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 lives 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.
This webinar will review influences on attitudes about mental health treatment among a vulnerable diverse trauma exposed middle aged and older adult population. It will also highlight relevant clinical factors and service models to support this population in managing the emerging multi-faceted care needs associated with treatment for complex trauma to foster positive quality of life.