IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is for teens and adults with IDD. Guardians interested in attending a workshop on mental health and IDD should plan to attend the workshop on Thursday, February 15.
As a teen/adult with Down syndrome, have you ever felt sad or angry for more than a week at a time? Have you lost interest in things you used to enjoy?
Join DSACT and Barry Hamilton, LMSW, QIDP, QMHP-CS to learn more about what you can do when you have these feelings. We'll be learning tips on how to keep your brain healthy. We'll also identify some coping strategies you can share with your parents.
Goals for this presentation include learning:
- What could it mean if I feel sad, depressed, or upset a lot?
- Things to do to keep the mind healthy: sleep, eat right, be positive
- How to make myself feel better when stressed out
Registration is required! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
About Barry Hamilton:
Barry Hamilton began his professional career supporting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) more than 15 years ago as a volunteer with a small non-profit in Washington, Texas. During Barry’s career, he has worked as a direct support professional, case manager, crisis worker, and program director in a wide range of settings. Barry has provided professional consultation to families, licensed residential providers, direct support professionals, state institutions and community based interdisciplinary teams.
Barry received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University at College Station, and his Masters in the Science of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Barry has received specialized training and is recognized as having expertise in the behavioral health needs of individuals with IDD. Lastly, Barry has presented on a variety of topics at national and local professional conferences, supporting a movement toward mental health wellness for those with IDD. In his free time, Barry enjoys making home brewed beer, cooking, and visiting Texas State Parks with his wife and twin boys.