This training session is a part of our 2023 Community Response to Child Abuse Conference. Purchase of this content opens access to all 9 sessions and corresponding continuing education credits.
Children with disabilities and/or mental health concerns represent several distinct subgroups that require specialized services and care within our communities. This presentation will discuss the increased risk of maltreatment for children with disabilities and/or mental health concerns. Research supports that children with disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing trauma and having higher Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) than typically developing children. This is important to consider in regard to long-term ACE related health conditions and service considerations. Participants will gain understanding of what a disability is, common mental health concerns in children, and approaches to addressing trauma with this population.
Video: Trauma and Adverse Experiences in Children with Disabilities
Presented by Kayla Krogman-Glirbas, Aimee Deliramich, Madysen Pravecek