Brochure - English

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Brochure - Spanish

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The NJPC Parents Empowerment Academy is a comprehensive training and education program that enables:

  • Parents of children with emotional and behavioral challenges to appropriately and collaboratively negotiate with government agencies and other system partners. Our parent trainings are DCP&P (DYFS) approved for certification of foster, adoptive and kinship providers.
  • Professionals and providers in the child-serving arena to strengthen their knowledge of family engagement and provides practical tools and strategies which they can implement in their local organizations.

The NJPC Parents Empowerment Academy offers training and certification in the following areas:

  • Professional Parent Advocacy - 6 Week Training (click here for more info)
  • Engaging Parents and Family Members (click here for more info)
  • Strengthening Families Raising Children with Addiction Issues
  • Understanding Childhood Mental Health Challenges & the DSM 5
  • Navigating the Special Education System & The IEP Process
  • The Adolescent Brain: An Introduction (click here for more info)
  • 'Man Talk' Educational Series for Fathers and Other Male Caregivers
  • Empowering vs. Enabling
  • Professionalism & Communications Skills
  • Empowering the Parent Voice: Motivation & Assertiveness
  • Conflict Resolution Skills & The Power of Persuasion
  • Ensuring Diversity, Cultural Competency & Multiculturalism in Child-Serving Agencies
  • Collaborating with Parents & Family Members Raising Children with Co-occuring Disorders
  • Building Systems of Care: An Overview for Families (A Shiela Pires Primer)
  • Family Involvement in the Child Welfare (DCP&P) System
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) & How It Impacts NJ Families
  • Engaging Families in the Juvenile Justice System to support Children with Mental Health Challenges
  • Collaborating with NJ Agencies Dedicated to Children with Mental Health Challenges
  • Empowering Families and Communities Through Public Policy Work
  • Family Care Management: Engaging Family Members as Case Managers
  • Train the Trainer: Empowering the Parent Trainer