Webinar: COVID-19 and Trauma Informed Care: Strategies for Caregivers with Increased Uncertainty & Stress

Webinar: COVID-19 and Trauma Informed Care: Strategies for Caregivers with Increased Uncertainty & Stress

For most people, COVID-19 will be associated with increased uncertainty and stress.  When we are under stress, we are more likely to trigger the “survival” or “fight or flight” responses in our brain.  For some, this may mean difficulty with executive functions, for others, difficulty managing emotional responses, and for others, it may mean difficulty making decisions.  How we respond to COVID is individualized.  The global pandemic is affecting us as healthcare workers and the residents whom we serve.  How should we as staff care for and approach our residents?  How should we approach our staff?  And how will our future interactions be affected?  This session will review these concepts and more as we look at using a trauma-informed approach to address the COVID pandemic.

Objectives:

  1. Define the key elements of a trauma informed approach to care and apply these to the current pandemic environment
  2. Identify suggested guidance and practical strategies for addressing residents and staff during this crisis
  3. Describe techniques supervisors can utilize to address trauma and secondary trauma in employees

Speaker:

Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

Education Director, Select Rehabilitation


Date: Thursday, April 30th

Time:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Cost: Complimentary

Education Credit: 1 (Recorded)

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