Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
Nov 6 & Dec 11 (Weekly) | 1000–1130 EST
Target audience: Healthcare Providers/Developmental Service Professionals with experience working with adults with or suspected of having IDD
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This program is for mental health/primary care providers and developmental service providers who support adults with IDD. The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics that will be presented during this program include: providing virtual mental health supports, depression and anxiety, evaluating suicide risk, facilitating supported decision-making, emergency preparedness and promoting resilience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, caregivers and providers.
This ECHO supports healthcare providers in applying the 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines on primary care for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from Canadian Family Physician.
During the 1.5 hour long session, there will be a short moment of mindfulness, a didactic presentation, and a case discussion presented by one of the participants on the call. The community will have a chance to engage with one another and provide tangible recommendations for the case. Sessions are engaging, interactive, practical and evidence-based.
ECHO Canada Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) addresses the intersection of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in adults and mental health concerns.