Working with Child Victims with Disabilities Webinar

09/07/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Guest Speaker:

Michelle Schwartz holds a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology and is Director of SAFE’s Disability Services in Austin, Texas. She gained early experience in community psychology in private and state-run counseling/behavioral and mental health settings. Michelle speaks nationally on issues related to victimization of people with disabilities. She co-authored Beyond Labels, Working with Abuse Survivors with Mental Illness and Symptoms of Substance Abuse Issues (2007), and more recently, Promoting Justice, An Essential Resource Guide for Responding to Abuse Against Children with Disabilities (2015). Currently, Michelle is implementing a Statewide Training Program to introduce a curriculum newly developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). This training is entitled, Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with IDD who have Experienced Trauma. Michelle has over 20 years of personal and professional experiences working and advocating for accessible victim services, treatments, and promoting the rights of people with disabilities.