Upcoming Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities Events

Mental Health 101, Suicide Prevention & De-escalation Strategies
Wednesday, August 30 from 1 – 2 pm ET

This session is an introductory training to help identify, understand, and respond to mental health disorders. It also includes helpful strategies for suicide prevention and de-escalation techniques applicable to nursing homes.
Learning Objectives:
1. Define and discuss common mental health disorders in nursing facilities.
2. Discuss causes contributing to the onset or exacerbation of symptoms.
3. Provide awareness of suicide prevention.
4. Identify helpful de-escalation strategies nursing home staff can use to support residents with mental health conditions.

Understand Substance Use Disorders Related to Nursing Facility Residents
Thursday, August 31 from 1 – 1:30 pm ET

This webinar will provide a general overview of substance use disorders with a focus on residents in skilled nursing facilities.  It will help care providers to understand the resident’s disease of addiction process and how their disease is treated in a complex and multidisciplinary manner.
Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to differentiate between substance use, substance dependence, and substance use disorder.
2. Learn language that reduces stigma and builds therapeutic alliance with patients with substance use disorder.
3. Understand barriers that residents experience in healthcare, especially in skilled nursing environments.
4. Review neuropathology of addiction.
5. Gain understanding of treatment frameworks for substance use disorder.