BlogReflections from the Crossroads
I wonder how you are doing in these strange times, how we might connect, and what I can do to support you in the age of social distancing.
Face Masks, PPE, and Trauma-Informed Care: Cultivating Connection in the Era of Covid-19 Coronavirus
As health care providers, we need to be aware that people who live with a trauma history may be triggered by face-masks in ways they may not even comprehend on a conscious level. I’m thinking of two primary kinds of trauma right now, although there may be others:
Lisa A. Kendall, LCSW-R, CSW-G has been selected for the 2019 Best of Ithaca Award in the Psychotherapist category by the Ithaca Award Program.
It is with a sense of wonder, curiosity, sadness, and gratitude that I am announcing the closing of my Ithaca-based psychotherapy practice.
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How are you holding space for your grief, remembering those who have passed? Are you giving yourself time to heal? If it has been a while, do you also make room for your own growth, your own life?
Even though painful memories and unresolved trauma can keep Elders and their care partners from enjoying the bounty of a rich and vibrant community, there are real-world approaches to recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. We can ensure that everyone in our community is able to hear and say “yes” to our invitation to enjoy the Garden!
“How has Mrs. Smith handled change in the past?” This was how we predicted how well a new resident would cope with nursing home admission in 1983, when I started my career in aging services. For the most part, this simplistic rule of thumb seemed to work, but I look...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires the provision of Trauma-Informed Care, and your nursing home needs to be in compliance by this November! What?!?!? Have you wondered where or how to start with implementing Trauma-Informed Care in your...
Today, we welcome guest blogger, Christine Klotz, author of All-In Caregiving: A Guide for the Care of Aging Parents. Providing care and support for a family member or other loved one takes time that you just might feel you don’t have. You have your own life that is...