2020-2021 National Online Training Series: (Re) Engaging with Families in the Context of Trauma

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Presentation: Aligning our Practices with our Beliefs: (Re) Engaging with Families in the Context of Trauma.

Presenter: Kelly Smith, LCSW


This presentation provides a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach that should be used when (re) engaging with families where trauma has occurred.  A START individual (case example) is used to demonstrate a helpful framework and therapeutic interventions aimed at improving quality of life and promoting meaningful engagement with family matters.


Participants will….

  • Increase their knowledge of trauma work with individuals with IDD
  • Increase their awareness of the value of engaging birth parents (even when there has been historical abuse).
  • Increase their skill in shifting negative cognitions to positive cognitions