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AUCD - SIG: Mental Health Aspects of I/DD

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room 14

Session Description

The Mental Health Aspects of I/DD Special Interest Group (MH SIG) at AUCD provides information to Network members on critical issues related to mental health for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It is currently co-chaired by Joan Beasley and Diane Jacobstein.

For more information on the MH SIG, including a full archive to our previous trainings and resources, click this link.


Agenda for MH SIG Meeting at 2018 AUCD Conference

  1. Introductions
    1. Please fill out the VIA Institute Survey here and bring your results as a part of your introduction.
  2. Positive Psychology in the Context of Cultural and Linguistic Competence
    1. Download documents for supplemental information
  3. Discussion: Our Draft Policy and Practices Statement
    1. "In an effort to promote inclusion for all people with IDD and mental health needs, the MHIDD SIG of AUCD will survey and incorporate practices to promote cultural and linguistic competency within our SIG and in our trainings to the AUCD community. This requires close attention to policies and practices that acknowledge cultural identity and promote access to education, support, treatment and community life, and address the structural barriers many face in our society. In the coming year, we will explore how inclusion for all can be enhanced through this process."
  4. Proposed Speakers for Upcoming Webinar Series
  5. Next Steps

Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, are made up of individuals in the AUCD network who have a common topical interest. SIGs, which are open to anyone in the network including trainees, serve as a mechanism for sharing information, engaging in dialogue, and generating new ideas. SIGs are led by one or more individuals from the network (with AUCD staff support if needed); they typically meet in-person at the AUCD Conference and may share information via emails, conference calls, or webinars throughout the year. Because SIGs are driven by the interests of the AUCD membership, new SIGs may emerge while ones that have run their course may disband.