Recognizing and Supporting Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Amanda Lovelace, Special Education Consultant, Lovelace Educational Resources, LLC
Claire Fultz, DSW, MSW, MSc, LCSW-C, CCM, JCS Director of Mental Health
To effectively meet the comprehensive needs of individuals who have developmental disabilities, human services providers, mental health practitioners, and direct support professionals who work with them must also be prepared to recognize and attend to co-occurring mental health challenges, ensuring individuals receive appropriate supports and services.
Participants in this training will:
- Review appropriate language for describing individuals with developmental disabilities
- Identify personal and societal barriers encountered by individuals with disabilities and the implications those barriers have on mental health
- Explore factors affecting an individual’s adjustment to their disability and mental health challenges
- Gain an understanding of common reasons why individuals with developmental disabilities seek counseling and other emotional support services
- Learn strategies for modifying services to enhance therapeutic effectiveness
- Increase provider comfort and competence in providing appropriate mental health support and services
General Public: $50.00
Jewish Day School Educators/JCS Retirees: $40.00
JCS Staff/JCS Board & Council Members/ Staff of Associated Agencies: Free
Social workers and other clinicians attending this program will receive 2.0 Category I CEUs.
Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors). Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Funding for the series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.