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Date(s) - 05/07/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UJA-Federation of New York


Health/Mental Health Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Assessing Decision-Making Abilities Workshop

Thousands of older adults in New York are abused, neglected, and exploited every year, and the number is growing. JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute is an interdisciplinary program, which improves the understanding of and response to the various forms of elder abuse. The Institute educates social service, health, legal, and financial professionals as well as the public.

These workshops are provided by JASA in partnership with Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. and Brookdale Institute for Healthy Aging of Hunter College.

This program is funded in part by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Monroe County Office for the Aging, NYC Council through the DOVE Initiative, New York State Office for the Aging, US Administration on Aging, and participant contributions.

All workshops take place at
UJA-Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street, Room 710
New York, NY 10022
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $40 plus $40 for CEU

3 CEU Credits Available (If you’re signing up for CEU credits, you must provide your license number in the box that says “Additional information about your order.”)

This workshop will discuss the role of health and mental health providers in assessing, intervening, and documenting elder abuse cases. Participants will learn interview strategies and the use of appropriate documentation. In this workshop there will be a discussion of capacity and how it impacts the provision of services to victims of elder mistreatment as well as the identification of trauma and its impact on clients seeking assistance. The speakers will highlight the importance of the utilization of community resources.


Veronica LoFaso, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Fay Kahan, LCSW, Elder Abuse Coordinator, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Nancy Needell, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, CUNY is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0161.