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Title:  Trauma Informed Care:  What It Is and Why It's Important

Presenter(s):  Dr. Kathleen Weissberg

Product Description:  Life trauma can lead to lifestyle practices that influence development of chronic illness. Understanding past traumatic events in individuals' lives can be key to effective care. Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with a history of life trauma that recognizes trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma plays in their lives.  This session explores how trauma-informed care can be used by skilled nursing providers with individuals who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  This session provides suggestions for using the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, as the best clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Define trauma and the pervasive impact that trauma has in an individual’s life.
  • Describe what is meant by a trauma-informed approach to care.
  • List the key principles and essential components of a trauma-informed approach.