Webinars

 

 

The Center hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to person-centered, trauma-informed care. Below are links to the recordings and PowerPoint presentations.

 

Exploring Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults in Western and Central New York

May 2022

 

Shelley Rood Wernick, Managing Director | The Jewish Federations of North America

Vicki Grant, Founder | Trauma-Informed Care Throughout Allegany County (former Commissioner of Social Services for Allegany County)

Pete Hill | Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc
Joan Royle, Executive Director | Westcott Community Center

 

This panel discussion with the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York reviews aging with a history of trauma and the person-centered, trauma-informed approach.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

Care for Older Adults with a History of Trauma: Findings and Implications of a National Survey on Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care

May 2022

 

Shelley Rood Wernick, Managing Director | The Jewish Federations of North America

Barbara Bedney, Director of Research and Evaluation | The Jewish Federations of North America

Carmel Rabin, Project Manager for Research and Evaluation | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar reviews findings and implications of JFNA’s newly published report on the state of person-centered, trauma-informed care among US-based aging services providers.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia and a History of Trauma: Unique Challenges and Trauma-Informed Approaches
August 2021

 

Andrea Korsunsky, BSW, Director of the Center for Dementia Care | Seniors at Home
Jennifer Reeder, LCSW, SIFI, Director of Education and Social Services | The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

 

This webinar provides an overview of the intersection between trauma and dementia, discusses the unique burdens and challenges of family caregivers of older adults with dementia and a history of trauma, and provides practical examples of person-centered, trauma-informed approaches for family caregivers of older adults with a history of trauma and dementia.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

Caregiver Resources: Bathing | Incontinence | "I want to go home!" | Meal Time | Repetition | Sexual Disinhibition

 

 

 

Community-Building Services and Strategies for Aging Trauma Survivors
July 2021

 

Karen Edell Yoskowitz, Assistant Director | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar presents an innovative model that uses Leadership Councils, comprised of local agencies and stakeholders, to assess the needs of olderadults with a history of trauma and to ensure that services are provided in a person-centered, trauma-informed way. This presentation was given bythe Jewish Federations of North America at the virtual National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual conference.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Vaccine Reluctance Among Older Adults with a History of Trauma: Diverse Concerns, Trauma-Informed Strategies, and Lessons for the Future
June 2021

 

Leah Bergen Miller, B.A., Associate Director, Center on Aging and Trauma | The Jewish Federations of North America
Myra Giberovitch, M.S.W., R.S.W., Social Worker, Consultant, Therapist, & Educator
S. Orlene Grant, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., President, Founder & CEO | Juanita C. Grant Foundation
Rafael Martinez (he/him), L.C.S.W., Clinical Social Worker | Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Shannon Patrick, M.P.H., Program Director | MHP Salud

 

This webinar presents an overview of how a history of trauma can impact older adults as they age, and about how this impact may contribute to a hesitancy among diverse populations of older adults to get the COVID-19 and other vaccinations.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

How Trauma Impacts the Aging Experience

February 2021

 

Stephanie Erickson, Author of Plan for Aging Well

Shelley Rood Wernick, Managing Director | The Jewish Federations of North America

Barbara Bedney, Director of Research and Evaluation | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

During this interview, Stephanie Erickson, author of Plan for Aging Well, interviews JFNA’s Shelley Rood Werneck and Barbara Bedney about how a history of trauma impacts the aging experience.

 

Recording

 

 

 

How to Provide Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care for Older Refugees
January 2021

 

Charise Jensen, Program Manager for the Community Care Transitions Program | Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services
Leah Bergen Miller, Associate Director, Center on Aging and Trauma | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar reviews how person-centered, trauma-informed care can be implemented to support the health and well-being of older refugees. 

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Program Sustainability: Supporting Programs Beyond Initial Funding
December 2020

 

Bradley Laye, Consultant to JFNA’s Holocaust Survivor Initiative | The Jewish Federations of North America
Cathy Barker, Chief Executive Officer | Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
Leah Guskin, Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations | Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
Garett Ray, Director of Senior and Holocaust Services | Jewish Family Services of Columbus, Ohio
Shelley Rood Wernick, Managing Director | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar reviews current trends in program sustainability and provides examples of how to fundraise through the Community Reinvestment Act and community partnerships.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Evaluation Findings of a Community Based Intervention for Holocaust Survivors
November 2020

 

Karen Edell Yoskowitz, Assistant Director | The Jewish Federations of North America
Carmel Rabin, Project Manager for Research and Evaluation | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar presents evaluation results of the Critical Supports Program model and implications for research and replication with Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. (This webinar was a conference presentation given by The Jewish Federations of North America's Center on Aging and Trauma at the virtual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting).  

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Emerging Issues in Aging and Trauma: Challenges and Implications for Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care
July 2020 

 

Dr. Joan Cook, Associate Professor | Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Joe Ruzek, Adjunct Professor, Co-Director, and Psychology Professor | Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for m2 Health at Palo Alto University, and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

 

This webinar provides person-centered, trauma-informed tools and techniques to address sleep disturbances and substance abuse among older adults with a history of trauma.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

A Conversations with the Administration for Community Living about PCTI Care for Older Adults and Family Caregivers
June 2020 

 

Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services | Administration for Community Living

 

In this webinar, Greg Link of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides an overview of ACL’s connection and interest in person-centered, trauma-informed programming.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Implementing Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care with Older Adults with a History of Trauma 
May 2020 

 

Amanda Jarvis, Assistant Project Manager | The Jewish Federations of North America
Leah Bergen Miller, Associate Director | The Jewish Federations of North America
Karen Edell Yoskowitz, Assistant Director | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar provides an overview of person-centered, trauma-informed care and the Center on Aging and Trauma’s programming.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Promising Practices in Providing Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Services During a Pandemic 
April 2020 

 

Carly M. Bruski, Director of the Holocaust Survivor Support Program | Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
Leah Buchbinder, Assistant Director of Community Program Development | Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Milana Hazan, Associate Executive Director | The Blue Card 

 

This webinar reviews how to provide person-centered, trauma-informed care to prevent social isolation and deliver nutritious food to Holocaust survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Program Evaluations: Principles, Practices, and Strategies 
November 2019 

 

Dr. Barbara Bedney, Director of Research and Evaluation | The Jewish Federations of North America
Amanda Barmash, (former) Project Assistant | The Jewish Federations of North America

 

This webinar reviews the principles, practices, and strategies of person-centered, trauma-informed program evaluation.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Creative Arts Interventions for Older Adults with a History of Trauma 
July 2019 

 

Mariya Keselman, Program Coordinator and Creative Arts Therapist | KleinLife
Nicole Brown, Program Coordinator | Jewish Family and Community Services Jacksonville
Elise Gold, Executive Director | Jewish Family Service of Orange County, Inc. 

 

This webinar takes a look at how innovative person-centered, trauma-informed creative arts programs can address the health and well-being of older adults with a history of trauma.

 

PowerPoint | Recording 

 

 

 

The Impact of Trauma on the Body and Brain 
May 2019 

 

Laura Hinds, Principal Partner | Hindsight Consulting Group, LLC
Dr. Naomi Jones, Senior Director of Outpatient Services | Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

 

This webinar reviews the consequences of trauma on the body and brain, and provides best practices to promote health and well-being in older adults with a history of trauma.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Trauma, Hoarding, and Home Safety: Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Interventions for Older Adults 
August 2018 

 

Matt Paxton, Founder | Legacy Navigator
Dr. Chia-Ying Chou, Licensed Psychologist
Amy E. Neuman, Program Manager of Holocaust Survivor Services | Jewish Family and Career Services Atlanta
Andrew Sever, Founder | EnABLE Home Solutions LLC

 

This webinar reviews the relationship between hoarding and trauma and explores techniques for promoting home safety among older adults with a history of trauma.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with a History of Trauma: Needs, Challenges, and Emerging Approaches
February 2018

 

Tara Giese, Program Manager, Caregiver Support and Respite Program | Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota
Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services | Administration for Community Living
Debbie Rosenwein, Manager of Holocaust Services | Jewish Family Service Agency of Central New Jersey     

 

This webinar reviews the unique needs of family caregivers of older adults with a history of trauma, as well as how to provide them with person-centered, trauma-informed care.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

Strategies and Principles for Building Trainings on Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care
August 2017

 

The Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit
Alpert Jewish Family Services
Guardians of the Sick

 

This webinar presents innovative methods of training staff, home health aides, family caregivers, and medical professionals in providing person-centered, trauma-informed care.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

Embracing the Future: How Technology Can Reduce Social Isolation Among Older Adults
July 2017

 

The Jewish Federations of North America

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
Selfhelp Community Services
Jewish Family Services of the Cincinnati Area

 

This webinar reviews methods in which technology can be used in a person-centered, trauma-informed way to reduce social isolation among older adults with a history of trauma.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

 

Asking the Difficult Questions: Preventing Re-traumatization During Client Intake, Interviews, and Applications
February 2017

 

Susan A. Green, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work | University at Buffalo
Katy Frank, Refugee Officer | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

 

This webinar reviews how to conduct intake, interviews, and applications of older adults with a history of trauma in a person-centered, trauma-informed way.

 

PowerPoint | Recording

 

 

 

 

Fundraising for Holocaust Survivor Care

November 2016

 

Max Kleinman, Senior Consultant | The Jewish Federations of North America
Beverly Woznica, Managing Director of Financial Resources Development | The Jewish Federations of North America
Anat Barber, Major Gifts Officer of Capital Gifts and Special Initiatives | UJA-Federation of New York.

 

This webinar provides agency executives, development personnel, local Federation staff, and lay leaders with information on how to raise philanthropic funding for Holocaust survivor programs.

 

PowerPoint | Recording