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Finding Success with Project FIND

In the last year, 76 professionals from around the state have completed our Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate training both in person and online, as COVID-19 has required a shift in approach. One of our trainees, a county board of developmental disabilities investigation agent, recently sent us a story about how she successfully used Read More

I Can’t Breathe . . .

By Guest Writer Sharmane Delgado-Payne, MSW, LISW-S “I can’t breathe…” Those words keep ringing in my head. I have witnessed two men die on camera, in broad daylight, uttering those words. At the same time, their life is drained from their bodies by police officers cutting their airflow with very real and symbolic and oppression. The Read More

COVID isolation increases risk of abuse in nursing homes

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS The current world-wide public health crisis has drawn attention to the fact that seniors with disabilities are at the highest risk of becoming ill after exposure to COVID-19. Nursing homes are facing incredible challenges in terms of maintaining social and physical distancing. They have been forced to prioritize Read More

A First-Hand Experience with Online Counseling during COVID-19

By AACs’ Deputy Director Leigha Shoup While we are all adjusting to the new day-to-day life of social distancing and shelter-in-place rules, I felt it was important to share my experience with mental health telemedicine. I very rarely discuss my personal life or my mental health experiences publicly, but I am choosing to share this Read More

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