An Introduction to Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facility: PART 2

June 22, 2023

2 - 3 p.m. EST

Audience: All nursing facility staff

Healthcare staff have a deep intention to care for other human beings and with the principles of trauma-informed care, we can bring that intention to life. In this session, we’ll continue our exploration of TIC concepts including the difference between trauma screening and assessment, the impact of an activated nervous system, and how to integrate that knowledge into daily interactions with residents.

1. Discuss trauma-informed principles and how they apply to resident interactions.
2. Explain the impact of a nervous system response and the difference between a reaction and a response.
3. Differentiate between trauma screening and trauma assessment and why this distinction is critical.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.