Resources Specific to People with Disabilities
What do we mean by trauma informed services and why is such an approach important?
- The Arc, an advocacy group for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, developed an issue brief entitled How Trauma Affects People with Intellectual Disabilities.
My agency has decided it wants to become more trauma informed. Where do I start?
- A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations was developed through the Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project of Wisconsin. It is designed to highlight and explore effective trauma-informed conditions or core values that victims, survivors and people with disabilities are finding essential for safety and healing.
- Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources was developed by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and includes issue briefs, video interviews, and resource lists to tell a story of implementation of trauma informed services.
Where can I learn more about evidence-based and promising interventions to address the effects of trauma?
- John M. Keesler’s 2015 journal article Trauma-informed Day Services for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: Exploring Staff Understanding and Perception within an Innovative Programme uses staff interviews to explore an innovative trauma-informed day program for individuals with Intellectual/developmental disabilities