DD-CSYCN-FC Training Details

Supporting Dually Diagnosed Youth and Their Families: Innovative Interventions & Professional Advocacy Training 

  • Part 1: Innovative Interventions and Strategies to Support Dually Diagnosed Youth Through a Trauma Informed Lens
  • Part 2: Professional Advocacy Training to Support Families of Dually Diagnosed Youth

Following the Workshop, participants are invited to attend an optional follow-up Masterclass with Dr. Wanda Brown-Ramseur from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on one of the following dates:

April 1st, 2024 or May 6th, 2024

Modality: virtual

Credit hours: 2 hours total

Participants will receive a link after the workshop concludes, allowing attendance to ONE masterclass free of cost. Please note that both dates will consist of the same class material. 

Please note:Registration includes access to the two workshop trainings, up to 6 credit hours, meals during training + one virtual masterclass. Registration does not include overnight accommodations. If you would like to purchase a stay at the Sheraton Greensboro, connected to the Koury Convention Center, please request access to the rooming block by contacting maddhb@unc.edu


This workshop will incorporate two topics designed for professionals working with dually diagnosed youth and their families who are navigating the complex intersection of mental health challenges and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Part 1 will be grounded in a trauma-informed approach, participants will delve into innovative interventions and strategies aimed at providing holistic support to this unique population. Through a combination of interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, attendees will gain valuable insights and skills to enhance their effectiveness in guiding dually diagnosed youth towards a path of recovery and resilience. Part 2 will focus on review and practice of professional advocacy skills to address the support needs of families navigating services and supports for dually diagnosed youth. By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with a diverse toolkit of trauma-informed interventions and professional advocacy strategies, enabling them to provide more effective and tailored support to dually diagnosed youth and their families on their journey towards recovery and well-being.

Part 1: Learning Objectives:

  • Explore cutting edge therapeutic modalities tailored for dually diagnosed youth, including mindfulness-based interventions, expressive arts therapy, and somatic practices
  • Recognize the impact of trauma on the development and manifestation of dual diagnoses
  • Discover strategies to harness strengths and resilience of dually diagnosed youth in the healing process
  • Cultivate a strengths based mindset to empower and motivate clients

Part 2: Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the advocacy and support needs of families with dually diagnosed youth
  • Identify strategies to professionally advocate for families with dually diagnosed youth 



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