Board of DD ready for Developmental Disabilities Month


The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD) met on Thursday March 2. The meeting began with SSA Director, Jason Moyer, providing a training about Trauma Informed Care. 

A Trauma-Informed Care approach strives to understand the whole of an individual who is seeking services. When trauma occurs, it affects an individual’s sense of self, their sense of others and their beliefs about the world.

These beliefs can directly impact an individual’s ability or motivation to connect with and utilize support services. A system utilizing a Trauma-Informed Care approach realizes the direct impact that trauma can have on access to services and responds by changing policies, procedures and practices to minimize potential barriers.

A system utilizing a Trauma-Informed approach also fully integrates knowledge about trauma into all aspects of services and trains staff to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma and thus avoid any possibility of re-traumatization. LCBDD staff are trained and practice trauma informed care. 

In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Logan County Commissioners signed a Proclamation on Thursday, March 2nd declaring March Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. The Commissioners encourage all residents to recognize the tremendous value and potential of people with developmental disabilities and include them in all aspects of community life. The proclamation was presented to Executive Director, Krista Oldiges, as well as Lindsay Krieger and Howard White. 

The LCBDD Foundation will be holding the annual flower sale March 1-April 20th. Geraniums and hanging baskets will be offered.  If you are interested in placing an order, please call 937-592-0015 or email [email protected]. 

Board meetings are typically held the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 1973 St. Rt. 47 West, Bellefontaine.  The next meeting of the board will be held on April 6.