Trauma and Intellectual Developmental Disorders: An Introduction

Shannon McFadden, MS, CPRP, CFRP

Friday, June 2nd, 2023

3:00 – 5:00 pm, Eastern Time

Virtual Live via Zoom


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What is it?

This training was developed to provide an overview of how trauma impacts persons living with intellectual and developmental disorders. 

What will the attendee take away from this event?

Participants of this training will be able to discuss the definition of trauma, various factors that may cause in persons living with intellectual and developmental disorders, how trauma impacts communication, and ways to mitigate the impact of the trauma.

Who should attend?

People who work with persons living with intellectual and developmental disorders, including direct care staff, house managers/case managers, peer specialists, and peer advocates. 

Meet your host

Shannon McFadden, MS, CPRP, CFRP

Shannon has spent the majority of her professional career advocating for others. While a student at Spelman College, she worked as a Playtime Counselor, providing support for children living with autism and cerebral palsy. Upon graduation, Ms. McFadden worked with people diagnosed with mental health disorders and substance use disorders. While working with this population, she discovered that many of the clients experienced significant amounts of trauma.

As a Special Educator and Quality Enhancement Director for adults with special needs, Ms. McFadden saw that trauma was a glaring theme with a majority of the children and adults she encountered. In her research, she saw that persons living with intellectual and developmental disorders were not seen in the space of trauma informed care, specifically BIPOC youth that are forensically involved. As a result, her focus became educating professionals in the human services field on the intersectionality of race, age, disability, and trauma.

Shannon has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College, and her Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology, with a focus on Juvenile Justice Program Development, from Walden University. She resides with her daughter, her two dogs, and her pet snake. 






What is the Speaker Series?

Here at the TIC Training Center we constantly come across interesting people with interesting ideas.

We want to amplify their voices and share ways in which TIC is being utilized across various fields and professions.

Why is it only 28 dollars?

This is a pilot program for the Speaker Series. We want to get as many people in attendance as possible so we can gauge interest and get a sense of what attendees might take away from the experience. As such, we've dropped the price to a level that will never be seen again.

How will I get access?

The course should show up in your account immediately.

What is your refund policy?

We want you to be happy with your online learning purchase. If, for whatever reason, you’re not 100% satisfied, simply ask for a refund within 14 days of your purchase and we’ll promptly issue you an almost-full refund. 

Stripe, our payment processor, recently changed their policy on refunds and no longer returns the 3% they charge us to facilitate the transaction.

Therefore, you will receive a 97% refund if you request it within 14 days of purchase.

Note: No refunds will be issued if you’ve completed the training you purchased or received a certificate of any kind.

Will this session be recorded?

Not this time. We don't offer recordings of pilot programs. When this session becomes a regular part of our Speaker Series, we will.