AODD: Imagine Training Series 2022-23: Trauma Informed Approach in Clinical Practice


3:00 PM -4:30 PM


 The U.S. is facing a major health crisis as more than two thirds of youth report exposure to a highly stressful or traumatic event before the age of 16. Clustered exposure to multiple types of adverse childhood experiences (or ACEs) is associated with increased likelihood of suicide, drug addiction, criminal activity, serious mental health conditions, and a variety of other physical and mental health problems throughout a person's lifetime. Children who are raised in poverty or low income settings, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with disabilities are at the greatest risk of exposure and negative outcomes. In New Mexico, children report a higher incidence of ACEs than children in other states. Therefore, as providers in the state, it is imperative that we understand the mechanisms that underlie problematic physical and mental health outcomes and intervene with a trauma-informed lens. This presentation will discuss the nature of trauma, the impacts of physiology and mental health, and ways to intervene from a trauma-informed approach particularly for those individuals with known or suspected disabilities. 






Registration open through 9/23/2022 3:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)



AODD: Imagine Training Series 2022-23: Trauma Informed Approach in Clinical Practice




Dr. Tiffany Otero is a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst, currently working as an clinical psychologist in the Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Division at the UNM Center for Development and Disability. Tiffany completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Indiana University with specialized training in behavioral intervention and pediatric neuropsychology. She has extensive experience in comprehensive assessment processes and intervention for children, teens, and young adults with a range of medical, developmental, learning, social/emotional and behavioral difficulties. Her research interests include the development of social competence in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, understanding educational experiences of children from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, and increasing trauma-informed approaches in the classroom. She is committed to using her unique skills and experiences to meet the needs of children with developmental differences through teaching, research, and clinical practice.


This event will be brought to you via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you at the time of registration.

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