Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Anna Costalas

Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Instructor: Jill Hinton, Ph.D


The stigma associated with mental illness is based in lack of understanding and fear. Recent events have led to further stigmatization by suggesting a direct link between mental illness and mass gun violence. This presentation will review history of stigma, describe facts on the relationship between mental illness and violence, identify underlying risk factors for gun violence, and suggest rational approaches to prevention.


Jill Hinton, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and mental illness. Dr. Hinton is the Clinical Director with for The Center for START Services where she provides consultation and training to START teams across the country as well as facilitating a monthly Clinical Directors Practice Group. She currently serves as Project Manager for New York and Maryland.

During her career, she has worked with both the Autism Society of NC and The Arc of NC in provision of supports to individuals and families across the state. More recently, she was the VP of Clinical Services for Easter Seals UCP NC & VA. In collaboration with the Medical Director, she oversaw the provision of services and supports to individuals with intellectual/developmental disability, autism spectrum disorder, and mental illness. She continues to provide clinical consultation to NC START which provide crisis intervention and prevention supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health issues.

She obtained her B.S. in psychology from North Carolina State University and her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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