Trauma-Informed Care: a cultural shift in focus to promote resiliency and healing in people with developmental disabilities  

Wednesday June 15 2016, 09:40 - 12:30
Wednesday June 15 2016
Cathy Kuehni
Trauma-informed care begins with an appreciation for the high rates of trauma experienced by adults with developmental disabilities. Moreover, how we interpret and respond to the struggles and needs of people who have experienced traumatic events has an impact on the healing and quality of service we provide.In this 2-hr interactive session, panelists will outline the key principles of the Trauma-informed approach to service. Case examples will be presented to initiate discussion and flesh out key themes. Tools and resources will be shared.LEARNING OUTCOMESParticipants will be able to:1. Define trauma and describe types/ causes of trauma2. Identify signs, symptoms and impact of trauma on people with developmental disabilities3. Appreciate the importance of one's own self-care when supporting people who have experienced profound trauma4. Describe key strategies caregivers can use to avoid re-traumatization and to facilitate healing
To participate in this event by videoconference, contact the local OTN Telemedicine Coordinator to help reserve a room and system at your site that is videoconference enabled. If you do not know who your local Telemedicine Coordinator is, contact OTN Scheduling Services at 1 (866) 454 6861.
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Mr. Anthony (Tony) Gougeon
Trauma - Session FLYER (ENG Flyer - Jun 15 2016 - Trauma Informed Care.pdf)