Tools for Creating Calm in Times of Distress: Part 1

October 5, 2023

2 - 2:30 p.m. EST

ACCME credits will be offered.

This 2-part training series is designed to provide information, strategies, and engagement tools that can be used to create calm for the distressed resident, while ensuring the delivery of effective care. Participants will improve their self-awareness regarding their own reactions to distress, in addition to discussing risk, safety factors and concrete tools for creating calm.

Learning Objectives:
1. Develop greater empathy and understanding related to distress.
2. Gain insight into personal reactions to distressed residents.
3. Review tools for responding to distress that will improve staff and resident engagement. 4.Identify risk and safety boundaries.

Speaker: Mathew R Roosa, LCSW-R

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.