Care Compass Network’s May Lunch and Learn Webinar
In 2020, Ithaca College was awarded an Innovation Fund grant from Care Compass Network that aimed to integrate behavioral health care into medical care for older adults using a trauma-informed elder care model. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ithaca College expanded their target audience to include primary care, hospital-based care, and hospice organizations in addition to long-term care facilities. The program also pivoted to include self-care and stress resilience for medical workers, as this aspect of trauma-informed care emerged as essential during the pandemic. In parallel, Ithaca College is developing a library of training videos on trauma-informed long-term care which will be available in the near future.
Barbara Ganzel, PhD, LMSW, is a research neuroscientist, hospice-trained clinical social worker, with over 20 years of experience in the study of stress and its impact on brain, body, and behavior across the lifespan. She is currently the director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. Dr. Ganzel’s current work focuses on trauma-informed elder care and the development of behavioral approaches to reducing symptoms of stress and psychological trauma for people, at or near, the end of life.
Join us on Friday, June 11th, for an interactive and engaging presentation on building a community-driven network. Nationally recognized speaker, Karis Grounds, Vice President of Health and Community Impact at 211 San Diego Community Information Exchange (CIE), will be sharing some of the key components necessary to build a strong and sustainable CIE network. Karis will share how communities working within the CIE have experienced meaningful community impacts which allowed them to shift away from a reactive approach towards a proactive, person-centered care approach that focuses on inclusivity and health equity. Their CIE has brought partners together from across the continuum of care, creating one cohesive unit that utilizes a shared language, a database of community resources, and integrated technology platforms. These elements have promoted a cross-sector collaboration which is well positioned to deliver enhanced and high-quality community care.