FEI to Present at Georgia DBHDD Learning Collaborative

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Understanding how trauma affects behavior and interactions

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FEI Behavioral Health, a social enterprise with a 35-year history and a leader in workforce resilience from workplace violence prevention and crisis management to EAP and organizational development, will present at the upcoming Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Division of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities 2018 Developmental Disabilities (DD) Learning Collaborative, running May 2-4, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.

FEI Business Solutions Engineer Raquelle Solon will present the plenary session, “A Trauma-Informed Approach to Behavior Intervention,” on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. EST. This session will help developmental disability providers understand the connection between the trauma and behavior, and how to approach their interactions with those they serve accordingly.

Solon will discuss how to implement a trauma-informed approach to behavior intervention that will lead to healthy, respectful relationships among both clients and staff. Attendees will explore strategies they can use when confronted with difficult situations and learn brain-based interactions for managing stress and emotions.

Solon is responsible for helping organizations determine and implement holistic crisis management systems, organizational development and workplace violence prevention strategies. She also is responsible for the direct delivery of workplace violence prevention, leadership development, employee assistance and crisis management trainings. She is experienced in reviewing current training and policies and procedures to identify gaps as well as work with customers towards a solution. Solon has been featured in several publications and was named “Woman of the Year” for 2012-2013 by the National Association of Professional Women.

To learn more about the DD Learning Collaborative or FEI’s presentation, visit http://dbhdd.cvent.com/events/dd-learning-collaborative/event-summary-bd60e100a85b4e00b9aaed490f571dce.aspx.

FEI has a 35-year history in enhancing workforce resiliency by offering a full spectrum of solutions, from EAP and organizational development to workplace violence prevention and crisis management. One of the most successful social enterprises in America, FEI was created by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national network of social sector organizations working to achieve its vision of healthy and equitable society. Visit http://www.feinet.com for additional information.

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