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Dual-Diagnoses: Risk Assessment for Challenging Behaviors in People with ID

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Dual-Diagnoses: Risk Assessment for Challenging Behaviors in People with ID

March 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Eastern Daylight Time

Dual-Diagnoses Webinar Series OverviewThe National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may also have mental health and substance use issues that are overlooked. At the same time, traditional behavioral health resources and interventions don’t always take into account the unique needs of someone with I/DD.

Do you have the resources and information you need to support the individuals who rely on your services in the most person-centered and holistic ways?

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, are proud to partner together to offer this six-part webinar series that covers topics ranging from relaxation training for individuals with I/DD to supporting psychological resilience in staff.

Register for the Six-Part Series and Save 20%!

  • ANCOR & NADD member: $331
  • Non-member: $619

Note: must purchase the entire series via the link below to take advantage of the additional 20% discount

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Session Description

Individuals with ID and challenging behaviors pose many challenges related to impulsive choices in the areas of sexuality, fire setting, anger and the use of the internet. There is an increased need for effective risk assessment to guide decision making on treatment teams. These assessments need to be thorough and target aspects of intellectual functioning, risk of offending and mental health. This webinar will highlight helpful assessment tools and common problems faced by teams with this population. The risk for sexual offenses and the need for sexual education will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented to illustrate the need for effective assessment and increased staff education.

A recording will be made available for registrants.


Since 1990, Randy Shively has worked for Alvis, an agency specializing in community corrections and developmentally disabled individuals with challenging behaviors. He has worked in the capacity as a psychologist and an administrator. Randy has a private practice where he serves individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse and sex offending issues. Randy currently is licensed in Ohio as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Psychologist. Randy received a masters and Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Randy is currently the Director of Research and Clinical Development. Randy is actively involved in publishing articles for the Journal of Community Corrections, Corrections Today and other ACA publications and corrections journals. He also presents workshops at the local, national and international levels. Randy was awarded the 2016 Peter Lejins Research Award by the American Correctional Association.


  • ANCOR & NADD member: $69
  • Non-member: $129

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