Part 2: Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses
Ruth Brown, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor, The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University
How does trauma affect youth with disabilities? Trauma can impact youth with and without disabilities in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. For youth with disabilities, the challenges can be magnified. In this second session of a three-part webcast series, we will discuss some of the ways that trauma impacts development, learning, mental health, and behavior in youth with disabilities. We will use case vignettes to practice identifying potential trauma-related factors affecting students with disabilities and encourage you to consider how trauma may be impacting students in your school or classroom.
Bio: Dr. Ruth Brown, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work focuses on the use of evidence-based assessment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression.