Dual Diagnosis

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs:

Families with loved ones who are dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health needs have many questions about the characteristics of dual diagnosis and behavioral crisis. A Handbook for families has been developed by Donna Icovino, a parent,advocate and Co-Chair of Commissioner’s Task Force on Dual Diagnosis, and Lucy Escralew, Ph.D., Program Director for Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training (SCCAT) of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and member of the N.J. Department of Human Services Dual Diagnosis Task Force. ABCD is pleased to provide this publication as information to the public. Please click on the pdf link for the Handbook. | PDF