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◂  November 2023

2023 MI-NADONA Webinar: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse in LTC

Published by: Elly Cabral


The Federal regulations on Trauma-informed care introduced a new focus on ensuring long-term care staff are prepared to address a broader variety of behavioral health needs. National studies reveal a significant increase in adverse behavioral health conditions, including symptoms of anxiety and depression, or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19 in many communities. This discussion offers a framework for preparing to care well for individuals impacted by mental health concerns, including substance abuse disorder. Assessment of staff and resident behavioral health needs, education and training, and service development are a focus of this conversation.


November 16, 2023 | 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST


At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a gain in knowledge and skills necessary to creating an environment of healing and recovery for the residents living in the community.


  1. Explain the intent of the Federal regulations relative to trauma-informed care and behavioral health;
  2. Recognize and appropriately respond to the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders; and
  3. Access effective programs and services to support healing and recovery across a broad demographic.


Fee Registrant Type
$99 MI-NADONA Member Rate
$149 Non Member Rate
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Continuing Education

Final determination of contact hours will be published on the website.

RN: Nurse participants may earn up to 1.5 nurse education contact hours. Health Care Association of Michigan is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The Health Care Association of Michigan is a Certified Sponsor of continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

  • This program has been submitted, but not yet approved for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS.

CE Reporting:  HCAM will need 30 days after the event conclusion to compile and process all attendance data. Once the data is compiled, certificates will be available to access. Certificate questions should be directed to Mary Gettel. Session attendance for administrators will be reported to NAB using their NAB Registry ID. NAB Registry IDs MUST be submitted during the registration process.

Requirements of Participation:

  1. Conference evaluation is required.
    • This will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the event and must be completed within 72 hours.
  2. Be sure you are entering and exiting sessions at the start and end of the session – if you miss more than 10 minutes because you arrived late or left early, you will not receive credit. It is YOUR responsibility to follow the agenda and be on time!
  3. Attendees caught cheating or violating our attendance policies will not receive credit for the event.

Barbara Speedling
An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well. Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara’s unique education and training programs have helped countless adult care communities achieve lasting improvements in quality care and quality of life.

Registration Policies HCAM Nurse Education Committee

Primary Nurse Planner:

Carole Stacy, MSN, MA, RN – HCAM Nurse Consultant
Carole Stacy has disclosed that she has no relevant biasing relationship of a financial, professional, personal or commercial interest.

Nurse Planners:

Shari Carson, RN, BSN, LNHA, CDP, CDON, CIC – Regional Clinical Coordinator for Ciena Healthcare
Shari Carson has disclosed that she has no relevant biasing relationship of a financial, professional, personal or commercial interest.

Marie Patrick, RN, BSN, LNHA – Administrator for Holt Senior Care and Rehab
Marie Patrick has disclosed that she has no relevant biasing relationship of a financial, professional, personal or commercial interest.

Bonnie Vanderkarr, RN, BSN – Corporate Clinical Educator for Ciena Healthcare
Bonnie Vanderkarr has disclosed that she has no relevant biasing relationship of a financial, professional, personal or commercial interest.

Activity Planners:

Vickie Burlew, RN, ADNS, LNHA – Health Care Consultant and Educator for Rolf Consulting and Lebenbom & Rothman PC
Vickie Burlew has disclosed that she has no relevant biasing relationship of a financial, professional, personal or commercial interest.

The HCAM NEC is committed to ensuring all educational activities include only evidence-based content and that all activities are presented in a balanced manner and bias-free.

If you feel that the educational activity was presented in a manner that violated these principles, please contact a member of the NEC immediately. Should you have a
question regarding relationships with commercial interests, please contact the HCAM NEC.

Commercial Support Disclosures


  • “Ineligible Company”: Any organization or subsidiary whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used on or by patients.
  • “Financial Relationship”: Examples include employee, researcher, consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, ownership interest, and any other activities from which remuneration is received or expected.


No planners, presenters or other faculty have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies except as follows:


No commercial support was received for this program.


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Education Coordinator

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