Understanding Race-Based, Historical, and Intergenerational Trauma in Nursing Facility Residents

June 19, 2024

3 - 4 pm ET


Attendees can participate at any time in the series.

Nursing facility residents are impacted by historical and intergenerational trauma that goes deep and wide for many racially minoritized groups in the United States. Whether the trauma is recognized openly or tucked deeply into the subconscious, it is often characterized by emotional, physical, and psychological wounds that bleed through generations and across one’s lifespan. In this session, nursing facility staff will gain an awareness to consider the “generations-later” mental health effects of African American slavery, the Jewish Holocaust, the Native American Indian experience, and Latinx immigration trauma that residents may have experienced.

Learning objectives:

  1. Explain the concepts of historical, race-based, and intergenerational trauma.
  2. Consider the intergenerational and historical trauma experiences of Black, Latinx, and Native Americans.
  3. Discuss how the biology of trauma can negatively impact trust in caregivers.


Dr. LaVerne Collins, PhD, NCC, LPC (GA), LCMHC (NC)


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.

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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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