THE ACADEMY IS EXCITED TO WELCOME BACK DR. PAUL THOMAS CLEMENTS FOR THIS SPECIAL AFN WEBINAR, PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES EXPOSED TO IPV AND CRIME
Persons with developmental disabilities are frequently exposed to interpersonal violence and crimes, directed at themselves and others, and need specific interventions that are tailored to their unique needs. What may be different in comparison to other victims is the way that assessment and therapeutic interventions are targeted and adapted so that fears and traumatic responses can be mitigated.
It has only been until the more recent history of healthcare-at-large that it was understood that persons with developmental disabilities could experience trauma and loss, and therefore experience the aftermath and related sequelae. In light of predictions, based on under-reporting, that persons with developmental disabilities are exposed to more violence and exposed more often than people in the general public, it is important to engage in targeted and sensitive trauma assessment regarding reactions and symptoms with an understanding that the difference is in the interpretation of the experience and expression of the symptoms related to trauma learning.
Don't miss your opportunity to:
- To examine a specific case study of trauma exposure for clients with a developmental disability.
- To identify the related targeted trauma assessment technique.
- To deconstruct the unique facets of trauma learning in a case study for trauma learning for a person with a developmental disability.