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, neglect and financial exploitation to scientific, clinical, and other audiences. Our staff works to fit the needs of the audience. 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
  • 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
Attending an EMDT Meeting

In addition to attending a training or presentation on elder abuse, it can also be beneficial to observe an EMDT meeting to see professionals from a wide range of disciplines actively coordinate responses to elder abuse. This opportunity is available to both professionals and students. To date, medical students, geriatric medicine fellows, geriatric psychiatry fellows, and public health, law and social work interns have found this exposure useful.

Contact Information

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

This program is funded by New York City’s Department for the Aging.