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 Center for Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect (CEEAN) and the Academy for Professional Excellence at San Diego State University have developed a 2-hour self-paced e-learning course titled, “Responding to Physical Elder Abuse and Neglect.” Bringing together forensic research, geriatric medical information tailored to elder physical abuse investigators and practical field skills, the course is designed to teach participants how to recognize and respond to elder physical abuse. To learn more about the course, including how to register, please click here to download the course flyer.
The Eighth Annual New York City Elder Abuse Conference will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at The New School. This year’s conference will be full of exciting and educational presentations and workshops. The day-long conference will get kicked off with a keynote presentation from Dr. Jason Karlawish, who is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, click here to download the event’s flyer and check out our Events Calendar for up-to-date information by clicking here.
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin, Madison collects and distributes aging related news and research via the “Current Awareness in Aging Report” (CAAR). CAAR is published in two components: a daily E-Clippings email that provides subscribers with important news stories related to aging and the CAAR Blog, which highlights a variety of aging-related resources on the web. Click here to visit the Center’s website and learn more about CAAR.
The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the topic of “Tax-Related Identity Theft: An Epidemic Facing Seniors and Taxpayers” on April 10, 2013. It is estimated that over $5 billion are lost each year to identity theft-related tax. Seniors are the most frequent targets of these frauds along with individuals with incomes below the filing threshold, students ages 16-22 and the deceased. To view the complete video of the hearing or read the testimonies, click here.
Resources and Tools
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has released their 2013 “Report to the Field.” Full of links to documents, articles and more, the report is a resource for the elder justice field. Click here to download the report.
April 21-27, 2013 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme, “New Challenges. New Solutions.” reflects the commitment and creativity of victim advocates working in increasingly complex environments. A detailed resource guide for the week is available through a joint effort of the Office of Victims of Crimes, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Center for Victims of Crime. In addition to resources and information about victims of crime, the guide provides recommendations for planning events to commemorate this annual event. Click here to download the guide.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for research and evaluation relating to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and residents of residential care facilities. This research furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. Applications for funding are due by 11:59pm EST on May 20, 2013. For additional information about this funding opportunity, click here to download the complete request for funding.
Join the Field
JASA/Adult Protective Services (APS) is seeking applicants for the position of Brooklyn APS Director. In addition to managing professional and clerical staff, the Director is responsible for ensuring that eligibility for APS services is continuously verified, service plans are kept up-to-date, monitoring casework, maintaining relationships with other city agencies, supervising the implementation of emergency plans for clients and more. For a complete job description and information about applying, click here to download the job description.
Jewish Home Lifecare is seeking a social work intern to assist with an exciting grant project related to elder abuse and telehealth. They will be using health care technology in various locations to monitor the health and health behaviors of seniors. The intern will assist in the design and implementation of the portions of the telehealth questionnaire related to elder abuse and will also evaluate the need for intervention when in cases of possible abuse. For further information on this internship opportunity, please click here.