Bita Ghafoori

Complex Trauma Throughout the Lifespan: Considerations for Practice to Support Healthy Aging

Trauma exposed older adults in public care systems are often less likely than younger populations to seek out and receive mental health services when in need. Understanding the care priorities of older adults who have experienced complex trauma throughout their livesĀ is important in order to address service use disparities among this vulnerable population. Providers play a critical role in treatment engagement and assisting in the management of the multi-layered needs that emerge with aging.

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