The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) National Training Center is a clearinghouse of information providing information and resources about “evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive” practices that address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. MHDD is a collaboration among University Centers of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) at the University of Kentucky, the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Utah State University. (Just FYI, Indiana’s UCEDD is the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the home of the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center.)
Among the resources on the MHDD website, you’ll find fact sheets like:
- “Dual Diagnosis 101";
- a toolkit on mental health, stabilization, and wellness for individuals and families;
- the link to a youth suicide and prevention plan;
- videos from students and experts in the field; and
- training webinars.
Note that MHDD also includes resources in Spanish and plain language.