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DDLS Fall 2019

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with IDD and Their Families:
The START Crisis Prevention and Intervention Program


September 27, 2019 - Duration 2.75 hrs

 

Joan B. Beasley, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Director, Center for START Services
Institute on Disability

University of New Hampshire
Concord, NH


Improving the lives of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs in the community requires a comprehensive and collaborative systems approach. This session will present an overview of START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment), a tertiary care research-based model of services and supports to address the needs of individuals with IDD and mental needs and their families. Methods include capacity building through linkages, training and coaching, trauma informed approaches, positive psychology, and cultural and linguistic competency along with rigorous methods of diagnosis and treatment. Specific tools will be discussed. Research methods and results from programs implemented across the US to promote best practice will be described.


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