Online Professional Development Training

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① NJ ANTI-BULLYING BILL OF RIGHTS ACT MODULE

⎆ Anti-­Bullying Bill of Rights Act for School Staff, Volunteers, and Contracted Service Providers

A thorough, step-by-step review of the New Jersey ABR from start to finish. All legalese is translated so that it is easily comprehensible. This training is crafted specifically for general school staff and volunteers.
Audience: School staff, volunteers, and contracted service providers | Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

ABR Part 1: Introduction
ABR Part 2: HIB Protections
ABR Part 3: FAQ Must All Reports Be Investigated?
ABR Part 4: HIB Student Records
ABR Part 5: Response to HIB
ABR Part 6: Suicide & HIB

⎆ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act for ABC, ABS, Safety Team and Administration

This is a thorough, step­by­step review of the NJ ABR from start to finish with all legalese translated to be comprehensible to educators. This training is crafted specifically for administrators and bullying prevention staff.
Audience: Anti-bullying Coordinators, Anti-bullying Specialists, School Safety Teams, Principals, and Administrators | Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

ABR – B Part 1: Introduction
ABR – B Part 2: Policy Requirements
ABR – B Part 3: Procedural Requirements
ABR – B Part 4: Reporting Requirements
ABR – B Part 5: Response to HIB
ABR – B Part 6: Tips for Avoiding HIB Investigation Pitfalls

⎆ AntiBullying Bill of Rights Act for for Board of Education Trustees

This is a thorough, step­by­step review of the NJ ABR from start to finish with all legalese translated to be comprehensible to educators. This training is crafted specifically for board of education trustees.
Audience: Board of Education Trustees | Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

ABR – C Part 1: Introduction
ABR – C Part 2: Three Criteria for HIB
ABR – C Part 3: Definition of HIB
ABR – C Part 4: BoE Policy Requirements
ABR – C Part 5: HIB vs. Conflict
ABR – C Part 6: Investigation Timeline

⎆ AntiBullying Bill of Rights Act — Common Questions

This training provides a brief review of the most frequently asked questions concerning the NJ ABR.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Part 1: FAQ

⎆ Cyberbullying Prevention ⚐

The use of technology (instant messaging, text and picture messaging and social networking sites) is quickly becoming the primary means of bullying, harassment, cyberstalking, and other forms of risk­taking among adolescents. The immediacy and relative anonymity of technology­based communication increases the overall likelihood of impulsive and inappropriate behaviors. This workshop will provide a review of the NJ AntiBullying Bill of Rights Act and detail the current trends in cyber­bullying, harassment and victimization, particularly as they relate to developmental and psychosocial factors in childhood and adolescence. Participants will explore how the blending of technology and adolescent development creates a potent and dangerous combination, leading to excessive risk­taking and the inability to control impulses and foresee consequences.
Instructor: Melissa Straub, MA

Cyberbullying Prevention – Part 1: Introduction
Cyberbullying Prevention – Part 2: Cyberbullying Defined
Cyberbullying Prevention – Part 3: Recognition of Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying Prevention – Part 4: Technology & Connectivity
Cyberbullying Prevention – Part 5: Psychological Disorders & Cyberspace

⎆ Effective HIB Investigations ⚐

HIB Investigative process from start to finish. Student interviews, evidence collection, ABR Criteria, and recommendations for remediation.
Instructor: Melissa Straub, MA

Effective HIB Investigations – Part 1: Introduction
Effective HIB Investigations – Part 2: Timeline
Effective HIB Investigations – Part 3: Evidence
Effective HIB Investigations – Part 4: Investigative Techniques
Effective HIB Investigations – Part 5: Law Enforcement

⎆ HIB and Hazing for Athletics Directors & Coaches

This is a thorough, step­by­step review of the NJ ABR from start to finish with all legalese translated to be comprehensible to educators. This training is crafted specifically for board of education trustees.
Audience: Athletic Directors and Coaches | Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

HIB & Hazing Prevention Part 1: Introduction
HIB & Hazing Prevention Part 2: HIB Identification and Reporting
HIB & Hazing Prevention Part 3: Harassment in Professional Sports Case Study
HIB & Hazing Prevention Part 4: Culture Change and Transformational Leadership
HIB & Hazing Prevention Part 5: New Best Practices for Athletics

⎆ HIB vs. Conflict

This is a thorough, step­by­step review of the NJ ABR from start to finish with all legalese translated to be comprehensible to educators. This training is crafted specifically for board of education trustees.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

HIB vs. Conflict – Part 1: Introduction to Conflict
HIB vs. Conflict – Part 2: HIB vs.Conflict
HIB vs. Conflict – Part 3: Identification of Bullying, Conflict or Neither

⎆ Management of HIB Records

This training emphasizes HIB record maintenance and maintaining student privacy rights in compliance with NJAC and FERPA. It includes common myths regarding HIB records and will help school staff avoid costly mistakes regarding student privacy rights.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Management of HIB Records – Part 1: Introduction
Management of HIB Records – Part 2: FERPA and HIB
Management of HIB Records – Part 3: Disclosure of Education Records

⎆ Modify Bullying Behaviors

The implementation of Positive Behavior Supports is the primary approach to teaching new, appropriate behavior to students in school settings. Unfortunately, many schools still rely primarily on the use of punishment to address challenging behavior. While there is a place for punishment in schools and in life, this presentation will focus on fostering a culture of “positivity” and the use of Positive Reinforcement to change behavior. We will learn about determining the function of behavior and the development and implementation of specific, positive strategies to change behavior.Tiered systems of support provide intervention at all levels from least to most intensive. We will discuss the hierarchy, ranging from an overarching class­wide system, to individual Behavior Intervention Plans for students. We will identify ways to determine the function of behavior and the role of reinforcement and punishment in changing behavior.
Instructor: Scott Rossig, M.Ed, BCBA

Modifying Bullying Behaviors: Part 1
Modifying Bullying Behaviors: Part 2
Modifying Bullying Behaviors: Part 3
Modifying Bullying Behaviors: Conclusion

⎆ School Safety Team Training ⚐

How to Recruit, Develop and Nurture an Effective School Safety Team; How to Develop an Effective and Efficient School Safety Team Meeting Schedule and Structure; and Best Practice Strategies for utilizing technology to maximize efficiency.
Audience: AntiBullying Coordinators, Specialists, and School Safety Team Members | Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Part 1 – Purpose of School Safety Team
Part 2 – Efficiency
Part 3 – Enthusiasm
Part 4 – Social Connections
Part 5 – School Culture and Climate

⎆ Suicide Prevention (2 hours)

This highly informative training meets the NJ ABR requirement for Suicide Prevention and HIB training. It includes role playing scenarios to model appropriate staff responses to at­risk students.
Instructor: Ashley Cali­Morolla, LPC

Suicide Prevention Part 1: Introduction
Suicide Prevention Part 2: Statistics Regarding Suicide Rates and Trends
Suicide Prevention Part 3: Fact vs. Fiction
Suicide Prevention Part 4: Development Stages
Suicide Prevention Part 5: Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Suicide Prevention Part 6: Protective Factors
Suicide Prevention Part 7: What do I do?
Suicide Prevention Part 8: Effective Suicide Intervention for Teachers and General Staff
Suicide Prevention Part 9: Effective Suicide Intervention for School Counseling Staff
Suicide Prevention Part 10: Discussion Regarding Suicide and HIB
Suicide Prevention 11: Bullying and Suicide
Suicide Prevention 12: What We Know About Bullying & Suicide
Suicide Prevention Part 13: What Can We Do With What We Know?
Suicide Prevention Part 14: Post-Ideation or Attempt

② AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, NON-DISCRIMINATION & EQUITY MODULE

⎆ Equity and Affirmative Action ⚐

Designed to meet the requirements for all school staff, this training provides a thorough review of federal and state laws against discrimination and dispels common myths surrounding Affirmative Action complaints.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Affirmative Action Part 1: Purpose of the Law
Affirmative Action Part 2: Definition of Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Part 3: Common Characteristics of Behaviors
Affirmative Action Part 4: NJ Laws

⎆ Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) ⚐

This training provides a comprehensive review of FERPA requirements and guidelines for school staff to remain
FERPA compliant.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

⎆ Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) ⚐

A well coordinated and highly efficient system of Intervention & Referral Services is an effective tool to assist students, staff, and improve overall school performance. This training provides a comprehensive review of best practices for coordination and implementation of I&RS.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

I&RS Part 1: Disaffected Students
I&RS Part 2: Description of I&RS
I&RS Part 3: Functions of I&RS
I&RS Part 4: I&RS Process

⎆ Protecting Students with Special Needs from Bullying ⚐⚐

Students with special needs are at a much higher risk level than their general education peers when it comes to HIB victimization. This training will provide a thorough review of HIB and FAPE protections.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Protecting Students with Special Needs from HIB – Part 1
Protecting Students with Special Needs from HIB – Part 2
Protecting Students with Special Needs from HIB – Part 3

⎆ Section 504 ⚐

Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act can be problematic for school staff who are not properly trained and ill prepared to maintain 504 compliance.

This training is designed to assist Section 504 Coordinators and general school staff.

Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Section 504 Part 1: Introduction and IDEA vs. Section 504
Section 504 Part 2: Eligibility and Criteria
Section 504 Part 3: Evaluation Process and Compliance

⎆ Title IX ⚐

No school can afford to be on the wrong side of a Title IX violation. This training provides a review of Title IX and its requirements for all school staff; academic, athletic, and extracurricular.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Title IX – Part 1: Introduction
Title IX – Part 2: Title IX for Athletics
Title IX – Part 3: Sex Discrimination
Title IX – Part 4: Pregnant and Parenting Students

③ HEALTH, SAFETY & PROFESSIONALISM MODULE

⎆ Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention and Intervention ⚐

Designed and presented by nationally renowned drug and alcohol prevention expert Andrew Yeager, this training provides a comprehensive review of best practice observation and intervention techniques for school staff.
Instructor: Andrew Yeager, School Psychologist/SAC

Part 1: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs of Abuse
Part 2: Why Teens Use Mood Altering Substances
Part 3: Warning Signs

⎆ Asthma Training for School Staff ⚐

This training is designed to provide all school staff with a general awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of asthma and the common environmental triggers for an asthma attack.
Instructor: Jayme Vecchione, RN

Asthma Training for School Staff – Introduction
Asthma Training for School Staff – Part 1: Understanding Asthma
Asthma Training for School Staff – Part 2: Causes of Asthma & Asthma Management
Asthma Training for School Staff – Part 3: Asthma in Schools

⎆ Behavior Intervention Plans ⚐

Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are to be included in student IEP’s who require ongoing behavioral support within a school setting. BIP’s can prove very effective in home and community settings as well. An effective Behavior Planning model and template will be shared. The model includes the main components of a comprehensive plan including baseline rates of behavior, antecedent strategies, the treatment plan, data collection methods and relevant research.
Instructor: Scott Rossig, M.Ed, BCBA

Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) – Part 1
Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) – Part 2
Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) – Part 3
Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) – Part 4

⎆ BloodBorne Pathogen Training ⚐

This training covers CDC standards for bloodborne pathogen protective and environmental cleaning measures.
Instructor: Jayme Vecchione, RN

Bloodborne Pathogen Training – Part 1: Introduction
Bloodborne Pathogen Training – Part 2: Transmission and Universal Precautions
Bloodborne Pathogen Training – Part 3: Hand Washing
Bloodborne Pathogen Training – Part 4: Personal Protective Equipment

⎆ Childhood Mental Health ⚐

This training provides a very thorough review of the most common mental health issues among school age students and young adults. It includes common warning signs and symptoms and environmental triggers.
Instructor: Ashley Cali­Morolla, LPC

Childhood Mental Health Part 1: Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
Childhood Mental Health Part 2: Statistics
Childhood Mental Health Part 3: Mood Disorders
Childhood Mental Health Part 4: Behavioral Disorders
Childhood Mental Health Part 5: Eating Disorders
Childhood Mental Health Part 6: Substance Abuse Disorders
Childhood Mental Health Part 7: Bipolar Disorder
Childhood Mental Health Part 8: PTSD

⎆ Communicable Diseases ⚐

This training covers CDC standards for communicable disease identification and prevention in schools.
Instructor: Jayme Vecchione, RN

Communicable Diseases – Introduction
Communicable Diseases – Part 1: Understanding ommunicable Diseases
Communicable Diseases – Part 2: Stopping the Spread of Communicable Diseases

⎆ Functional Behavioral Assessments ⚐

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) are comprehensive behavioral evaluations that provide valuable information pertaining to a child’s behavior and it’s affect on their ability to learn and function in school, home and community settings. This workshop will present a user­friendly template of an FBA, including all key components (observation, data collection, parent/staff interviews, review of key documents, summary, and recommendations). Discussion on the use of FBA’s to guide behavioral and academic programming will be incorporated.
Instructor: Scott Rossig, M.Ed, BCBA

Functional Behavioral Assessments: Part 1
Functional Behavioral Assessments: Part 2
Functional Behavioral Assessments: Part 3
Functional Behavioral Assessments: Part 4
Functional Behavioral Assessments: Review

⎆ Mandatory Gang Awareness Training for School Administrators ⚐⚐

This training will satisfy the annual requirements as set forth by the Office of the Attorney General on the topic of gangs and gang activity.
Instructor: Melissa Straub, MA

Gang Awareness: Part 1
Gang Awareness: Part 2

⎆ Law Enforcement Operations ⚐

This training will review the policies and procedures established in the subchapter on law enforcement operations for substances, weapons and safety and the exchange of information regarding the practices of the education and law enforcement.
Instructor: Melissa Straub, MA

Law Enforcement Operations and Schools – Part 1
Law Enforcement Operations and Schools – Part 2

⎆ Potentially Missing, Abused or Neglected Children ⚐

Training on procedures for the early detection of missing, abused, or neglected children through notification of, reporting to, and cooperation with the appropriate law enforcement and child welfare authorities.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Legal Obligations & Definitions
Part 3: Warning Signs from Child
Part 4: Warning Signs from Parent
Part 5: Parent & Child Interaction

⎆ School Safety & Security ⚐⚐

This training will enable employees to recognize and appropriately respond to safety and security concerns, including emergencies and crises, consistent with the district board of education’s plans procedures and mechanisms for school safety and security. School Crisis Management planning and preparation training and consultation is also available.This course covers general School Safety & Security guidelines and recommendations from U.S. and State Departments of Education and U.S. Secret Service.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

School Safety & Security – Introduction
School Safety & Security – Lockdown/Active Shooter
School Safety & Security – Evacuation
School Safety & Security – Threat Assessment in Schools
School Safety & Security – Threat Assessment Inquiry
School Safety & Security – Threat Assessment Analysis

⎆ Student Code of Conduct ⚐⚐

This training provides a thorough review for lawful compliance with the management of student code of conduct violations and code of conduct punitive measures.
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

Student Code of Conduct – Introduction
Student Code of Conduct – Short Term Suspensions
Student Code of Conduct – Long Term Suspensions
Student Code of Conduct – Expulsion

⎆ Dating Violence & Healthy Relationships ⚐

One out of four adolescents report physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can cause both short­term and long­term effects, including poor school performance, substance abuse, depression and anxiety and suicide attempts. During this presentation, staff will learn: the legal definition and components of dating violence; what is dating violence, i.e. physical, sexual and emotional abuse; what is considered a “dating partner”; recognizing the trouble signs; common excuses and misunderstandings; how technology plays a role in the progression of dating violence; self­respect and what constitutes a healthy relationship; forming healthy relationships; impact on healthy relationships into adulthood.
Instructor: Melissa Straub, MA

Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships – Introduction
Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships – Part 1: Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships
Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships – Part 2: Emotional Abuse
Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships – Part 3: Reactions
Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships – Part 4: Unhealthy Relationships

④ SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AND PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING MODULE

This training provides a comprehensive review of training topics that best serve substitute school staff and paraprofessionals including: P­7 Method for Success as a Substitute Teacher or Paraprofessional ⚐⚐; Effective Classroom Management ⚐⚐; AntiBullying Bill of Rights Act ⚐; Equity and Affirmative Action ⚐; Potentially Missing, Abused or Neglected Children ⚐; School Safety & Security ⚐; and Student Code of Conduct ⚐⚐
Instructor: Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA

P7 Method for Success as a Substitute Teacher or Paraprofessional
Bullying Prevention for Substitute Teachers or Paraprofessionals
Effective Classroom Management for Substitute Teachers or Paraprofessionals
Equity and Affirmative Action for Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Child Abuse & Neglect for Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals
School Safety & Security for Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals

⑤ HIBSTER MASTER EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE MODULE

Minimum score of 90 on HIBster Master Educator Assessment

⑥ PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

This highly informative training meets the Pennsylvania DOE requirement for Suicide Prevention training. It includes role playing scenarios to model appropriate staff responses to at­risk students. It also provides a very thorough review of the most common mental health issues among school age students and young adults. It includes common warning signs and symptoms and environmental triggers that place students at risk of suicidal ideations and attempts.
Instructor: Ashley Cali­Morolla, LPC | 4 hours as required by Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 1
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 2
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 3
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 4
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 5
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 6
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 7
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 8
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 9
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 10
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 11
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 12
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 13
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 14
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 15
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 16
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 17
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 18
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 19
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 20
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 21
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Part 22

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