The Importance of Diversity-Informed Practices in Trauma-Informed Care - Part 1

January 16, 2024

2 – 3 p.m. EST


Diversity-informed practice and trauma-informed care are so intertwined that nursing facilities cannot effectively have one without the other. In this session, we consider the importance of cultural responsiveness–individually and systemically–to those who have experienced trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the significance of bringing diversity-informed practices into trauma-informed care for nursing facilities.
  2. Consider structural and systemic inequities as retraumatizing experiences.
  3. Discuss how different cultural groups may perceive and respond to trauma.

Speaker: LaVerne H. Collins, PhD, LPC, LCMHC, NCC

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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.

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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).

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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.