Plain Language Summary: Considerations for Improving Services for Native American/American Indian Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns Note About Use of Terms: We will use the acronym NA/AI for Native American/American Indian. These terms are used to refer to the Indigenous people (original cultures in North America prior to colonization) of the United States. […]
Considerations to Improve Services for Black/African American Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns
Plain Language Summary: Considerations to Improve Services for Black/African American Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns People with disabilities often have less access to mental health services. Also, consider how Black and African American people receive mental health services at lower rates. The result is that getting mental health services can be especially difficult […]
Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ty Aller
Dr. Ty Aller was a recent guest on the MHDD Crossroads Podcast (listen to the full interview here and find our other episodes). In our conversation, Dr. Aller discussed how he got involved in the mental health field, his experiences with this work, and a current project he has been developing at the MHDD National Training […]
Issues of Disability and Disability-Competent Care Social Work Curriculum Educational Resource Database
This document provides an accessible version of the Issues of Disability and Disability-Competent Care Social Work Curriculum Educational Resource Database available on a google spreadsheet.
Curricular Resource on Issues of Disability and Disability-Competent Care
This guide provides a foundation for integrating disability content into social work education.
Unlocking and Treating Depression in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
A powerpoint presentation of information about adults with depression and disabilities including guiding principles for practitioners.
The Vital Role of Specialized Approaches: Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Mental Health System
Training for professionals providing services to people with co-occurring mental health and disabilities.
Health and Mental Health in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Findings from a large, nationally representative database
Presentation of health and mental health information and implications for future studies.
Crisis Intervention for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This course will guide you in an investigation of the phases of a crisis process. You will explore crisis prevention by identifying situations in the environment that can evolve into a crisis and the strategies which might be employed in these situations to prevent or lessen the impact of a crisis. You will also investigate […]
Understanding Dual Diagnosis: Intellectual Disability and Mental Health
The goal of this course is to raise awareness about the issues surrounding dual diagnosis, to present some typical and atypical signs of mental illnesses that may arise in this population, and to highlight how your interactions with individuals—whatever your role may be—can contribute to better supports for individuals