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Trauma-Informed Care Training

September 8th, 2020

During the month of September, NORC will release four training topics for three audiences as part of the training series, Understanding Trauma and Ensuring Person-Centered Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For this series, Dr. Sheri Gibson (see bio) provides training on the following topics: person-centered care, trauma-informed care, compassion fatigue, and anxiety and grief in a time of COVID-19. Each topic will include one webinar recording and slides for facility administrators, direct care staff, and family members of individuals living in long-term care facilities. 

This week’s topic is trauma-informed care.

The psychological effects of long-term isolation on both residents and families are largely unknown at this time as our nation remains in the grips of a global pandemic. However, when armed with education and resources, communities and people are empowered toward collective resilience. This training will emphasize the importance of understanding the prevalence of trauma and the effects that trauma can have on an individual’s mental health, physical, social, and spiritual well-being so as to provide care that is sensitive to individual values while resisting the re-traumatization of vulnerable persons. 

Learning Objectives for Trauma-Informed Care Training 

  • Understand what “trauma-informed” care means. 
  • Understand why trauma-informed care is important in long term care communities. 
  • Learn how trauma-informed care can improve service quality. 
  • Understand the impact that re-traumatizing events can have on a trauma survivor. 
  • Increase competency in recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. 
  • Appreciate the bio-psycho-social components of trauma-informed care to support survivors in rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment.

Access the training materials on the NORC website.

Take the on-demand training course with quiz questions and answers.