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2016 PAR Regional Trainings

Published Monday, December 7, 2015

Understanding Human Trafficking when Working with People with DD

Presenters: Pat Stephens and Steve Mentrek, Human Trafficking Coalition

This training will educate people on current legislation, The Safe Harbor Act and the In Demand Act. The speakers will share powerful stories of people who have experienced human trafficking, how we can recognize the signs that this is occurring and how to support someone if they are experiencing human trafficking. Attendees will take away a better understanding of what human trafficking is and the prevalence that is occurring in the developmental disabilities population, as well as the general population. A new fact sheet has been developed by the coalition in conjunction with DODD, which will be shared. A palm card with facts can be shared with Service and Support Administrators, other DD professionals, and law enforcement in your area. 




Healing Broken Hearts: Grief and Loss in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Presenter: Lara Palay, Consultant, Aldridge*Palay

This training will review grief and loss in individuals with IDD, and discuss the consequences of unacknowledged grief. We will review the tasks of grieving and how they are present in individuals with IDD. Practical techniques and clinical practices for effectively recognizing and supporting grieving, including simple rituals and celebrations for agency settings or at home, will be presented. Also to be discussed are indicators and risk factors for complicated bereavement, including trauma.

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Published Thursday, March 19, 2015
PAR Office One Marion Ave., Suite 306 Mansfield, OH 44903 419-522-6207



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