Caregiving approaches for older adults (nursing home residents) who have histories of trauma.
Nursing home staff.
- Define trauma-informed care
- List resources for trauma-informed care education for staff
- Explain caregiving approaches that can be used with individuals who have a history of trauma
Tracey Gendron, MS, PhD, is associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Gerontology in the College of
Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracey holds master’s degrees in gerontology and psychology, and a doctorate in developmental psychology. She teaches service-based courses including grant writing, research methods and biology of aging. Tracey takes an all-inclusive approach to teaching about aging, particularly highlighting understudied and underrepresented groups that are at increased risk of negative health outcomes and discrimination. Her research is focused on the language, expression and perpetuation of ageism, aging, anxiety, and gerontophobia. Her personal and professional goal is to raise awareness of how deeply embedded ageism is within all cultures and settings.
Gigi Amateau is director of grants and research with Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition, a university-community collective impact initiative co-led by Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology and Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging. Gigi has a master’s degree in gerontology and is a doctoral student in the health-related sciences program at VCU. She co-teaches “Aging and Human Values” and is an experienced trainer on social connectedness and well-being; navigating loss; and ethical decision making in long-term care. She has worked in Richmond’s non-profit community for 30 years serving people with HIV/AIDS, people experiencing homelessness, older adults, and people with disabilities. Additionally, she works in home care as a certified personal care aide and is a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor. She is trained in Mental Health First Aid and in the Community Resilience Model (CRM).
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