COVID-19 Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Recognizing and Responding to Residents with Special Needs

15apr9:00 am10:00 amCOVID-19 Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Recognizing and Responding to Residents with Special Needs

Event Details


The Trauma-Informed Care regulations challenge long-term care facilities to ensure that they are fully prepared to care for residents with complex psychosocial needs. As the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic continue, residents impacted by dementia, psychiatric illness or addictions may present with increased agitation, aggression, and restlessness that may fuel elopement attempts.  This session offers guidance in assessing and modifying the interventions for residents with special needs to ensure accommodation is person-centered.



At the conclusion of this series, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic relative to quarantine and social distancing on resident and staff psychosocial well-being;
  2. Explain the importance of modifying the daily routine to ensure diversionary activity and behavioral health interventions are developed and implemented;
  3. Describe the importance of interdisciplinary communication and coordination of care; and
  4. Develop improved methods for the assessment and person-centered care planning for residents with trauma-related, behavioral health needs.

Barbara Speedling

An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care.

An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara’s unique education and training programs have helped countless adult care communities achieve lasting improvements in quality care and quality of life.


This webinar is free, however prior registration is required. Registration is per connection at a facility.

Continuing Education

Nursing Home Administrator

SDAHO is the South Dakota affiliate of LeadingAge, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing home administration by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators. There are 1.2 contact hours available per session to nursing home administrators for participation in this education.

 Social Work

SDAHO is approved as a provider for continuing education by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, 135 East Illinois, Suite 214, Spearfish, SD 57783, SDBSWE Approval Period: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020,  Provider #1012. Social workers will receive up to 1.2 continuing education contact hours or 0.12 CEU’s at this education.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST(GMT+00:00)