Trauma & Distress Advocacy Training for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

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The Trauma & Distress Advocacy Training Program for Autism & Developmental Disabilities is an 8-hour, culturally competent mental health basic education and awareness training program. Faculty, staff and parents who complete Trauma & Distress Advocacy training will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY signs and symptoms of mental distress in children with autism;
  • ASSESS children using a ‘spectrum-sensitive’ biopsychosocial model and employ ‘spectrum-sensitive’ crisis de-escalation techniques and services;
  • TRIAGE and refer children with mental distress to appropriate services, particularly those in danger of hurting themselves or others.
  • SUPPORT children with mental distress using ongoing basic mental health support skills and other short and/or long-term intervention and prevention techniques to promote mental health;

Pricing for 8-hour training is $1200. Training groups limited to 25. Accompanying manual is sold separately. For more information, email: [email protected]


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Faith Solutions University
Faith Solutions University
Faith Solutions to Mental Health is a community mental health ministry organization whose mission is to spread healing and hope throughout the communities served. Faith Solutions to Mental Health enables transformation of communities in need through our ability to develop and implement sustainable mental health solutions. Through various training modalities, Faith Solutions to Mental Health is able to train, coach and develop organizations to better serve people experiencing trauma, mental illness, and other forms of distress.

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