Over four sessions, you will learn about trauma from the perspective of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) and how to help them heal and thrive. This free online training is designed for all Alaskans providing direct support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It will show a view of trauma from the perspective of the lives of people with IDD. We will begin by exploring the sources of trauma and then the effects of that trauma on both a biological and psychological level. Finally, we will focus on the key ingredients to help individuals heal and build a positive sense of self. Throughout, case studies will be examined to show how this knowledge can help support people in real-life scenarios.
This training is offered by The University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development. Dr. Karyn Harvey will present.
Second Saturday of the month, 11am – 1pm PST (10am – 12pm AKST) through June 2023.
Session Schedule and Agenda
03-11-23 – Sources of trauma for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD)
04-08-23 – Biological and psychological effects of trauma for people with IDD
05-13-23 – Supporting individuals with IDD to heal from the effects of trauma
06-10-23 – Supporting individuals with IDD to build a positive sense of self
Attend all four sessions and take an online open book quiz to receive your training certificate in Trauma Informed Care of Individuals with IDD.