The NPJS E-Learning Academy is expanding and will soon be a significant resource to the field.  As with any online training platform, the primary advantage is that the user can receive the training within their facility at a time that is convenient for facility operations.  Multiple staff can be trained at different times, but with the benefit of knowing that each participant received or heard the exact same information.  Furthermore, training is received at pennies on the dollar in comparison to either bringing in trainers and spending travel funds to send staff away for training and then having to pay another staff person to cover shifts.

The E-Learning Academy provides the technology and platform to deliver the e-learning modules, track who has participated within an agency, maintain a log of each individual’s completed training hours, and generate a certificate of completion for that individual when the training post-test is successfully passed.

 NPJS E-Learning Modules

Ethics and Professionalism
When a participant completes this program and uses the Ethics & Professionalism eLearning Course Participant Workbook, they will be able to:

  • Explain the general characteristics of a “professional” juvenile care worker
  • Learn your own organization’s values and standards for professional behavior
  • Recognize how to interact in a professional manner with clients, other staff, supervisors and the public
  • Given a scenario requiring judgment, choose a professional and ethical decision
  • Enhance your ability to make principled decisions

This course is the equivalent of 3 hours of classroom training.

Adolescent Development
When a participant completes this program and uses the Adolescent Development eLearning Course Participant Workbook, they will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of developmental theory and stages of human development
  • Explain the stage of adolescent development with its critical tasks
  • Explain the significance of adolescent brain development
  • List sexual behaviors typically seen in juvenile justice facilities
  • Clarify the impact of attitudes about sexuality on staff behavior
  • Describe staff roles in dealing with issues of sexuality
  • Identify helpful behaviors and responses for the staff working with adolescents in a juvenile justice facility

This course is the equivalent of 6 hours of classroom training.

Behavior Management
When a participant completes this program and uses the Behavior Management eLearning Course Participant Workbook, they will be able to:

  • Assess behavior management systems based on four principles;
  • Identify some physical, human and structural environment influences in understanding youth behaviors;
  • Evaluate a daily schedule of activities for values/behaviors – learned or unlearned;
  • Identify effective rules, based on criteria provided, List strategies for increasing appropriate behaviors and decreasing inappropriate behaviors;
  • Select positive or negative reinforcement and/or discipline to formulate the appropriate behavior management response to the case situations provided;
  • Recognize the signs of potentially explosive behavior and some appropriate responses.

This course is the equivalent of 8 hours of classroom training. 

Health Care Concerns
When a participant completes this program and uses the Health Care Concerns eLearning Course Participant Workbook, they will be able to:

  • Understand the legal basis for your agency’s responsibility to provide health care for youth
  • Become familiar with juvenile-specific health care challenges
  • Identify the health-related responsibilities of staff who work with youth
  • Identify methods of transmission, symptoms and treatment for several specific medical conditions
  • Learn how to protect yourself and others from infectious disease
  • Review your facility’s policies and procedures on response to medical emergencies in the facility setting
  • Practice the skills involved for the supervision of self-administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medications
  • Review standard procedures for reporting and recording special cases (i.e., medication errors, missed doses, refusals, contaminations, etc.)

This course is the equivalent of 4 hours of classroom training.

Juvenile Rights
When a participant completes this program and uses the Juvenile Rights eLearning Course Participant Workbook, they will be able to:

  • Review the laws and policies that affect a juvenile’s rights.
  • Apply the Balancing Test from Turner v. Safely to a scenario.
  • Identify the key elements of a grievance procedure.
  • Analyze the different ways juveniles can access the community.

This course is the equivalent of 3 hours of classroom training.

NPJS can also:

  • Tailor our courses for your site such as adding your policies and/or procedures
  • Create E-learning courses from your classroom training materials
  • Develop a course from scratch on a topic of your choice

Pricing

  • $29 per person for a one course subscription
  • $140 per person for one year subscription to all available courses (currently 5)
  • Group Rates:
    • 1-50 licenses @ $140/license
    • 51-150 licenses @ $130/license
    • 151-500 licenses @ $120/license
    • 501+ licenses@$110/license
    • 1,000+ licenses – $100/license or by negotiation

For additional information, contact Michael Jones at npjs@me.com or 859.333.4209.

One comment

  1. Kristen Dahl says:

    I love these courses!!! Not only do they save money on the budget, but they are interactive which means staff will retain more information. This alone makes it a program worth buying. I would recommend each course to anybody that is looking to better themselves, company, or organization. The knowledge that one gets out of each course is easily understood and can be utilized immediately.

    Sean Brown
    Training Coordinator
    SW Idaho Juvenile Detention Center
    Caldwell, Idaho

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