Overview and Purpose:
Speakers will share insights and knowledge on trauma-informed care in nursing homes. Along with providing information and resources, approaches to care for individuals with a history of trauma will be explained.
Tracey Gendron, MS, PhD, is associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Gerontology in the College of Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracey holds master’s degrees in gerontology and psychology, and a doctorate in developmental psychology. She teaches service-based courses including grant writing, research methods and biology of aging. Tracey takes an all-inclusive approach to teaching about aging, particularly highlighting understudied and underrepresented groups that are at increased risk of negative health outcomes and discrimination.
Gigi Amateau is director of grants and research with Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition, a university-community collective impact initiative co-led by Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology and Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging. Gigi has a master’s degree in gerontology and is a doctoral student in the health-related sciences program at VCU. She co-teaches “Aging and Human Values” and is an experienced trainer on social connectedness and well-being; navigating loss; and ethical decision making in long-term care. She has worked in Richmond’s non-profit community for 30 years serving people with HIV/AIDS, people experiencing homelessness, older adults and people with disabilities.
This presentation is directed to the long-term care setting.
As a result of attending, participants will be able to:
- Define trauma-informed care
- List resources for trauma-informed care education for staff
- Explain caregiving approaches that can be used with individuals with a history of trauma
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