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Everybody’s Trauma: Supporting adults with intellectual disabilities who have experienced violence

Presented by Vania Sukola

Colleagues from the Violence Against Women and the Developmental Services sectors discuss the impact of violence on adults who are labeled with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Topics such as: The impact of trauma on the community Various safety planning tools to prevent further victimization The uses of different therapeutic tools Other opportunities include: showcasing services, networking, collaborating, exchanging and consulting. This conference was generously funded by the Ministry of Community & Social Services and coordinated by the Violence Against Women team at Family Service Toronto.

These videos were taken at the one day conference held in Toronto on November 30, 2018

From Trauma to Trust: Healing Trauma Through Multi-Modial Therapy

Presented by: Amanda Gee, Jessica Capra, Virginia Jahyu

From trauma to trust is a clinic, which serves people with intellectual disabilities that have experienced trauma. We take a person-centered approach by attuning and adapting therapeutic methodologies. The therapeutic modalities we offer at trauma to trust clinic were specifically curated to make therapy more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis who, for the most part, have never had the opportunity to work towards healing. We will discuss how the clinic runs, the people who come to the clinic, and the trauma they have experienced, explore the individual therapies, the adaptations necessary, and give ideas for how to access services.

Self-Regulation for Practitioner Resilience

Presented by: Jennifer Cordoso

Self-regulation involves taking a pause between a feeling and an action – taking the time to think things through, make a plan, wait patiently. Children often struggle with these behaviours, and most adults do as well. Add in additional toxic stress and trauma and one’s ability to regulate themselves becomes limited. The goal of this workshop is to teach you to draw on your own ability to regulate and to help your clients and patients to do the same.

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