Hi from Down Under
On Monday I had the honour of providing trauma training to staff from 3 special schools in Sydney's western suburbs. These schools cater for children with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities. The feedback has been very positive, which is great, but this population is not my area of expertise (I generally work with mainstream schools or populations of severe emotional and behavioural disturbance. I am completing my PhD in trauma informed education so I am familiar with general research in the field however there seem to be limited resources available anywhere in regard to ACEs, disability and school specific interventions. If you have experience with this, could you please comment on the question below:
"Do you feel that the isolation and frustrations of severe communication issues commonly experienced by people with disabilities could be a source of ongoing trauma? "
I had a teacher write to me after the training to ask about this. I will be responding, and also sending her the resources I can find, but I would like to seek the wisdom of this group please.
Thank you in advance for any contributions you may be able to make.