UPDATE! This workshop is CANCELLED due to illness. You will be notified about a possible re-schedule.
Creating a Prevention Oriented Environment to Promote Positive Behaviors
Dr. Sharon Lohrmann will provide participants with practical tools and strategies for addressing common behaviors and conduct issues. Dr. Lohrmann will describe the use of core school-wide prevention practices and class-based ‘Try First’ strategies that can greatly reduce the likely of problem behaviors and unnecessary referrals to the office. Dr. Lohrmann will also address planning considerations for students who do not respond to prevention practices including establishing screening criteria, tools to help with planning and promoting staff buy-in.
Where: Rutgers Extension 2 Academy Dr. Westampton, NJ 08060 Directions
Who: All school professionals (LDT/C, social workers, counselors, teachers, reading specialists, administrators) are encouraged to attend. Please feel free to share this registration information a friend or co-worker. We only ask that you register, so we can plan accordingly.
When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Price: NJASP members may attend free of charge. Non-members will be charged a minimal fee of $5.00 per person, which will be collected at the door.
Space is limited, so registration for this workshop will occur on a first come, first served basis. In the event of a cancellation due to severe weather, an email will be sent by 9:00 am on the date of the workshop to those who have registered prior to the deadline.
Sharon Lohrmann, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Boggs Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Since 2004, she has directed the New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools initiative (NJ PBSIS), a partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The mission of the NJ PBSIS initiative is to build capacity among New Jersey school personnel to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, a tiered system of behavior intervention to create school environments conducive to social and academic development. Through the NJ PBSIS website www.njpbs.org, the NJ PBSIS resources and products are available to for public use.
Dr. Lohrmann is actively engaged in research on the application of positive behavior support in schools and has authored a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is the past Editor of Connections and serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. Dr. Lohrmann is the recipient of the Dr. Irwin A. Hyman Service to Children Award, she is a two time elected Board of Director for TASH www.tash.org, and member of the Northeast PBIS Regional Network Advisory group.