Trauma-Informed Care: What it is and Why it’s Important
LeadingAge Iowa is sponsoring a webinar entitled "Trauma-Informed Care: What it is and Why it’s Important" on January 24, 2019, 11:00am - 12:30pm CST. This session explores how trauma-informed care can be used by skilled nursing providers with individuals who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Life trauma can lead to lifestyle practices that influence development of chronic illness. Understanding past traumatic events in individuals' lives can be key to effective care. Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with a history of life trauma that recognizes trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma plays in their lives. This session explores how trauma-informed care can be used by skilled nursing providers with individuals who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Participants will learn about the Three E’s of Trauma: Events, Experiences, and Effects and how these shape our residents’ responses to care and our employees’ approach to caregiving. The principles of trauma-informed care are reviewed, and participants are provided specific strategies to implement in their sites. This includes addressing trauma in our own employees and how it affects daily work. This session provides suggestions for using the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, as the best clinical practice. Finally, the 10 domains of implementation are discussed, and probing questions are presented that will assist each facility in determining readiness to implement this paradigm shift.
Dawn Balder; firstname.lastname@example.org; 515-440-4630