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Posted on: November 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series

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Trauma Informed Care: Overview and Practical Applications

When: December 3, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

What is the Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series?

The Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) are pleased to announce the Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series, which offers presentations focused on supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism (IDA)  and mental health needs. The selected presenters share their expertise on best and promising practices as well as provide general knowledge. Session topics, which focus on increasing capacity to serve individuals with dual diagnosis in the community, are chosen based on identified needs and with input from the field of professional stakeholders.

  • Invited audience of all professional stakeholders, including direct and clinical supporters for individuals with IDA are encouraged to attend.
  • Registration is required and is without charge to attendees. [A Demographics Form will need to be completed before the registration link will become available.]
  • Three (3) hours of training credit and a certificate of achievement is provided.

For questions on registration, email: [email protected].

Session Description:

An expert panel of presenters will discuss approaches to recognizing the effects of trauma and supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Starting with a review of stress disorders, epidemiology, and risk factors, this session will include discussion of:

  • applied trauma theory
  • common physical and psychological symptoms from traumatic stress exposure
  • general treatment approaches
  • trauma‐informed symptoms
  • clinical vignettes


  • Tiberiu Bodea Crisan, MD, Senior Medical Director, Community Care Behavioral Health
  • Lyndra Bills, MD, Senior Medical Director, Community Care Behavioral Health
  • Teri Stanley, Director, Autism Disabilities and Developmental Disability Services, Community Care Behavioral Health

The Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series is funded through Money Follows the Person.

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