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 →
Date(s) - 12/12/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UJA-Federation of New York, Room 710
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JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute Workshops
Workshop 2: Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Addressing and Resolving Elder Abuse: Achieving Success through Community Collaboration
Peg Horan, LMSW, Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Coordinator for the New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) and JASA
Joanna Ruane RN, MPH, Community Health Nurse with Northwell Health, Community Nurse, JASA Senior Community Connections
Karen Webber, CPA, CFE, forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner in Rochester, New York
Florian Edwards, LMSW, Assistant Director, JASA APS
The Gatekeepers Training is designed for individuals who are geriatric care specialists as well as those because of the nature of their work, do have formal and informal interactions with older adults. For this workshop, gatekeepers refer to case management staff, APS staff, community nurses, program for seniors coordinators, and other community-based social service staff. This training will explore the unique dynamics of elder abuse and provide resources for service referrals and how the multidisciplinary team model can assist in addressing and resolving complex cases.
Topics to be included:
- Identifying and defining the role of the community gatekeeper
- Indicators of elder abuse
- Factors leading to and/or causing abuse
- Prevention and intervention strategies geared toward both the victim and the abuser
- Outlining the multi-disciplinary team approach and the valuable resources it provides for community gatekeepers,e.g., working with a forensic accountant and a community nurse
- Referral resources
$40 plus $35 for CEH
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.
Three (3) CEH credits are available for this workshop for an additional fee.
Light breakfast will be served.
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