RFSPC Statewide Meeting Resources

Pathway to Resilience: A Community Conversation with individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events in childhood that can cause life-long negative impacts on the developing brain. Children with I/DD are more likely to experience traumatic events than those without disabilities.
New Jersey Family Support Planning Council hosted a community conversation session with state and national leaders. View Meeting Agenda Here

Keynote speaker:
Dave Ellis, Executive Director, Office of Resilience, New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Panelists:
Dave Ellis, Executive Director, Office of Resilience, New Jersey Department of Children and Families. View Presentation Here
Jill Hinton, Ph.D., Clinical Director, The Center for START Services, The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. View Presentation Here
Paul Aronsohn, Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, State of New Jersey

StatewideFamilySupportMeeting-presentatio

How to build an integrated care network to increase your loved one’s health and wellness

On Saturday, March 13, 2021 parent advocates joined our meeting to learn how to build an integrated care network to keep our loved ones healthy and well. Our own Regional Family Support Planning Council members, who also have medical, nursing, or social work education, shared with you their expertise and tips.

The topics and speakers included as follows.

  • Overview of integrated care by Andie Iannuzzelli, DO, FACOI, CMD, Council #7 member (Camden, Burlington)
  • Importance of health and wellness (nutrition, exercise, emotional wellness) by Melanie Ayers, MSN, RN, NCSN, Council #8 member (Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland), Margaret Hefferle, BSN RN, Council #1 Chairperson (Sussex, Warren, Morris)
  • How to build an integrated care network by Jennifer Arey, LSW, Council #7 member (Camden Burlington)
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