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May 2024 SPIN

Date:  Monday, May 20, 2024** one week early

Time:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Host:  Anthology Beaverton, 910 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006

Speaker bio:

Jessica Leitner, MSW, an accomplished Behavior Consultant and trainer, has spent more than 30 years advocating for adults and families with developmental disabilities in the Portland, Oregon area. She is owner of Jessica Leitner Consulting, LLC, a private consulting firm helping caregiving organizations navigate an ever changing set of rules and regulations while maintaining quality care. She served as an Oregon Intervention System (OIS) Trainer and Steering Committee Member and helped bring Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to local law enforcement agencies in Clackamas County and Portland. Jessica earned a master’s in social work from Portland State University and a BA in Psychology from Oregon State University. Previously, she held positions with Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Edwards Center, Inc.


Introduction to Trauma Informed Care

Trauma is an often-overlooked variable in the lives of older adults. Old age, coupled with multiple chronic conditions, progressive loss of autonomy and exposure to a high risk of traumatic events, underscores the need for trauma sensitive care with the aging population. During this presentation, you will learn the definition of trauma and why trauma informed care is important in long-term care. 


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