June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. Learn more HERE and in the videos below.  

Research indicates that youth living with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience exposure to trauma at a higher rate than their non-disabled peers. Children with IDD appear to be at an increased risk for physical abuse, physical restraint and seclusion, sexual abuse, and emotional neglect. In addition, psychological distress secondary to medical procedures is more common among children living with IDD than their typically developing peers, as they also may have chronic medical problems that necessitate surgeries and other invasive procedures. When trauma occurs with children and families with IDD, it is challenging to effectively address the psychological impact of the event.

PTSD and Developmental Disabilities

By Oregon Behavior Consultation

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is very common in people with developmental disabilities (including FASD). In this video, we talk about what PTSD is, and how we can support someone who also happens to have a developmental disability.


Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals Having Intellectual Disabilities

By UC Davis MIND Institute

This presentation will examine clinical implications of trauma for individuals having intellectual disabilities, including vulnerability, co-morbidity, clinical manifestations, and treatment. Presented by Coni Kalinowski, MD. Part of the 2014 Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Making the Invisible Visible: Mental Health Needs of those with Developmental Disabilities

By Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis

This webinar is part of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence's Spring 2017 Webinar Series, "Minding the Gap: Towards Providing Evidence-Based Mental Health Services and Supports for Everyone" Speaker: Yona Lunsky, Ph.D. CPsych