bulletin, Requirements for Direct Support Professionals, discusses this and other requirements that provider agencies must ensure they are in compliance with. 

NCI State of the Workforce Survey


The National Core Indicators® State of the Workforce Survey is open through June 30, 2024 and participation by as many eligible providers as possible is critical to ensure valid results. Email invitations were sent to eligible DDD providers – to the provider email address on file in iRecord – on March 5, with follow-up invitations sent on April 26.


If your agency has not received an invitation to participate, please contact DDD.NCI@dhs.nj.gov as soon as possible.


The data collected through this annual survey helps us examine and respond to challenges in New Jersey’s Direct Support Professional workforce serving adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit National Core Indicators® or see our NCI State of the Workforce Overview.

NCI Family Survey


National Core Indicators® (NCI) is a collaborative national effort to measure and improve outcomes of participants in public human service systems. Each year, to support this effort, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) facilitates completion of NCI surveys by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families and caregivers, and IDD service providers in New Jersey (see our NCI Overview for more information).


Last week, DDD mailed about 22,000 NCI Family Survey invitation letters via US postal mail to the primary caregivers/family members and guardians of individuals receiving at least one DDD service in addition to Support Coordination. Each invitation includes a survey link and unique access code. Participation in the NCI Family Survey is anonymous and voluntary. You do not need to complete the survey if you do not want to, but it is strongly encouraged. The information collected will help us better understand caregiver/family experiences with the IDD service system and improve the quality of services for everyone.


The NCI Family Survey closes on June 30, 2024. If you have questions about the survey or wish to request an online invitation or hard copy of the survey in English or other languages, email us at DDD.NCI@dhs.nj.gov.


Resources & Virtual Forums

Webinar Recording:

Introduction to Hoarding Disorder

We recognize the importance of this topic to your work and that not everyone was available to attend the live event. The webinar recording is now available to view when your schedule allows.


Those who could not attend the live event can receive a Certificate of Participation after viewing the recording and completing a post-event survey. The evaluation link is available on the HHRC webinar event page


The webinar recording includes ASL interpretation, and English and Spanish captions will be added by early next week. No CEUs are included in this event.


Click here to watch the recording

Webinar on Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusive Aging Networks

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 2:00-3:15 PM ET


Join the ACL-funded National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging (a project of SAGE) and AgeOptions Thrive with Pride for an “office hours” webinar celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month.


The webinar will feature a discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusive programs and outreach and is intended for area agencies on aging, aging and disability resource centers, centers for independent living, ombudsman programs, Senior Medicare Patrol programs, State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) programs, and community centers serving older adults.


The webinar will feature automated Zoom captioning. For more information or additional accessibility requests, please contact Sherrill Wayland (she/her/they) at swayland@sageusa.org. SAGE has compiled additional resource on their LGBTQ+ Pride Month page.


Click here to register for the webinar

DDD Family Networking Sessions:

Summer 2024 (June - August)

The Office of Education on Self-Directed Services hosts networking sessions for people and families who are self-directing services or interested in self-direction. All sessions are held in-person unless otherwise noted. Advance registration is required.


Date: June 25th

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bergen County: Bergen Community College

Register for June 25 Session

 

Date: July 10th

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Camden County: Camden County Library-Voorhees Branch

Register for July 10 Session

 

Date: August 8th

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cape May and Atlantic Counties: Ocean City Free Public Library

Register for August 8 Session

 

Peer-to-Peer Networking Session

For adults with IDD who are self-directing some or all of their DDD-funded services and those who are interested in learning about self-direction.

 

Date: July 9th

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Statewide: VIRTUAL via ZOOM

Register for July 9 Peer-to-Peer Networking Session

Two Webinars for Families and Self-Directed Employees

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM


Overview of the DDD Resource Team for Families and Self-Directed Employees


This presentation will discuss the services available through the DDD Resource Team, such as education and support with behavior, mealtime safety, and medical issues. Resource Team services are available at no cost to families or providers and referrals can be made through an individual’s Support Coordinator.

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM


Danielle’s Law Refresher for Families and Self-Directed Employees


This interactive training on Danielle's Law ensures families and self-directed employees are prepared to recognize the difference between a health emergency and a life-threatening emergency in an “own home” setting. The goal of this refresher training is to ensure self-directed employees know how to respond promptly and appropriately to life-threatening emergencies involving individuals receiving DDD-funded services, while complying with Danielle’s Law.

Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is offering an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff who develop and complete IRPs (e.g., licensed staff and RNs). Participants will meet with SHP CSS staff (Crystal, Emilie, and Earle) and other CSS staff who complete IRPs to ask for and receive feedback during the workshop.


This 2.5 hour workshop is designed for CSS staff who develop and submit plans to the IME. The workshop is interactive, and participants must bring a de-identified IRP they have authored. We cannot review or give feedback on an IRP authored by another clinician. We suggest bringing an IRP in development or that has previously been submitted and received feedback but is not currently on hold to discuss and review.


This will be entirely practice-based, and participants must be willing to bring a de-identified plan and provide feedback to others. Participants will work in small groups led by a SHP CSS staff. Each participant will present their plan, ask questions, and receive feedback and suggestions from those in their group. CSS programs should limit registration to 1 to 2 staff. 

The CSS IRP Development Workshop will be remote and held live through Zoom on Wednesday, June 26th, from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Space is limited, so licensed staff and RN’s should register as soon as possible. Registration information must be for the staff attending the training. 


Click here to register for the IRP Training

HUD-VASH Virtual Landlord Recruitment Fair

To promote the HUD-VASH Virtual Landlord Recruitment Fair, we would like to share with you some details on this important fair event.

 

The HUD-VASH Program's success is contingent upon forming successful partnerships between the Public Housing Authorities (PHA) and landlords to provide safe and affordable housing for homeless veterans. To that end, HUD and the Veterans Administration will host a Virtual Landlord Recruitment Fair on Thursday, July 18, 2024. The purpose of this event will be to:

 

  • Learn about the benefits of the HUD-VASH program
  • Hear Veterans’ and landlords’ testimonials
  • Learn how to become a HUD-VASH landlord and house homeless veterans

We encourage you and your staff to register for this event and share the flyer with prospective landlords and members of your professional network. 

 

Registration Information: 


If you have any questions about the event, please contact the event coordinator, Benita Johnson at Benita.m.johnson@hud.gov. 

Suicide Prevention Webinar Schedule 2024

The NJ Adult Suicide Prevention Committee would like to offer free trainings for

suicide prevention and the distribution of new topics, data, resources, and services

made available for NJ residents.


All sessions are virtual and presented between 1:00-3:00 PM on the listed day.



July 1, 2024 - THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH CENTER

Speaker: Dr. Michael Anestis


Addressing the role of firearms in suicide and potential interventions



September 4, 2024 - 988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE

Speaker: Mary Jean Weston


An overview and update of the new nationwide 3-digit dialing code for suicide prevention, mental health and substance use crisis.

New Jersey Mental Health Institute Leadership Academy for Behavioral Healthcare Professionals

Applications for Mentees, Mentors, and Coaches Are Due July 15, 2024.



Executives:

Your Staff and Organizations Will Gain Tremendous Benefit!


* Reinforce staff retention and your organization’s long-term sustainability!


* Apply to serve as mentors and encourage your staff to participate as mentees! 


Click here for the Mentor Fact Sheet and here for the application.


* Encourage your colleagues in other industries to apply to serve as coaches!


Click here for the Coach Fact Sheet and here for the application.


Future Leaders:

Gain the Knowledge, Skills and Guidance you Need to Succeed in your Career Advancement!

 

* Each of you will be matched with a mentor from the

behavioral healthcare field and a coach from another industry to benefit from their diverse expertise, perspectives and experiences!

* You will have monthly sessions, either in person or virtual, with your coaches and mentors!

* Plus, NJMHI will host additional presentations to further enhance the value of your Academy

experience and expand your future career potential! 

 

Click here for the Mentee Fact Sheet and here for the application.



Apply by July 15, 2024 for the third

cohort that will begin in September.


Click here for all program details and applications.

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