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Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Can Experience Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Parents and Caregivers

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Offers parents and caregivers information about how children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience traumatic stress. This fact sheet provides information on the intersection of IDD, trauma, and mental wellness; what intellectual and developmental disabilities are; how trauma might impact children with IDD; why children with IDD are at higher risk for trauma exposure; and how trauma service providers should partner with parents and caregivers.  

Published in 2021