This clinical evening will explore the impact of complex trauma on the area of developmental delay and intellectual disability. Children who have a history of adverse life experiences can develop intellectual disability affecting not only individuals but their families and caregivers, which often requires multilevel interventions. On the other hand, what are the impacts of refugee trauma on people with pre-existing intellectual disability and how this individual is seen and supported in a traumatised family? How do we work clinically with this client group? In this clinical evening Lesley Whatson and Katrina Halpin will share their expertise with us on the impact of torture and trauma on the Neuro-development and attachment of people from refugee backgrounds with an intellectual disability. This will be followed by a case presentation by a STARTTS counsellor who will demonstrate how to work with traumatised clients with from refugee backgrounds with an intellectual disability. The evening will focus on assessment, intervention and therapy to individuals. There will also be a focus on working with organisations on consulting around case-specific issues, and working with families, carers and support staff. This will also include providing lifestyle and behaviour support plans, and coaching and mentoring to families.
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LIVE WEBINAR presented by Lesley Whatson
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