Surviving the Storm: Behavioral Health in the Wake of the Pandemic (Two-Part)

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Webinar: 2022 Behavioral Health (Two-Parts) $325.00
Webinar: Part I - 2022 Behavioral Health (2/17/22) $175.00
Webinar: Part II - 2022 Behavioral Health (2/24/22) $175.00

About the event

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February 17 & 24, 2022

As the long-term care industry weathers, the fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic, addressing the resulting behavioral health concerns impacting staff and residents and their families adds another layer of stress to the recovery process. The contemporary long-term care community is challenged to address a broad range of emerging psychosocial considerations, as the next generation of resident is far more complex. Growing numbers of residents report increased feelings of depression and anxiety, substance use, and thoughts of suicide. Moreover, the assessment process must take into consideration today’s customer – far more independent, outspoken, and likely to march to the beat of their own drummer.  

Understanding the symptoms of illness and the psychosocial manifestations of trauma are two critical elements of successful intervention. This discussion explores the clinical and social influences to be considered in the assessment of and response to the behavioral health needs of the community. Strategies for addressing issues relative to unsafe smoking, substance abuse, hoarding/compulsions, and related concerns are a focus of this conversation.


  • Discussion on the importance of understanding the symptoms and challenges associated with a diagnosis and psychosocial circumstances
  • Strategies to improve communication and relationships between staff and residents and their families, and residents and their peers, in a proactive effort to minimize the potential for stress and conflict 
  • Comprehensive review of contemporary assessment and care planning strategies specific to addressing behavioral health needs, with a concentration on addressing unsafe smoking, hoarding/compulsions, trauma and related mood/behavior challenges.

These interesting and informative webinars will be presented by Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist. 

Target Audience

Administrators, Executive Directors, Nursing Staff, Social Workers, Rehabilitation Professionals and other Interdisciplinary Team Members. 


1.5 CEUs per session are available for LNHAs and ALAs


One day prior to each session, all registrants will be emailed:

  • A link to the webinar program
  • Handouts for the presentation, including a credit and evaluation form for CEUs.

PLEASE NOTE: Cost is per connection. Multiple participants may listen in on one connection at the cost of one registration. Multiple lines from the same facility will be invoiced an additional registration fee.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued after the webinar.

When & Where
Feb 17
17th - 24th February 2022