2023 Aging & Trauma Training Workshop

The JFNA Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma is pleased to invite you to the 2023 Training Workshop, hosted in coordination with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies’ annual conference, PowerNET 2023: MISSION POSSIBLE. Also offering sessions will be Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains. Plenaries and breakout sessions are open to attendees of any of the above organization, and participants may choose which sessions they attend.

JFNA’s Training Workshop is the only North American gathering focused on aging and trauma. It is the premier training opportunity for service providers and experts to hone their skills in providing person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) care to Holocaust survivors, diverse older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. During this conference, participants will learn promising practices in PCTI care and build relationships with service providers. We hope to see you there!


Dallas, Texas


Sunday, May 7, 2023 through Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Registration Cost

$695 for JFNA Training Workshop participants

Registration rates increase after March 15, 2023

Registration deadline of April 1, 2023

Training Workshop Schedule

Opening Plenary is at 11:30 a.m. Central Time on May 7, 2023

Closing Plenary ends at noon Central Time on May 9, 2023

Before the opening plenary at 8:30 a.m. on May 7, 2023, there are optional site visits to JFS Dallas Jubilee Park Community Clinic, JFS Dallas Food Pantry, and JFS Dallas PLAN Clubhouse for Adults with Mental Illness. The site visits are provided at no additional cost.

Training Workshop Plenaries and Breakout Topics

Vision from the Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Trauma’s Impact on Family Caregiving

PCTI Strategies for Hiring and Retaining the Direct Care Workforce

Historical Trauma Across the Lifespan

Lesson’s Learned from the ACL Grant

Creating PCTI Communities and Partnerships

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Trauma Treatment Modalities and Considerations

PCTI Strategies for Caregiving with Someone Living with Dementia

Integrating PCTI Strategies to Enhance Virtual and Hybrid Programming

Nonviolent Communication Practices that Embody PCTI Care

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage served during the conference will be kosher, including breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and hot beverages.

All registrations include Sunday lunch, a Sunday night Networking Cocktail Reception at the Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum, breakfast on Monday, a Monday afternoon refreshment break, a Monday night Texas-style Line Dancing Hoe Down, and Tuesday breakfast.

There will be an optional lunch on Monday, May 8, 2023 with the Claims Conference. The Claims Conference will provide a discount code so that Claims Conference-funded agencies can attend for free. There will be a charge for others who want to attend this lunch and are not Claims Conference recipient agencies. Other options for lunch include the optional networking lunches at the hotel for a cost, or choose a local restaurant.

There will be optional social dinners available on Monday, May 8, 2023.


Hotel: Fairmont Dallas located at 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. For more information about the hotel, click here

Room Rate: $199 per night. The room rate applies to three nights before and after conference dates. To book rooms with the conference room rate, reservations must be made by April 1st, 2023.

Book online here
or call 866-540-4427

Information for JFNA Subgrantees

At least one staff member from each current JFNA subgrantee is required to participate in the entire 2023 Training Workshop.

Each current subgrantee has up to $5,000 budgeted in their JFNA grant to cover Training Workshop costs of registration, travel, lodging, and meals. Subgrantees may send as many staff members to the Training Workshops as they wish, but any costs above $5,000 cannot be charged to the grant program or matching funds. Overmatch can be used to cover additional expenses.


Please contact JFNA at Aging@JewishFederations.org