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Date(s) - 11/19/2014
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

UJA-Federation of New York

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JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute is an interdisciplinary training for professionals and community gatekeepers, which improves understanding of and response to the various forms of elder abuse. The Institute educates social service, health, mental health, medical, legal, and financial professionals. JASA is an innovative leader in the field of elder abuse, helping hundreds of victims each year through the Legal/Social Work Elder Abuse Program (LEAP).

The Elder Abuse 101 Workshop will:

  • Explore the unique dynamics of elder abuse
  • Identify types of abuse and warning signs
  • Present information and best practices
  • Provide intervention strategies and resources

This workshop will feature an expert panel consisting of:

Ariella Beer, MSW, is the Manhattan LEAP social worker, a core member of the New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC)’s Manhattan Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team, and provides elder abuse services on site at the Manhattan Family Justice Center (FJC).

Cheryl Lee, MSW, is the JASA Program Director of Brooklyn LEAP, a core member of NYCEAC’s Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team, and provides elder abuse services on site at the Brooklyn FJC.

Dianne Woodburn, ESQ, is the supervising attorney for JASA Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens who provides legal counsel to JASA LEAP clients, assists clients at the Queens FJC, and trains lawyers and social workers on issues related to elder abuse.

Click here to register for this event. There is a $30 fee per person to attend this workshop. Scholarships and group rates are available. For more information contact Martha Pollack at 718.286.1540, mpollack@jasa.org, or visit  jasa.org.