Family gatherings are more commonplace in December, and older adults without families can experience more acute social isolation. Since isolation is both a risk factor for and a consequence of elder abuse, we decided to ask you - our social media followers and colleagues - to commit to speaking with an older adult in December. Our hope was that, by sharing this campaign, we could support older adults and contribute towards the prevention of elder abuse during the 2017 holiday season. More →
This post includes a summary of resources as well as educational and case consultation opportunities relevant to the elder justice field. If you are aware of additional resources or have comments about any of the resources listed below, please use the response box at the end of the post to share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), and the Academy for Professional Excellence will present a webinar titled, “Involving Elected Officials in Coalitions,” on June 27, 2013 at 1:00pm EDT. Email email@example.com to register.
The Research to Practice (R2P) webinar series will host their next webinar entitled, “Elder Abuse Screening Tools for Use in Primary Care: Reaching for Solid Ground” on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Presenter Hollie K. Caldwell, PhD(c), MSN, RN, will share the results of an integrative review of elder abuse screening instruments for use in primary care. For additional information about this webinar and to register, please click here. The R2P webinar series is sponsored by the joint NAPSA-NCPEA Research Committee with support from the National Adult Protective Services Resource Center and hosted by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency.
The Investor Protection Trust (IPT) has released the results from a new online survey of 603 U.S. doctors who work with older adults. The survey entitled, “Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation: Do Doctors Know the Symptoms?” focuses on the topic of older patients potentially at risk for investment fraud. To read more about the findings of this survey, click here to view IPT’s press release. To view the complete survey results, click here.
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) has launched a podcast! The first episode highlights the work done by Adult Protective Services, which is a division of HRA and a partner of the NYC Elder Abuse Center. Click here to listen to the podcast.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams offer case consultation in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.
- Elder Abuse Case Coordination & Review Team: Meetings are held five times per year at various locations in Manhattan. Contact Sarah Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about upcoming meetings.
- Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team: Meetings are held every Wednesday morning – except the first Wednesday of the month – from 9:00-10:30am at a convenient downtown Brooklyn location.
To RSVP – and to receive location information for both of these meetings – please email Robin Roberts at email@example.com or call her at (212) 746-7211.
The Bronx Elder Abuse Task Force will be meeting regularly on the first Thursday of every other month: October, December, February, April, June, August. Meetings take place at the Bronx DA’s office. For more information, please contact Ellen Kolodney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 590-2260.
The Elder Justice Dispatch Blog publishes a monthly round-up of news in the Elder Justice field. Click here to view the latest news!
Resources and Tools for Professionals
The American Society on Aging has created a webpage to feature elder abuse Resources. Their resource list includes webinars, articles and other resources from around the web. Click here to visit the resource page.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), has developed a train-the-trainer resource that covers the prevention of common scams and how to spot other types of elder financial exploitation. This guide, titled, “Money Smart for Older Adults – Prevent Financial Exploitation,” is available to download by clicking here.
The Family Caregiver Alliance, with continuing support from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, is seeking applicants for the annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. Three grants in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, government agencies or universities responding to a community need with a program or project which focuses primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. An award will be granted in each of three categories: Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities and Policy and Advocacy. For complete details about this funding opportunity, please click here.
The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) has added a page of resources on their website specifically related to senior financial exploitation. The materials were created by the National APS Resource Center’s partner, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and include general information on senior financial exploitation and detailed accounts of particular forms of financial abuse and the steps that can be taken to address them. To visit this resource page, click here.
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