Using a Trauma Lens to Support Vulnerable People to Live Beyond the Trauma
Speaker: Gail Clarke, RP
This session offers relevant and practice information and strategies for professionals that are supporting people with an intellectual disability (ID) or mental health unwellness to deal with an unacknowledged trauma that is continuing to impact their life negatively.
The session will examine trauma signs and symptoms that can look very different in people with an ID. Practical ways to teach people how to cope and change the trajectory of the past will be highlighted. In addition, the session will detail a success story of one woman that was heard in her struggle to become more than a statistic of an abusive past that was leading to a meaningless life.
This session will emphasize the importance of working with the most vulnerable populations in order to impact all of society.
All Mental Health Professionals