Part 3: Trauma Responsive Strategies for the Classroom
Ruth Brown, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor, The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University
How can we move beyond just trauma awareness to create a safe and healing environment for youth with disabilities who have experienced trauma? In this final session of a three-part webcast series, we will review some specific strategies that promote resilience and healing, including psychological first aid, trauma-informed behavioral interventions, and Gentle Teaching. We will discuss what these strategies may look like in the classroom and where educators can go for additional training.
Bio: Dr. Ruth Brown, PhD, 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.