Training and Technical Assistance at State Supported Living Centers

Program Summary

Trauma-informed care is a form of mental health intervention that specifically addresses the consequences of trauma for an individual and facilitates healing. The grant project is part of a partnership with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) aimed at reducing the use of restraints on patients by implementing trauma-informed practices. The project will be coordinated by Project Janus, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that supports preventative care, treatment and crisis intervention services for individuals with a dual diagnosis.

Background

The mental health needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities are at best undertreated and often are simply ignored. Training the staff of state-supported living centers and community service providers to implement trauma-informed care is an important step in improving safety and treatment for individuals with a dual diagnosis.

Since 2004, the Hogg Foundation has worked to reduce seclusion and restraint practices in Texas through conferences, seminars, trainings, teleconferences and a leadership group.

For more information, read this news release.

Hogg Program Officer

Colleen Horton, Program Officer

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