January 19th: Sexuality Among People with Developmental Disabilities
January 29th: Labeling
February 12th: Personality Disorders
February 17th: Psychotropic Medications
March 24th: Balancing Individual Rights with NYS Regulations
March 31st: Anxiety Disorders
April 2nd: What is “Cloak of Competency” and What does is Mean for You
April 20th: Mood Disorders
May 12th: Learning not to Personalize Individual Actions
May 28th: Schizophrenia
June 16th: Helping DSPs work with Challenging Family Members
June 25th: Avoiding Power Struggles
July 1st: Health and Medical-based Power Struggles
July 20th: How Being Professional can Help the Guys
August 17th: Stress Management
August 28th: Managing a Crisis
September 9th: Building a Forensic Program
September 22nd: Writing BERs
October 23rd: Helping Individuals with Challenging Behaviors become more Independent
October 27th: Keeping Calm during the Unknown
November 5th: Dementia
November 18th: Death and Dying
December 3rd: Dual Diagnosis
December 8th: Autism Spectrum Disorder and the new Guidelines
Every year New Hope Community takes the time to both honor and recognize staff members who have been with the agency for three, five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty years and more! Our family is growing and with that, additional accolades are presented to staff members for the dedication and committment with presentations to a Deirdre McCoy Award Recipient and a Direct Support Professional with the Maxine Belson Humanitarian Award. Employee and Program of the Year is also unveiled at this affair.
The Berkowitz Cup: great golf and great company for a fantastic cause! Proceeds for the Wallace Berkowitz Cup go directly to the NHC Foundation which enhances the lives of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Initiated in the name of Wallace Berkowitz, former friend and board chair of the agency, the event brings together business partners and friends who are committed to both having fun and making a difference! Join us! Stayed tuned for event highlights and sponsorhip opportunities. For further information regarding the event or to register a team contact Laura Morace, Program Services Coordinator at 845.434.8300, x318.
June 15th, 12noon to 4pm: Staff and their family members are invited to celebrate the start of summer. Fun and fesitivities are ensured for the little ones and fantastic dishes prepared by co-workers is an annual treat along with the the catered creations of Mr. Willy's. Dancing, softball and volleyball are also on the roster of the event in addition to a host of carnival fun for the whole family.
Join fellow Siblings of New Hope Community for a barbecue, summer fun and networking. A good time is assured for all. This year's event takes place at Morningside Park in Hurleyville, NY. For further information, please contact Sherry Eidel at 845-434-8300845-434-8300, x280.
A long standing New Hope holiday tradition is the Staff Holiday Party. This year's theme Brazilian Carnival Celebration is sure to heat up the night!
****Due to the forecast of inclement weather predicted for Saturday the 14th 2013, the Holiday Party has been moved to Saturday the 21st. All else remains the same. Thank you****