An Introduction to Trauma-informed Care

July 25, 2024

2 - 2:30 p.m. ET


In this brief 30-minute training, nursing facility staff will explore the principles of trauma-informed care and learn techniques for creating a safe environment where both residents and staff can thrive.

Learning objectives:

  1. Define trauma and trauma-informed care.
  2. Learn what happens to the traumatized body and why trauma behavior is misunderstood.
  3. Discover the basic concepts of trauma-informed care.


Dr. LaVerne H. Collins, PhD, LPC, LCMHC, NCC


New Seasons Counseling, Training & Consulting, LLC

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.