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Trauma Informed Counseling for Older Adults

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Many older adults have been exposed to trauma in their lifetime. They may have been exposed to violence, discrimination, natural disasters, or have survived a past crime.

The accumulation of past trauma experiences can exacerbate symptoms related to a current trauma.

In this webinar, attendees will learn—

  • the importance of referring older survivors of crime to counseling services,
  • the factors that increase an older adult's risk for future victimization,
  • how counseling services can help a survivor and aid in your professional role, and
  • what types of counseling resources are available to older adults.

Issues pertaining to cultural sensitivity and ethical dilemmas will be explored.

Date Created: January 13, 2022