Wednesday, August 1, 2018

JFNA Webinar: Trauma, Hoarding, and Home Safety: Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Interventions for Older Adults

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT

Webinar attendees will learn about the relationship between trauma and hoarding, as well as the unique issues that older adults who have experienced trauma face in terms of home safety and hoarding. It will address how to determine the difference between a cluttered home and a hoarding situation, and what case managers should do when they encounter an older adult living in unsafe condition. The webinar will address ways to ensure that the homes of older adults who have experienced trauma are safe in a person-centered, trauma-informed way. It will highlight inexpensive changes that can be made in terms of products available and teachable techniques. Finally, it will cover what to tell occupational therapists, contractors, and mental health service providers who specialize in hoarding about older adults who have experienced trauma, so they are prepared to work with your clients.

Registration is required by August 7 to attend this event. All registrants will receive the webinar information via email on August 8.


Leah Bergen is the Project Manager at The Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.
With a thesis focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a doctoral degree in Psychology from University College London, Dr. Chia-Ying Chou has worked with over 100 individuals with Hoarding Disorder. She is currently developing a Compassion Focused Therapy treatment protocol, tailored for individuals suffering from Hoarding Disorder. Dr. Chou's clinical and research interests fall in the intersection between trauma and hoarding.
Amy Neuman is Program Manager of Holocaust Survivor Services in Aviv Older Adult Services at JF&CS Atlanta.
Andrew Sever, MS, OTR/L, ECHM, CAPS, CEAC is a licensed occupational therapist who has specialized in healthcare for seniors.

Learn more about the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care

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