Mental Health Toolkit
The contents of this tool kit is designed as a resource to assist programs and professionals working directly with parents with IDD who have mental health challenges. In over 50 pages of original content, including learning and activities, it provides a roadmap for the providers/therapists to make reasonable accommodations in the services they provide, assuring that parents with IDD will receive the same benefit from the service as “non disabled” parents would receive (Americans with Disability Act, 1990).
The aim of this tool kit is to support the provider/therapist in his/her work with parents with IDD. The content is informative and encourages creative application of generally accepted approaches to mental health treatment. Additional accommodations and nuances of application of the content of this tool kit may need to be made with diverse groups of parents with IDD. We encourage providers/therapist to approach such diverse groups with cultural humility and curiosity.
This toolkit is intended to support the work of new staff and seasoned professionals. With the low cost, we hope providers who find the information helpful will purchase the tool kit. If you are using this for a class or a group, we ask that students or professionals purchase this individually, rather than copying it.
Table of Contents:
- Learning Objectives of the Toolkit Contents
- Parent-Professional Partnerships
- Strength-Based Perspectives – Overview
- Strength-based Perspectives – Identifying Strengths
- Strength-Based Perspectives – Team Activity, Maria
- Using Active Listening Techniques with PIDD
- Motivational Interviewing with PIDD
- Cognitive Behavior Approaches with PIDD
- Trauma, PTSD and PIDD
- EMDR and PIDD
- Developing and Coordinating Supports for Parents with IDD
- Helping Parents with IDD Prepare for Contact with Mental Health
- Lindsay: Interview with a parent with IDD
- Team Activity: Putting the Pieces Together