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Date(s) - 12/20/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UJA-Federation of New York

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Hoarding Disorder: A Community Approach to Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse 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)

Thursday, December 20, 2018
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 focuses on victims who live in a hoarding environment and the challenges that presents. Participants will gain a better understanding of hoarding disorder, a specified psychiatric disorder, from the practical, legal, and clinical perspectives.

Participants will learn about self-neglect as a component of elder abuse and its impact in hoarding cases as well as the safety and health issues that can accompany hoarding behavior. Participants will also learn about the philosophy and strategy of a Harm Reduction approach and “reasonable accommodations” within the scope of the Disability and Fair Housing Acts.

Susan F. Cohn, LCSW, MPH,
Outreach Coordinator, Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program, Carter Burden Network, and Clinical Education Director, Aging Remix
Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM, Executive Director, Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, and Founder, Aging Remix
Aging Remix is a pre-approved CEU provider through the NYS Board of Social Workers (provider #SW-0301), Association of Social Work Boards (provider #1445,) and PACE/CCMC Commission for Case Management Certification.