Did you know that women Veterans experience a high prevalence of trauma? Understanding women Veterans’ unique health care needs and using trauma-informed care approaches can greatly improve health outcomes for women Veterans.

Join us May 26 at 1 p.m. ET for our next webinar, Women Veterans and Trauma-Informed Care.

During the webinar, Dr. Lynette Adams will discuss the prevalence of interpersonal trauma in the women Veteran population and the proposed pathways to poor health. Women Veterans, LGBTQ+ Veterans and the trauma experienced across lifespans will be reviewed.

She will also cover the broad concept and guiding principles of trauma-informed care and medical care challenges survivors may experience. Attendees will receive tips for Veteran-focused trauma informed care, including:

  • Trauma informed care language;
  • Safety;
  • Trustworthiness;
  • Collaboration & Mutuality;
  • Choice;
  • Empowerment;
  • Cultural/Historical/Gender Issues;
  • Selected Trauma Informed Physical Exam Skills.

The pandemic as trauma, pandemic safety concerns, trauma informed telehealth, and telehealth safety will also be discussed.  VA Resources available to everyone will be provided.

Attending this webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about the application of trauma-informed care for all Veterans, and how to best support Veterans’ health care needs.

Webinar information

  • Title: Women Veterans and Trauma-Informed Care.
  • When: May 26 at 1 p.m. ET.
  • Register: Register in VHA TRAIN. Webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
  • A recording will be available in TRAIN approximately 45 to 60 days after the webinar.

You must complete the end of course evaluation to receive credit for the course and continuing education credit.

To see previous provider webinars, visit https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/?s=provider+webinar.

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