On Thursday December 14, I will present a talk at a one-day event organized by ESCOTA, the Ease Side Council of the Aging, which is a voluntary not-for profit interagency interdisciplinary organization for professionals working in the field of aging. For more information about ESCOTA, see their webpage.
The talk will address unique issues that elderly adults who have suffered trauma at earlier phases in life might experience as they age, and how trauma in the survivor might have impacted others and the family dynamics including survivors’ spouses and adult children. An important focus of the presentation will be the risk for re-traumatization of elderly trauma survivors in healthcare. In addition to the need for health providers and care givers to become able to recognize the signs of trauma in elderly and become aware of particular sensitivities in their clients, I will address particular strategies to reduce the risk of dehumanization of elderly trauma survivors.
The event will take place at James Lenox House, 49 E 73rd Street (between Madison and Park). More inf0rmation about the event can be found from this link.