Tools for Creating Calm in Times of Distress – Part 5 of 6

January 11, 2024

2 – 3 p.m. EST


Tools for Creating Calm in Times of Distress (Part 5) will provide an opportunity to further enhance your self-awareness in response to distress. Participants will use their personal experiences to further explore empathy, transference, and reactivity, as they practice strategies to de-escalate and prevent distress.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Practice de-escalation using key tools (grounding, OARS, etc.)
  2. Identify “fixing reflexes” and how to contain them.

Speaker: Mathew Roosa

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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.