On Demand Professional Workshop: Trauma Informed Care for Older Adults

This presentation was originally reviewed on May 13, 2024, and broadcast live online on May 17, 2024, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

In the United States, many people experience potentially traumatic events across the life course, and some people experience long-term negative impacts from those events that affect the ways they engage with others and the care system. Given the high rates of trauma in the population, it is reasonable to believe that the older adults for which we provide care will also have high rates of trauma about which providers may or may not be aware. Trauma informed care is a system wide approach to care that aims to reduce re-traumatization and make health and social services more accessible to people who have past traumatic experiences. This presentation will cover risk factors for trauma in older adults, possible presentations of the effects of trauma, ways that individual providers and systems can become more trauma informed, and the differences between trauma informed care and trauma treatment.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Evaluate their current practices through a trauma-informed lens.
  2. Discuss the risk factors that older adults may experience for trauma and the long-term effects of traumatic experiences.
  3. Apply two new approaches with their clients to make their services more trauma informed.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/17/2024
Course expires: 
06/15/2026

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Nancy Kusmaul, Ph.D., MSW is an Associate Professor in the Baccalaureate Social Work program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She earned her PhD from the University at Buffalo and her MSW from the University of Michigan. She was a nursing home social worker for a decade. Her research explores organizational culture, trauma informed care, and the impact of trauma on workers and care recipients. She is NASW-Maryland Aging Committee co-chair and a Gerontological Society of America fellow. Dr. Kusmaul was a 2019-2020 Health and Aging Policy Fellow. She has done podcasts on aging, trauma, and nursing homes on various platforms.

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Nancy Kusmaul, Ph.D., MSW , reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation. All relationships have been mitigated through review. 

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
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Professional Workshop: Trauma Informed Care for Older Adults

 

Nancy Kusmaul, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Professor in the Baccalaureate Social Work

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

 

Originally reviewed May 13, 2024.
Originally broadcast live May 17, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: June 15, 2026.

Activity Time: Ninety-minute webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:45.

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