Explore the history of the disability justice movement as a context to understanding historical trauma faced by this population. We will dig deeper into understanding trauma in the disability population through identifying risk factors and health/mental health implications. A high-level overview of Positive Behavior Supports and Person Centered Practices will be shared as strategies for supporting individuals with disabilities to live their best lives.
- Understand disability movements and how the history impacts people with disabilities today
- Gain a basic understanding of the trauma faced by individuals with disabilities, risk factors, and health implications
- Learn two strategies to improve quality of life and decrease challenging behaviors
Counts as Historical Trauma course for Trauma Certificate Program
*Each class this year will be held via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped to ensure a personalized learning experience and there will be numerous opportunities for engagement (e.g. small group discussions, role plays, case studies). As such, learners should prepare for active participation. We ask that students keep their cameras on as much as they are able, while understanding that it may not be possible to keep cameras on throughout the entire class. Rest assured that we will take many breaks throughout each class to help assuage Zoom fatigue.