Trainings/Presentations Offered

The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s staff and partnering agencies work together to provide multidisciplinary training to professionals from across disciplines and systems on a wide range of topics related to elder abuse and aging. These presentations are lively and interactive, utilizing a variety of teaching methods – e.g., didactic presentations, discussions, case studies, DVDs – to appeal to different adult learning styles.

NYCEAC’s faculty have presented locally, nationally and internationally on the subject of elder abuse and neglect to scientific, clinical, and other audiences. Our staff works to fit the needs of the audience, including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, bankers, social workers, nurses, attorneys, caseworkers and students. Fees vary depending on the request and travel required. Often staff present for no fee.  Some topics have included:

  • Caring for Communities of Support in Victims’ Lives
  • Clinical Evaluation of Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Community Academic Partnerships to Combat Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Combating Financial Exploitation
  • Concerned Persons in the Lives of Elder Abuse Victims: Results from a National Survey
  • Crime Victimization in Older Adults
  • Effective Use of REBT with Elder Abuse Victims
  • Elder Abuse 101
  • Elder Abuse: Clinical Social Work Interventions
  • Elder Justice Roadmap: Putting You in the Driver’s Seat
  • Elder Mistreatment: An International Perspective
  • Guardianships and Alternatives to Guardianships
  • Helping Elder Abuse Victims: Mental Health Perspectives
  • Interview for Decisional Abilities
  • Intimate Partner Abuse in Later Life
  • Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Resident to Resident Elder Mistreatment in Long Term Care Facilities
  • Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders
  • Self-Neglect in Older Adults
  • Strategies for Assisting Reluctant Elder Abuse Victims
  • The Power of Partnerships in Responding to Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Utilizing Multidisciplinary Teams (Note: Through NYCEAC’s MDTx Initiative, NYCEAC presents in-service trainings regularly on multidisciplinary teams for no fee to Brooklyn and Manhattan organizations. Contact Ayana Mortley at to discuss this training for your organization.)
Trainings/Presentations Conducted

The following is a partial list of NYC-based organizations that have received a presentation or training by NYCEAC staff and partners on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and/or NYCEAC’s MDTs. Through these activities, thousands of professionals have been reached:

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS
  • Barrier Free Justice
  • Barrier Free Living
  • Bellevue Hospital’s Social Work Department
  • Bowery Resident’s Committee
  • Bronx Elder Abuse Task Force
  • Brooklyn Adult Protective Services
  • Brooklyn Borough President’s Spring Forum
  • Brooklyn Family Justice Center
  • Brooklyn Guardianship Judges
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Church
  • Brooklyn VA
  • CaringKind (formerly Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter) – Caregiver Program
  • CASA
  • Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
  • Columbia University’s School of Nursing
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s Neurology Residents
  • Columbia School of Nursing
  • Compassionate Care Hospice of New York
  • Council for Senior Centers and Services – Workshop at the Annual Conference 2012
  • Family Justice Center – Health Care Symposium
  • Geriatric Mental Health Alliance
  • Heights and Hills
  • Henry Street Settlement House
  • Home Based Care Management
  • HRA APS North and South Manhattan Offices
  • HRA Customized Assistance Services
  • Interfaith Medical Center
  • Inwood Community Services
  • JASA’s Case Management Program
  • JASA Manhattan APS
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Manhattan Borough President’s Senior Advisory Group
  • Manhattan Adult Protective Services
  • Metropolitan Jewish Health Care
  • NYC HRA’s Adult Protective Services’ Advisory Committee
  • NYC American Psychological Association’s Geriatric Subcommittee
  • NYC Elder Abuse Conference – workshops presented annually
  • NYPH Social Work Department
  • NYU School of Nursing
  • NYU Social Work and Geriatric Department
  • Queens Adult Protective Services
  • Queens Elder Abuse Task Force
  • Queens Family Justice Center
  • Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
  • Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders
  • Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
  • Vera Institute
  • Village Care APS
  • VNS Choice
  • Woodhull Hospital
Attending MDT Meetings

In addition to attending a training or presentation on elder abuse, it can also be beneficial to observe professionals from a wide range of disciplines actively coordinate responses to abuse. Students interested in learning more about utilizing a team approach to respond to elder abuse cases are invited to attend a Manhattan EMDT or Brooklyn MDT meeting. To date, medical students, geriatric fellows, geropsychology fellows, public health and social work interns have found this experience useful.

Contact Information

Please contact Ayana Mortley at for more information about scheduling a training or presentation for your staff or attending an MDT meeting.