Rita Markus Training Institute

The JBFCS Rita Markus Training Institute provides training and support towards professionalization and staff development for workers and supervisors inside JBFCS and in the larger social work/mental health community. The Institute was founded in 1999 and has a strong commitment to those working with children in residential settings. In addition, training is offered for staff working in other milieu settings (schools, adult residences) and for a broad range of community programs and practitioners. The Institute has provided training to over 18,000 people since its inception and has developed certificates in child care professionalization, safety and crisis de-escalation, excellence in supervisory practice, and management practices.

  • ABCs of Childcare
  • Avoiding Power Struggles with Youth
  • Basics of Child Development
  • Confronting Organizational Racism and Building a Positive Foundation for our Youth
  • Cultural Competence and Diversity Training
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
  • Professional Boundaries with Peers, Looking/Feeling/Acting like a Professional
  • Promoting Wellness and Health Understanding
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • Working Together within a Team
  • Working with LGBTQ Youngsters in Residential Care

If you are interested in the courses listed or would like to explore how we can help you fill a need, call: 212.632.4667

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