Clinical Learning Pathway for Trauma Informed Strategies for Working With Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This learning pathway is designed for mental health clinicians who provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), developmental disabilities (DD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as well as their families. Participants will review the foundations and differential diagnoses for ID, DD, and ASD and practice using trauma and resilience informed strategies for youth, adults, and their families. Additionally, participants will learn how to help individuals minimize the potential impacts of trauma and distress. Lastly, participants will be introduced to important strategies to care for themselves while doing this work.
This pathway includes three parts: Verifying that you are a licensed, registered, or waivered mental health clinician, viewing the recorded virtual training "Trauma Informed Strategies for Working With Individuals With ID/DD/ASD for Clinical Staff," and completing the "Enhancing Professional Wellbeing" course.
Milestone #1: Confirm Clinical Eligibility
This Learning Pathway is intended for licensed, registered, or waivered mental health clinicians. Certificate of completion will be awarded after all requirements are met.
Milestone #2: View Recorded Virtual Training
Learn trauma and resilience informed strategies for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), developmental disabilities (DD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). After a review of the foundations and differential diagnoses for ID, DD, and ASD, participants will learn and practice core strategies for working with children, youth, and their families.
Milestone #3: Complete the "Enhancing Professional Wellbeing" Course
Learn about wellbeing from fellow LA County employees and explore fictional situations to gain strategies for supporting professional wellbeing. The “Enhancing Professional Wellbeing” course is designed to explore ways in which learners can maintain their personal sense of wellbeing, support a positive working environment, and reduce feelings of burnout.