Trauma Informed Care

Road To Recovery: Trauma Informed Care Technical Assistance

The Road to Recovery (R2R) project aims to improve the mental health and wellness of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Texas through:

  • Increased awareness of the importance of trauma-informed care for individuals with ID.
  • Sustained availability of the Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with ID Who Have Experienced Trauma training.
  • Increased recognition of the need for mental health supports and services that promote recovery from mental health conditions for people with ID.

Individuals with ID experience mental health conditions at significantly higher rates than those without disabilities. These individuals have the right to access quality mental health and trauma supports and services. Additionally, people living with ID experience various forms of trauma such as abuse, neglect, exploitation, institutionalization, isolation, bullying, intimidation, and more, at much higher rates than those without disabilities. 

To apply to become a Master Trainer

  • Illustrate interest in the impact of trauma on people with ID.
  • Describe training experience (not required, but helpful).
  • Participate in a three day training.
  • Commit to providing the training twice in the year after becoming a Master Trainer.

The deadline to apply to become a master trainer is January 15, 2020.

Click here to apply to become a master trainer.

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For more information, contact: Laura Buckner at

This project is funded through a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.