Trauma and Older Adults

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Trauma and Older Adults


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Presenter: Billye Jones, LCSW

NASW Members: Free | Non-Members: $30 | NASW Member (Non-NYS): $15

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Workshop Name:

Date: Wednesday, Febuary 6, 2019
Presenter: Billye Jones, LCSW
NASW Member Fee: Free
Non-Member Fee: $30

NASW Member (Non-NYS): $15
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Getting older is not traumatic in and of itself, but there can be circumstances such as illness, loss, involuntary retirement, leaving home, and having to engage in systems for the first time, which can be traumatic. Also, many older adults may have un-identified and or unresolved trauma which can be triggered by the events mentioned above. Additionally, we will explore the importance of ongoing assessment, intervention, and treatment of trauma in later life. . 

Learning Objectives:

After the completion of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How illness, loss, hospitalization, or nursing home placement can re-traumatize older adults
  • Behaviors in older adults which might indicate trauma
  • Trauma-informed practices that can help us work better with older adults

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)

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Billye J. Jones, LCSW is an experienced clinician, supervisor, field instructor, administrator, program developer, and relationship builder. Billye incorporates her passion of child sexual abuse treatment, prevention and developing trauma informed programs in her multiple roles. She has performed extensive work with sexually abused children and adults as well as sexually reactive and aggressive youth. In addition, Billye has trained therapists, students, parents, teachers, child welfare staff, attorneys, social workers and many others about issues relating to child sexual abuse. She was involved in all activities related to child sexual abuse prevention, which included panels, newspaper, radio, and television and even appeared in a documentary. Some of the topics of her trainings include: Treatment, Prevention; Identifying signs and symptoms; How to increase protective factors; Using the arts to break the silence around abuse; How to handle disclosure; How to safeguard a home after the occurrence of child sexual abuse; and the long term impact of childhood sexual abuse. Billye has a Master of Social Work degree from New York University (NYU). She attained a Post Master’s Certificate in Clinical Practice from NYU, an Advanced Certificate Program in Non-profit management from New York Medical College/Fordham University. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and has been a member of the National Ethics Committee for 8 years. Billye is the Co-chair of the Whitney M. Young Multicultural Affairs Committee (Westchester Division) and has been a member of the committee for 14 years.


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February 6th, 2019 6:00 PM through  7:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 0.00
NASW (Non-NYS) Member $ 15.00
Non-Member $ 30.00