Introduction to Behavioral Health Needs for Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Children's Behavioral Health Program Series

Presenter: Elaine Brown, Ph.D.

Online CME Credit

Fee: $0.00

Provides 1.00 hour of CE/CME credit (Presented on November 16, 2021; Reviewed October 31, 2022; Expires October 31, 2024)


This session topic is part of a four-part series presented by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services focused on the core elements of children's behavioral health. To view all session topics in this series, please click on the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Children's Behavioral Health Program Series.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the prevalence of behavioral health needs (dual diagnosis) and challenging behaviors that often accompany intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD)
  • Identify risk factors including biological, psychological, and social contributors
  • Review the use of specific evidence-based practices to serve the child and adolescent ID/DD population

Program Support

The State of Nevada, Division of Child and Family Services (D.C.F.S.) – Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Grant is responsible for payment to secure Continuing Medical Education (C.M.E.) units for these Online Training Videos. State of Nevada, DCFS – Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Grant staff will not profit in any way from participant viewing of these four Online Training Videos and Grant funds are managed in accordance with the ACGME Standards for Commercial Support.

This program is supported by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,198,584 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit