Behavioral Health, Trauma Informed Approaches and PASRR : Are You Ready for November 28, 2019? (LIVESTREAM DATE) -- June 18, 2019

  • Registration Closed

New federal regulations have added requirements that facility leaders ensure competency-based training and skill sets for all staff members providing care to residents with behavioral health conditions, whose needs are identified through the facility assessment, resident assessments, and care planning process. The sessions will address common behavioral health conditions, including mental illness, substance use disorders, and brain injury, and the impact these conditions have on somatic conditions and physical functioning. Attendees will learn about the impact of trauma, trauma informed approaches, and person-centered interventions non-pharmaceutical interventions that positively impact care for residents with behavioral health conditions, a requirement of federal regulation Phase 3. Additionally, attendees will learn about the Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process in Maryland, plans for PASRR reform, and how PASRR can help with compliance with the new federal regulations.


  1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
  2. Administrators
  3. Social Workers

CEU-  6.25

  1. Administrator
  2. Social Worker

LifeSpan Members: $165.00

Nonmembers: $265.00

8:30 am    Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am - 11:00 am    

  • Federal Regulations and T-tags
  • Behavioral health conditions and federal requirements
  • Requirements related to trauma informed approaches

11:00 am - 11:15 am       Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

  • Differentiating delirium from dementia
  • Using preventive problem-solving to enhance person-centered care planning

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm      Lunch

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

  • Practical, person centered, and trauma informed approaches to service planning
  • Intervention for residents with behavioral health conditions

1:45 pm -  2:45  pm

  • Supporting individuals with substance use disorders and traumatic brain injury

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm        Break

3:00 pm -  4:15  pm

  • Maryland’s PASRR program “as is” and “will be”

4:15 pm                         Adjourn

Georgia L Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC LTC (Moderator)

Health Educator & Care Consultant, Behavioral Health System Baltimore

Leah M. Killian-Smith, BA, NHA, HSE, RHIA, CIMT (Moderator)

Director of Quality & Government Services, Pathway Health, Inc.

As a Director at Pathway Health, Leah has responsibility for supporting corporate accounts, developing new relationships with clients, education and training, and helping to lead the regulatory compliance initiatives of the clients we serve.  As Director of Corporate Accounts her primary responsibilities include providing excellent customer service and support for Pathway’s ongoing account relationships.  Other areas of responsibility include acquisition management projects, health department engagements, state and national association speaking, and also Health Information Management support of current and future changes with QAPI, compliance, HIPAA, and coding.  Leah brings twenty years of health care operations and management experience to Pathway Health.  Prior to Pathway Health Leah was responsible for operations at several long term care communities and also lead over a dozen successful nursing home closures. Ms. Killian-Smith is a credentialed Registered Health Information Administrator, Nursing Home Administrator, certified Class F Home Health Manager, experienced trainer, coach and mentor. She is skilled in assisting and leading start-up programs for long term care, transitional care, memory care, assisted living, and affordable housing

Anastasia B. Edmonston MS CRC (Moderator)

Coordinator, Traumatic Brain Injury Partner Grant

Jane Sacco, Chief (Moderator)

Division of Long Term Care Services

Jay Hensley, RN BC, MCO (Moderator)

Nurse Liaison, Beacon Health Options

This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 6.25 continuing education credits / contact hours.

This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators. 

Social Worker 

This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee per registrant, will be honored if requested in writing FIVE (5) business days prior to the date of the seminar. In the event of emergency, attendees may send substitutions in their places without prior notification. Additional fees may apply


Behavioral Health, Trauma Informed Approaches and PASRR Live Stream
06/18/2019 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  500 minutes
06/18/2019 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  500 minutes
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available