Welcome to the NYCEAC Events Page! Listed immediately below are upcoming elder justice and aging events accessible to those in the New York City area. Events include webinars, trainings, symposiums and more. These events can also be browsed using the events calendar, located on the left sidebar on every page of the site. To submit an event, please click here.

Events in the New York City Area

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Events Outside the New York City Area

Listed below are events for the elder justice community scheduled to take place outside of the New York City Area. These events are not listed on the sidebar calendar.
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Webinars and Video Series



1. 2020 National Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Symposium

This is a symposium with multiple key note topics and three skills labs, hosted by the California District Attorneys Association.

Date: Wednesday, September 23 – Friday, September 2020

To register, click here.

2. Living in the Shadow System: Addressing Racism Thru Community Justice

Speakers will address how some of our most important social systems – criminal justice, child welfare, and education – exacerbate the collateral effects of mass incarceration on families and communities. They will provide historical background, an understanding of critical community concerns and strategies for social workers to enhance community justice.

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 10am – 12pm EST.

To register, click here.

3. Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks – Building Collaboration to Fight Exploitation and Abuse

This is a webinar to discuss building effective network groups to address the issues of Elder Fraud. Preventing and responding to elder financial exploitation cases often requires collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations.

Date: Friday, September 25th

Time: 11am – 12:30pm EST.

To register, click here.


4. Advancing Trauma Informed Responses to Elder Abuse

Drawing from a 2018 daylong symposium that brought together experts to consider the effect of trauma in the lives of elder abuse victims and the recently released “The Things They Carry: Advancing Trauma – Informed Responses to Elder Abuse,” this webinar will explore why we need to understand trauma and recommendations on how it might be addressed in practice, education, research and policy. The panelists will further describe what led to the recommendations and why they are critical for the future of creating skilled trauma-informed responses to elder abuse. In understanding trauma and trauma informed approaches, one such program, The Sanctuary Model, will be briefly discussed.

• Molly Davies, Vice President, WISE and Healthy Aging and CEJC Steering Committee member

• Joy Solomon, Esq., Director and Managing Attorney, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
• Risa Breckman, LCSW, Executive Director, Weill Cornell Medicine’s New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC)
• Sarah Yanosy, LCSW, Co-developer of the Sanctuary Model and Creating PRESENCE, system-wide trauma responsive care consultant

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time: 1:30pm- 3:00pm EST

To register, click here.


5. Coronavirus scams, Older adults, and Financial protection

Join experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Administration for Community Living at Health and Human Services (HHS) for a free webinar.

The FTC will begin the program with an overview of coronavirus-related scams targeting older adults. The CFPB will share resources to help older adults avoid financial distress due to the pandemic. HHS will conclude the webinar with a discussion of the role of the aging network, including Adult Protective Services, legal services attorneys and Long-term Care Ombudsman program experts. The panelists will share government resources for aging service providers and older consumers.

• Hilary Dalin – HHS, Administration for Community Living
• Lisa Weintraub Schifferle – CFPB, Office for Older Americans
• Colleen Tressler – FTC, Division of Consumer and Business Education

Date: Tuesday, October 6

Time: 2 – 3pm EST.

To register, click here.

6. What Data Reveal about Administering Capacity Assessments

There has been growing attention focused on the decision-making capacity of older adults in the context of financial exploitation, with an accompanying increase in requests for capacity assessments. Yet little empirical evidence about capacity assessments is available. In this webinar, two scholars compiling data on the administration of decision-making capacity assessments for older adults will share what they have learned. Sara Qualls will describe data from her Integrated Care Community Project and George Demakis will describe his findings from a study of court-ordered capacity assessments in a large urban county in North Carolina.

• Sara Qualls, Professor, Psychology Department, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
• George Demakis, Professor, Psychological Science and Health Psychology, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Date: Thursday, October 8

Time: 2 – 3pm EST.

To register, click here.


7. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elder Justice: Unlocking the Potential of Restorative Practices

A symposium of international and interdisciplinary experts in the fields of restorative justice and elder abuse designed to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and develop best practices.
The program will feature presenters and accomplished practitioners from around the world in the fields of social work, law, medicine, nursing, government, and psychiatry.
Learn about cutting edge projects around the world, discuss the strengths and challenges of restorative models in this context, engage in small group discussions about best practices, and participate in the circle process.

• Jennifer Llewellyn, Professor of Law; Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
• Chris Marshall, Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, University of Victoria School of Government, Wellington, New Zealand

Date: October 15-16 , 2020

Time: 2pm-6pm EST.

To register, click here.

8. When Trust is Betrayed: A Cautionary Tale to Combat Elder Abuse

Virtual workshop with the goal of educating the public on trends in fraud, elder abuse and resources for prevention and support.

Date: Tuesday , October 20

Time: 3pm – 4:30pm EST.

To register, click here.

9. 2020 Vision: Preventing Elder Abuse

Zoom webinar on a variety of elder abuse subtopics such as common scams witnessed, and COVID-19 and older adult isolation among many more; has a $25 registration fee.

Date: Friday, October 23rd

Time: 9am-10:30am EST.

To register, click here.