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Ruth Brown

Part 3: Trauma Responsive Strategies for the Classroom
Ruth Brown

Date:  4/11/2023, 3:30pm Eastern

How can we move beyond just trauma awareness to create a safe and healing environment for youth with disabilities who have experienced trauma? In this final session of a three-part webcast series, we will review some specific strategies that promote resilience and healing, including psychological first aid, trauma-informed behavioral interventions, and Gentle Teaching. We will discuss what these strategies may look like in the classroom and where educators can go for additional training.

Bio: Dr. Ruth Brown, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work focuses on the use of evidence-based assessment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression.