2 hours recommended
Cost = $20 per person
Research and studies indicate abuse among people with disabilities is more widely prevalent than amongst the general population. Some studies conclude that at least 85% of people with disabilities are subjected to some form of trauma or abuse in their lifetime. However, resources and treatment to support a person to navigate their thoughts and feelings can prove limited, and is sometimes difficult to obtain. Nevertheless we are forced to look at ways to understand a person’s experience and to help them feel safe and secure, so their thoughts and feelings are not manifested through challenging behaviors. This training will help caregivers and professionals to understand what trauma is, how it manifests for a person with disabilities, and how we can support a person to feel safe and secure in order to manage symptoms associated with trauma-based responses.
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