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September 27, 2019
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National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
In Case You Missed It

If you were unable to attend yesterday’s AUCD presentation on violence and mental illness by Dr. Jill Hinton (CSS Clinical Director), a webinar recording is available in AUCD's Webinar Archive.
 
This highly attended and well-received webinar offered an in-depth historical analysis of the stigma surrounding mental illness, refuted present-day prejudices based on misconceptions, and offered practical strategies as a way forward. This is one presentation you don’t want to miss!

 
A Webinar from AUCD's Mental Health Aspects of IDD Special Interest Group
Violence and Mental Illness:
The Real Story
Webinar Description
The stigma associated with mental illness is based in lack of understanding and fear. It has persisted despite increased knowledge about the underlying nature of disorders. Recent events have led to further stigmatization by suggesting a direct link between mental illness and mass gun violence. This presentation will review history of stigma, describe facts on the relationship between mental illness and violence, identify underlying risk factors for gun violence, and suggest rational approaches to prevention.

Presenter:
Jill Hinton, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and mental illness. Dr. Hinton is the Clinical Director with for The Center for START Services where she provides consultation and training to START teams across the country as well as facilitating a monthly Clinical Directors Practice Group. She currently serves as Project Manager for New York and Maryland.

During her career, she has worked with both the Autism Society of NC and The Arc of NC in provision of supports to individuals and families across the state. More recently, she was the VP of Clinical Services for Easter Seals UCP NC & VA. In collaboration with the Medical Director, she oversaw the provision of services and supports to individuals with intellectual/developmental disability, autism spectrum disorder, and mental illness. She continues to provide clinical consultation to NC START which provide crisis intervention and prevention supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health issues.

She obtained her B.S. in psychology from North Carolina State University and her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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The Center for START Services

 
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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire