Time: 3:00pm Eastern
Date:August 15, 2012
My Book About Recovery
This webinar will explore the sources of trauma for people with intellectual disabilities and the effects of that trauma. Those effects are emotional, behavioral and, in certain cases psychiatric. In addition, the new face of disabilities, those children once born addicted to crack cocaine who are now reaching adulthood will also be discussed in the context of the traumas they have faced and the nature and needs of their disabilities. Finally, the best treatment approaches to address behavioral difficulties associated with the trauma will be discussed. Much of this content is presented in Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions written by Karyn Harvey and available now in AAIDD's bookstore.
Karyn Harvey has worked in the field of intellectual disabilities for 25 years. She has a master’s degree in Clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology. She has published articles about therapeutic interventions with individuals with ID and a book, Positive Identity Development. She has another book, Trauma –Informed Behavioral Interventions, coming out in June. She is currently the Assistant Executive Director of Quality Supports for the Arc of Baltimore. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore, graduate psychology program where she teaches a graduate class in the psychology of trauma.