Trauma Informed Care Training - Part 2: Trauma-Informed Principles, “Behaviors,” and Activated Nervous System

August 24, 2023

2 - 3 p.m. EST

In this session, we’ll continue our exploration of trauma-informed care concepts—including the six trauma-informed principles, triggers, and how an activated nervous system can impact a person’s behaviors—and how to integrate that knowledge into daily resident interactions.


  1. Discuss trauma-informed principles and how a trauma-informed culture supports residents and staff.
  2. Explain how triggers impact a person’s behavior.
  3. Describe how the nervous system may respond when it perceives a threat and why it’s important for staff to be aware of this during resident interactions.

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.