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Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study
A symposium on the findings of the New York State Elder Abuse Study
Self-Reported Prevalence and Documented Case Studies
When: Thursday, March 24, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service, Institute for Women and Girls
113 West 60th Street, 12th Floor Faculty Lounge, New York, NY 10023
RSVP: Priscilla Dyer at email@example.com; For questions please call 212-636-6623.
This symposium is free; RSVP required. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Dean Peter Vaughan, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Commissioner Lilliam Barrios Paoli (Invited), New York City Department for the Aging
Dr. Jacquelin Berman, Director of Research: New York City Department for the Aging
Art Mason, Director: Elder Abuse Prevention Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester
The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive studies to quantify the extent of elder abuse in a discrete jurisdiction ever attempted, and certainly the largest in any single American state. With funding from the New York State William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund, a program administered under NYS Office of Children and Family Services, three community, governmental, and academic partners (Lifespan of Greater Rochester, The New York City Department for the Aging and the Weill Cornell Medical College) formed a collaborative partnership to conduct the study. Fordham University is a partner with Lifespan on the study.