Workshop on Person-Centered Trauma Informed Care for Older Adults

A training workshop “Person-Centered Trauma Informed Care for Older Adults” to be held on August 21 from 10am to 12pm at the Tucson JCC. Registration starts at 9:30am. Free and open to anyone who provides care for older adults. Register here PCTI Workshop.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) will offer a free workshop for anyone in our community who cares for older adults and wants to understand how past emotional experiences affect them and the people in their care. Caregivers, baby boomers caring for aging parents, behavioral health and medical providers, home health care agencies, senior service providers, clinical staff and administrators are invited to join us for “Person-Centered Trauma Informed Care for Older Adults” on August 21 from 10am to 12pm at the Tucson JCC, 3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718. Registration starts at 9:30am.

The workshop will offer an in-depth look at the components of “Person-Centered Trauma Informed Care (PCTI)”; the science behind trauma and how it affects the brain, how traumatic memory can impact current functioning, and the importance of self-regulation strategies.

As we age, the memories and emotions from past experiences often resurface and intensify just as we are becoming less resilient and more dependent on others for our wellbeing and care. The workshop provides a deeper understanding of the relationship between trauma and the brain, and how this relationship impacts older adults. We draw from JFCS’ expertise in providing support for the Holocaust Survivors in our community whose hope, strength and resilience serve as guiding lights in our reciprocal journey of teaching and learning. Workshop participants will learn and explore strategies for incorporating PCTI at an individual and organizational level.

The “Person Centered Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults” workshop will be facilitated by JFCS Vice President of Clinical Services, Melissa Zimmerman, LMSW, BHP, CCTP. Ms. Zimmerman has more than 10 years of experience in the publicly funded behavioral health and social services for children, adults and families. She will be joined by clinical therapist and Jewish community educator, Sharon Glassberg, M.C. who provides Holocaust Survivors with behavioral health and support services at JFCS.

For more info and to register click here: PCTI Workshop

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This service is supported by a grant from The JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.



Thank you to the Tucson JCC for generously donating the space for this event.