Trauma & Grief
Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at increased risk of experiencing bereavement, layered loss, and traumatic events. However, they are less likely to access mental health intervention than their typically-developing peers. These projects offer IDD-specific recommendations for implementing trauma-informed practices, adapting grief interventions, and conceptualizing mental health needs related to adverse events.
- Snider, L. A., Talapatra, D., & Parris, L. (2021, February). Conceptualizing and supporting grieving students with intellectual disability [Practitioner conversation]. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Virtual.
- Talapatra, D., Parris, L., & Snider, L. A. (2020). Considerations for implementing school-based trauma-informed care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice in the Schools, 7(1). https://www.txasp.org/assets/docs/tasp-journal/Volume%207%20Issue%201_Complete%20Issue.pdf
- Parris, L., Talapatra, D., & Snider, L.A. (2020, February). Hidden wounds: Trauma-informed care for students with intellectual disabilities [Practitioner conversation]. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Baltimore, MA.