The SHAre:

May 9, 2024

Volume: 290

In this Week's Edition


News


SHA Developers Meeting - May 13, 2024

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SAMHSA Offering $46.8 Million in

Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities

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HUD Awards $5.5 Billion in Grants for Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Homeless Assistance

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HUD Awards $3.17B to Housing Authorities from Capital Fund Program - $94M Goes to NJ

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New State-By-State Analysis Shows Potential for Reducing Homelessness Among Youth Exiting Foster Care

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Housing Choice Voucher Improvements Published

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DDD Update:

NCI State of the Workforce Survey

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OP-Ed: Zoning Laws Need to Change to Help Solve Housing Crisis Using Accessory Dwelling Units

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Facing Climate Changes, NJ Launches Heat Hub Resource

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Community Hope Offers New Case Management Support Program for Veterans

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Respond to New CSH Supportive Housing Industry Survey Respond by May 21st

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Important Voting Reminders in New Jersey


Resources & Events


ACL National Summit To Increase Social Connections

May 14-15, 2024

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Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

May 15, 2024

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NJ Division on Civil Rights Battling Injustices:

AAPI Advocates Share Their Stories

May 15, 2024

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DCM Associates Webinar:

Assessment, Evaluations, and Surveys

Creating a Culture of Success

May 15, 2024

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NJAAW Conference - Dare to Envision

May 17, 2024

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Shape the Future of the Behavioral Health

Workforce at the Workforce Solutions Jam

May 21, 2024

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Deaf And Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings

May 23, 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

Save the Date

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Next SHA

Developers Meeting


May 13, 2024

Virtual

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Next SHA

Members Meeting


June 5, 2024

In Person

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NJAAW Conference


“Dare to Envision”

May 17 | New Brunswick


Click here to register

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New Jersey Future  New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 


Conference June 5-7


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

Bernardsville

Apply by May 20th


Dunellen

Apply by May 27th


Chester

Apply by May 28th


Fair Lawn

Apply by May 28th


Morristown

Apply by June 18th


Flemington

Apply by June 25th


Roebling

Apply by August 21st

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.

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

SHA Shout Outs!

SHA was happy to join Fair Share Housing Center and other gathered advocates yesterday in celebrating recent affordable housing success at the Ethel Lawrence Homes in Mt. Laurel.

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.

SHA Developers Meeting

May 13, 2024 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM/ET

What's Next?


In March, the Governor signed a new Affordable Housing law and with it a suite of housing “toolkit” bills that support development. Now what? Our special guests will discuss current implementation plans as they are evolving as well as program changes and current funding updates. 


Guest Speakers


Lorissa Luciani

 Administrator, Housing Production, DCA

Jonathan Sternesky

Director, Policy and External Affairs,

NJHMFA

Registration Is Now Open to SHA Members


To register, email Joseph Christensen at j.christensen@shanj.org.


Zoom Meeting Information will be sent by Friday, May 10th.


News

SAMHSA Offering $46.8 Million in Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced $46.8 million in notices of funding opportunities to promote youth mental health, grow the behavioral health workforce, improve access to culturally competent behavioral care across the country, and strengthen peer recovery and recovery support. President Biden made tackling the mental health crisis and beating the opioid epidemic key pillars in his Unity Agenda for the nation. Today’s announcement will help communities transform how they address behavioral health.


The funding opportunities invest in a range of critical behavioral health efforts:


  • Minority Fellowship Program – $15.4 million – This program aims to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racial and ethnic populations. The program also seeks to train and better prepare behavioral health practitioners to more effectively treat and serve people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program – $14.9 million – This program supports states and Tribes with implementing youth (up to age 24) suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, pediatric health programs, and other child and youth-serving organizations.
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Cooperative Agreements – $9.0 million – This program develops and strengthens the specialized behavioral health care and primary health care workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services. This is done by accelerating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based and promising SUD treatment and recovery-oriented practices and services, heightening the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of people with substance use or other co-occurring physical and behavioral health conditions, and fostering regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders, and the recovery community.
  • The National Center for Mental Health Dissemination, Implementation and Sustainment Cooperative Agreement – $7.5 million – The National Center for Mental Health Dissemination, Implementation, and Sustainment will build the capacity of grant recipients, as well as organizations that oversee or directly provide mental health services, to improve the implementation of evidence-based change management processes that guide mental health services.


If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org. To learn how to get support for mental health, drug or alcohol issues, visit FindSupport.gov. If you are ready to locate a treatment facility or provider, you can go directly to FindTreatment.gov or call 800-662-HELP (4357).

HUD Awards $5.5 Billion in Grants for Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Homeless Assistance

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $5.5 billion in funding that will go to 1,200 communities through more than 2,400 grants to States, urban counties, insular areas, DC, Puerto Rico, and localities across the country. These annual formula grants provide critical funding for a wide range of activities to address their most pressing local needs, providing flexible resources to build homes, support renters and homeowners, provide life-saving assistance to people experiencing homelessness, create jobs, and improve public facilities, community resilience, and local economies. The next step is for communities to seek public feedback on their proposed use of the funds.


New Jersey is set to receive the following financial support including:


  • $88,995,636 in CDBG funding
  • $34,787,879  in HOME funding
  • $1,026,646  in RHP funding
  • $7,691,265  in ESG funding
  • $16,176,078  in HOPWA funding
  • $5,367,920  in HTF funding
  • Totaling $154,045,424 from this HUD funding announcement 

The grants announced are provided through the following HUD programs nationally:

  • $3.3 billion to 1,254 grantees to build stronger communities - The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide annual grants on a formula basis to States, cities, counties, and insular areas to develop stronger, more resilient communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income people.


  • $1.3 billion to 668 grantees to build affordable housing - The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the primary Federal tool of States and local governments to produce affordable rental and owner-occupied housing for low-income families.
  • $455 million to 130 grantees to connect people with HIV/AIDS to housing and support - The Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program provides stable and permanent housing assistance and supportive services to low-income people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
  • $290 million to 357 grantees to address homelessness - Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) provides funds for homeless shelters, assists in the operation of local shelters, and funds related social service and homeless prevention programs.
  • $30 million to 23 States and the District of Columbia to support recovery from substance use disorder - The Recovery Housing Program (RHP) allows States and the District of Columbia to provide stable, transitional housing for individuals in recovery from a substance-use disorder.
  • $214 million to every state to increase affordable housing supply - Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is an affordable housing production program that complements existing Federal, state and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness.

HUD Awards $3.17B to Housing Authorities from Capital Fund Program - $94M Goes to NJ


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $3.17 billion in Public Housing Repair funding to 2,756 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments to their public housing stock. Specifically, PHAs can utilize this funding for the development, financing, modernization, and management improvements of public housing developments. To see all the local grants announced today, click here. New Jersey's $94 million dollar portion breakdown is available to read here. SHA also celebrates our members who received funding including:


  • Elizabeth Housing Authority – $4,491787
  • Housing Authority of Jersey City – $7,825,298 
  • North Bergen Housing Authority – $2,943,169
  • Gloucester County Housing Authority – $738,070


The grants announced are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, renovate, and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. Housing authorities can use the funding to complete large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to heating systems and installing water conservation measures.

New State-By-State Analysis Shows Potential for Reducing Homelessness Among Youth Exiting Foster Care

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) vouchers provide dedicated rental assistance to youth who are exiting foster care or have experienced homelessness following foster care.


During Foster Care Awareness Month, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has published interactive resources demonstrating housing needs among youth exiting foster care by state. Continuums of Care and local providers can use this information to guide response in their communities and partner with their local Public Housing Authorities to ensure that youth in their community can transition into stable housing.


Click here for the state-by-state analysis

Housing Choice Voucher Improvements Published

HUD announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register, which makes amendments to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs by implementing changes made through the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). The final rule modernizes the HCV and PBV programs, which help communities preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income families, by making development actions easier and more flexible for public housing agencies (PHAs). The new policies reduce barriers to the voucher programs by establishing local project-specific waiting lists, codifying tenant protections, providing PHAs additional flexibilities, and allowing PBV assistance to be paired with manufactured housing. Additionally, the final rule establishes a definition of PHA-owned housing and reduces regulatory burdens on PHAs. The rule will be effective on June 6.

DDD Update:

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.

OP-Ed: Zoning Laws Need to Change to Help Solve Housing Crises Using Accessory Dwelling Units

The Star Ledger Editorial Board shares the following article in support of Accessory Dwelling Units asking how we can address the housing crisis with the challenges of restrictive zoning.


In the face of an affordable housing crisis, municipal laws forbid you from letting your granny live in your backyard. That’s right, you can’t even build a stand-alone unit on your own property – maybe attached to the house or garage – so that she has an affordable place to live. This is the result of restrictive zoning laws imposed by local government that block anything but single-family homes. That has to change for us to solve this crisis.


Two-thirds of Americans say it’s hard to find an affordable home where they live, and allowing so-called “granny flats” is a small tweak in the right direction – an obvious reform that won’t make dramatic change, but will help.


We are facing a deepening supply and demand problem that goes well beyond the need for affordable housing: This is a cost issue for the middle class as well. “We’re not building enough housing to meet the need,” says Sen. Troy Singleton, who’s co-sponsoring a bill to allow so-called “granny flats” – also known as “accessory dwelling units” – statewide.


Demand for these flats is growing, and not just among seniors: Many people want to live close to their families and remain in their neighborhoods, including young people who are renting and can’t scrap together enough for a starter home. Yet too often, the process of getting them built is challenging, if not impossible.


Be like Princeton, and just get on with it. Yes, some residents were up in arms when these units were first proposed because they feared the “erosion of the character of neighborhoods” in a town where the median home sells for $1 as million, as Gothamist reported. “But the sky didn’t fall, the world did not come to an end,” as Mia Sacks, the council president, says.


In fact, 65% of New Jerseyans recently surveyed believe that “accessory dwelling units” should be legalized. That many towns still aren’t on board shines a light on the dysfunctional attitude of local governments: This is how you know they’re not really trying to solve our housing crisis – because this change is so obvious and innocuous, yet still, they aren’t doing it.


Some towns ban new granny flats from being constructed, others allow them only for people over a certain age or those related to the main home’s residents. The bill Sen. Singleton is co-sponsoring with Sen. Britnee Timberlake would require all towns to allow them, knocking down restrictions and just letting the market dictate this. You could freely construct, rent out and sell these units. (NJ.com, May 7, 2024)

Facing Climate Changes, NJ Launches Heat Hub Resource

Recognizing the undeniable challenges that increasingly hotter days have on the health and welfare of New Jersey residents, the State has created an online space dedicated to heat resilience. Heat Hub NJ is a digital resource on all things related to extreme heat in NJ. We invite you to use this site to learn the basics of extreme heat, how it is impacting daily life and the environment, the risks it poses to human health and wellbeing, and if you or a loved one are particularly vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat.  


The latest features of Heat Hub NJ, launched in celebration of Earth Day, include educational videos on heat-related health impacts and resources for addressing mental health challenges exacerbated by extreme heat. Additionally, Chill Out NJ—a new interactive map of public spaces for heat relief—has been introduced to assist residents in finding safe cooling locations.

Community Hope Offers New Case Management Support Program for Veterans

Program Goal/Service:

Community Hope’s GPD Case Management program serves to improve the retention of housing for previously, or currently, homeless veterans by providing case management directed towards helping to overcome and troubleshoot barriers to acquiring, reacquiring, and maintaining permanent housing. GPD CM, including housing navigation, can help obtain permanent housing based on the veteran’s needs by supporting housing search and placement, home visits to monitor housing stability, eviction diversion through facilitation of landlord/tenant mediation, navigating resources (federal and state), referrals to needed services (mental health, substance use, medical, employment, etc), financial management, and participation in case conferencing with other service providers.

 

Definition of Homelessness:

The definition of “homeless” for purposes of eligibility for participation in the GPD program to include “any individual or family who is fleeing, or is attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions in the individual’s or family’s current housing situation, including where the health and safety of children are jeopardized, and who have no other residence and lack the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housings.”

  

Summary of Eligibility:

  1. Veteran residing within Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties.
  2. Veterans with Honorable Discharge
  3. Veterans with Other than Honorable Discharge or Bad Conduct from Special Court Martial
  4. National Guard who have been called to duty under Title 10, or have a service connected disability
  5. Reserves if served in active duty, active duty training, or have a service connected disability

 

Summary of Ineligibility:

  1. Veterans receiving case management services from permanent supportive housing programs (HUDVASH, SSVF, etc)
  2. Dishonorable discharge by general court martial
  3. Veterans in the National Guard are not eligible if there is no federal active-duty service.
  4. Veterans in the Reserves are not eligible is there is no active-duty service or active duty training.

 

Referral Contact & Information: GPDCaseManagement@communityhope-nj.org


For referrals please include a copy of DD214, copy of social security card and veteran contact information.

 

Referrals may be initiated by any interested individual who is familiar with a veteran in need of case management and housing stability assistance. Referrals can be made by: Veterans (self), family members, friends, private practitioners, agencies and hospitals. This program is voluntary and the Veteran must agree to participate in the program.

Respond to New CSH Supportive Housing Industry Survey

CSH is committed to addressing the challenges faced by supportive housing providers, but we need your help. We are launching a new survey focused on solutions to operational challenges in the supportive housing field. Take a few moments to tell us about solutions, best practices, and emerging approaches that are working. Your feedback will help inform our work as we develop resources, training, and technical assistance to support providers in the field. 


Please complete the survey before May 21, 2024!

Important Voting Reminders in New Jersey

SHA thanks the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) for putting together the following helpful resources and reminders as New Jersey prepares for primaries and the general election this year.


Voting is a fundamental right, and living in a long-term care facility does not take it away from you. If you are a U.S. citizen aged 18 or older, you are most likely eligible to vote in the municipality where your long-term care home is located.

 

At the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO), we are committed to helping you exercise your rights. Download our Voting Guide at NJ.GOV/LTCO.

 

Registered voters in New Jersey can cast their ballots in one of three ways: 1) by mail; 2) in person during early voting; or 3) in person on Election Day. If you plan to vote in person, find out now if your facility will offer transportation or if you need a reliable friend or family member to drive you to the polls.


First things first: Are you registered?

 

Visit VOTE.NJ.GOV to look up your current registration status or learn how to submit voter registration applications online, by mail, or in person.

 

2024 Election Overview

 

In the June primary election, New Jersey voters affiliated with the Democrat and Republican parties will select their party’s candidates for the November general election. In the general election, New Jersey voters will elect a U.S. Senator and 12 U.S. Representatives, in addition to casting ballots for President. 


Key dates


Primary Election: June 4

—Registration Deadline: May 14

—Early Voting: May 29 – June 2


General Election: Nov. 5

—Registration Deadline: Oct. 15

—Early Voting: Oct. 26 – Nov. 3


Visit VOTE.NJ.GOV for polling locations, details on early voting, or instructions for completing and returning vote-by-mail ballots.

Resources & Virtual Forums

ACL National Summit To Increase Social Connections

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 1:00-3:30 PM ET


Given the importance of elevating innovative approaches to help older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers stay engaged and connected, Commit to Connect and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults are again joining forces to co-host the National Summit to Increase Social Connections.


This virtual summit will bring together national, state, and local leaders — including United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy — working across sectors to address social isolation and loneliness. The summit will spotlight creative technology solutions and innovative programs that you can adapt to the needs of people in your community, along with tools and resources that can help you leverage technology to foster social connection. 


The summit is a free event, but you must register to participate! Visit the event page for more information and the full agenda. 


This event will include CART closed captioning and ASL interpretation. Contact info@committoconnect.org with any questions. 

Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

You can't pour from an empty glass! We invite you to spend some time focused on optimizing your health and taking better care of yourself in 2024. Already familiar with some of these concepts? A refresher can help keep you on track. Either way, make your health and well-being a priority. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!


Optimizing Health Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST


Click here to get more details and register for sessions.

NJ Division on Civil Rights Battling Injustices: AAPI Advocates Share Their Stories

May 15, 2024 06:00 PM in Eastern Time


This virtual panel discussion features Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocates who are actively working to create positive change for diverse communities in New Jersey. The panelists are leaders in justice-centered organizations, and will discuss civil rights issues and inequities that affect vulnerable and marginalized populations. They are bridge builders who prioritize community empowerment and promote impactful and transformative policies and practices. Like the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, these changemakers aim to combat bias, discrimination, and harassment by fostering meaningful dialogues and effective public-private partnerships.


Click here to register for this session.

DCM Associates Webinar: Assessment, Evaluations, and Surveys Creating a Culture of Success

May 15, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. EST


Presenters: Dr. Terrence Cahill, President, DCM Institute for Nonprofit Board & Executive Leadership and Allan Weisberg, Managing Director 


This session will address how to effectively use personality and leadership assessments, 360 surveys, executive evaluations, and board surveys to develop the strengths of your leadership team and board. The purpose and value of each assessment tool will be considered, as well as the benefit of utilizing multiple tools in a programmatic approach that addresses both leadership and culture development, such as in DCM’s tri-level approach to development. 


Who should attend?

Board members, CEOs, c-suite executives and human resources executives from nonprofit organizations, foundations, and nonprofit business and trade associations.


Click here to register

NJAAW Conference - Dare to Envision

May 17, 2024 | Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick


Click here to register


This year's conference features:

  • Morning Keynote - Deputy Commissioner of Human Services, Kaylee McGuire
  • Lunchtime Speaker - Ashton Applewhite


Breakout sessions

  • Promoting Equity in Serious Illness Care in NJ: Designing a Medicaid Benefit for Community-Based Palliative Care.
  • Aging Policy 101
  • Age Friendly Public Health
  • Screening of "Below the Surface" documentary
  • Family Leave Benefits
  • Higher Ed in Aging
  • Essential Jobs Essential Care NJ Coalition - Updates and Next Steps
  • Older LGBTQ Adults
  • Innovative Approaches to Support Older Adults at Home


Plus virtual presentations on Thursday, May 16, 1-3pm:

  • Policy Recommendations to Increase Equitable Access to Home and Community-Based Services in New Jersey
  • Envisioning Equitable Assisted Living in NJ


Social work CE credits offered through Monmouth University

Shape the Future of the Behavioral Health Workforce at the Workforce Solutions Jam

Tuesday, May 21, 1-2 p.m. ET


Expanding the workforce is critical to meeting the growing need for timely and effective behavioral health care. Workforce expansion can help improve accessibility to services and enhance the overall quality of care.


Be part of the solution and join on Tuesday, May 21, 1-2 p.m. ET for the first Workforce Solutions Jam! This monthly webinar will build national momentum for addressing the workforce crisis and encourage collaboration through the Center for Workforce Solutions.


The Workforce Solutions Jam will provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn innovative new practices.
  • Stay informed about ongoing efforts.
  • Engage with subject matter experts.
  • Hear about new legislation and federal workforce efforts.
  • Take action!


On May 21, we’ll cover innovative behavioral health workforce expansion projects, such as Accelerate the Future and Mass League.


The Workforce Solutions Jam is open to members of the behavioral health workforce, current and prior service users, peers, policymakers, providers, researchers, educators, activists, advocates — anyone who is interested in working to create solutions to address the behavioral health workforce crisis.


Click here to register for the Workforce Jam

Assistive Technology Advocacy Center Professional Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display Training Event

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center is thrilled to organize this multi-day professional learning experience with PODD (Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display) trainer Kelly Fonner. Last year we hosted Kelly for a two-day Introduction to PODD training event.


For 2024, we are going to build on this and offer a range of PODD related training events designed to meet the needs of new participants and returning participants.


Dates: 

May 20, 2024 – May 23, 2024


Location: 

The Grand Hotel Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204


Click here to register

Deaf And Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings

The Department of Human Services’ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hosting

an open Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Training on:


May 23, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Jaclyne Brown-Pallies


These trainings are open to the public, and are especially beneficial for professionals,

healthcare providers, government agencies, and many other organizations. DDHH’s

goal is to provide information on deaf and hard of hearing culture, common

challenges, and strategies for effective communication with deaf and hard of

hearing individuals.


Click here for a flyer of these events

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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