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This presentation is designed to introduce care providers for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to trauma informed care. Research indicates that individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are at heightened risk for traumatic histories. Additionally, there are factors specific to intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that make identification and treatment of such issues difficult. With national attention and accolades for trauma informed approaches for the general population, it is important to begin to understand and apply this framework to services for this population.
Andrea Winkler, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has emerged in the last seven years as an engaging and informative practice-based trainer. She maintains a full-time caseload at the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic where she provides mental health assessment and brief psychotherapy. Her passion for trauma and gender related issues began early in her academic experience at James Madison University, and continued throughout her MSW program at UNC Chapel Hill. Completion of UNC’s Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies provided additional specialization in a population for whom trauma is a primary co-occurring feature. Andrea has developed and led trainings that support the practical application of trauma informed care into the medical, educational, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use treatment fields.

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Andrea Winkler, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has emerged in the last seven years as an engaging and informative practice-based trainer. She maintains a full-time caseload at the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic where she provides mental health assessment and brief psychotherapy. Her passion for trauma and gender related issues began early in her academic experience at James Madison University, and continued throughout her MSW program at UNC Chapel Hill. Completion of UNC’s Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies provided additional specialization in a population for whom trauma is a primary co-occurring feature. Andrea has developed and led trainings that support the practical application of trauma informed care into the medical, educational, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use treatment fields.

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Handout

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series

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