Court testimony from an “expert” hired by the Los Angeles School District, argued that a 9-year-old who was sexually assaulted at school didn’t experience any trauma from the event because she had a low IQ. Really! Does anyone really believe that? Well, apparently some do. What other misconceptions exist that minimize the damage done by trauma to people who are different from our ideal? Can you imagine being a little girl who endured a horrible assault and then being told and treated as if it were no big deal?
Well, we’re going to explore that topic and more with Brian D. Tallant, L.P.C., N.C.C. Brian is a Program Director at Aurora Mental Health in Colorado and manages Intercept Center; a mental health outpatient and day treatment program for children who have a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and co-occurring mental health disorders. He works with a number of disabled children who have experienced trauma of all sorts.
Join us Saturday at 11 am Pacific Time to learn more about childhood trauma and disabled children, and find out if the “expert” from the school district in LA is right or wrong as can be.
Call-in with your comments to (646) 378-0430.
And if you miss the live program, you can go to the website and listen to all our archived programs whenever you like. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways
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