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Trauma Responsive Care: More than informed

TRC: The CALMER Skills and the CALMER Course.

Trauma informed care training is an important first step and its becoming standard in the field of I/DD. The next step is learning how to respond to trauma and making sustainable changes that actually work. Trauma Responsive Care prepares agencies to improve quality, reduce liability and contain costs.

Click here to get more information.

Click here to view agency outcomes using TRC.

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Lara Palay contributed The Brain, the Body and the Mind,

a chapter on brain-body connection, to online material for the second edition of Integrative Body, Mind, Spirit Social Work: An Empirically Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment, now available online. The chapter outlines how the brain and the mind interact and create each other.

The book is the text for “Integrated Body Mind Spirit Social Work,” a Master’s-level course combining Eastern and Western treatment perspectives at Ohio State University. Ms. Palay, a lecturer for the university, has taught sections of this course regularly since its debut in 2010.

Integrative Body, Mind, Spirit Social Work: An Empirically Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment, 2nd Ed. by Mo Yee Lee, Siu-Man Ng, Pamela Pui Yu Leung, Cecilia Lai Wan Chan, and Pamela Leung, Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.

Click here to Lara's article.

Click here to the book.


Aldridge Palay presented a joint ANCOR/NADD Webinar

“A CEO’s Practical Guide to Trauma”

Aldridge Palay presented a webinar, jointly hosted by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and the National Association of Dual Diagnosis (NADD). The webinar was held on Wednesday, February 14th. To learn how to access the archived presentation, click here.

St. Elizabeth's

Lara Palay to Present Grand Rounds at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C.

"Clinical Implications of Grief and Bereavement in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities"

Continuing her work in grief in people with I/DD, a topic in need of attention, Lara Palay follows her NADD presentation with a visit to Washington, D.C.’s historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for Grand Rounds on February 26, 2018.


Lara Palay Co-Presents on Autism and Grief for AAIDD Webinar

“Grief and Autism: Clinical and Self-Advocate Perspectives”

By Julie Bascom and Lara Palay

View this presentation at AAIDD Webinars.