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January 23, 2019: Trauma-Informed Care: Resilience and Vulnerability
Guide: Dr. Susan Wehry, a geriatric psychiatrist, Chief of Geriatrics at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM)

Adverse life events–including adverse childhood events (ACEs)–can affect us throughout our lifespan.  As the number of these events increases, so does the risk for negative health and diminished well-being. This is true for both caregivers and residents of long-term care. However, even in the face of trauma, people still possess an ability to return to being healthier and more hopeful, with less caregiver burnout.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the relationship between person-centered and trauma-informed care
  2. Define trauma, trauma-informed care, resilience and vulnerability
  3. Nurture resilience
  4. List resources for providing a trauma-informed approach to care