Trauma impacts every area of functioning, including physical, mental, behavioral, and social. Trauma-informed care means treating the whole person while understanding the traumatic experiences they have encountered from birth to the present time. This innovative seminar will allow the participants to view trauma throughout the lifespan and help them understand why learning about the child that came before the older adult is essential.
1. Describe how to assess for trauma throughout the lifespan
2. Explain the role of trauma assessments and when it needs to be addressed
3. Explain the impact trauma at a young age can have on an older adult
4. Identify symptoms and diagnoses that manifest from trauma
5. Develop a plan of care that minimize re-traumatization
8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 AM: How to best assess for trauma throughout lifespan and when should this be done?
9:45 – 10:30 AM: What role can trauma at a young age have and what is the lasting impact as someone ages?
10:30 – 10:45 AM: Break
10:45 – 11:30 AM: What are the some of the symptoms and diagnosis we may see because of trauma?
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Best practices and effective strategies to reduce re-traumatization
University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work
Towson University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Gerontology
Joanna J. Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C is a consultant specializing in the field of aging and the education of healthcare professionals. With over twenty years of experience, Joanna provides consultation services in nursing homes and other social services departments to maintain compliance and leads interactive and engaging continuing education courses for the healthcare field. She is a passionate and engaging speaker for continuing education courses, demonstrating success working with students. Joanna also provides guidance and support to individuals and families who are working through senior life transitions. She is an active member of Speak-Easy Howard County on The Conversation Project which is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care and has supported fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association.