Understanding Behavior Through the Lens of Trauma Informed Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Understanding Behavior Through the Lens of Trauma Informed Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

May102019
30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924

With Robin VanEerden, MS, LPC, NCC, NADD-CC

From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

At Orange County Department of Mental Health

30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924

$50 for those requesting continuing education hours / free to attend with promo code ocrsspromo510

Trauma Institute of Orange County / octraumainstitute@orangecountygov.com

Trauma changes the brain chemistry. Participants will learn vital information that should be incorporated into screening and intake practices, planning and daily interaction. While there has been a wealth of information about the impact of traumatic life events and trauma-informed care in the field of mental health, comparatively little has been written about these topics relating to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (DD). Not surprisingly, research has found that people with developmental disabilities have alarmingly high rates of trauma and are more vulnerable at every point in the “lifecycle of a traumatic event.” Still, it is often overlooked in this population--not identified, assessed or considered as a potential contributing factor regarding challenging behavior. The goal is to improve outcomes for the people supported through trauma informed screening, intake and person centered planning across all OPWDD settings in Orange County.

The training is from 9-4 at the Orange County Department of Mental Health 30 Harriman Drive. Goshen, NY 10924 (lunch on your own).

The cost is Free for those not needing Continuing Education contact hours (use promocode ocrsspromo510. Social workers, mental health counselors, psychoanalysts, creative arts therapist, and marriage & family therapists can get 6 Continuing Education hours for a cost of $50.  Full attendance is required to receive credit; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on State Board guidelines. Either way please register on  www.bookeo.com/octraumainstitute.