We invite the submission of abstracts for presentations at the seventh Annual New York City Elder Abuse Conference:

Stopping Elder Abuse: Preparedness and Early Intervention”

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Place: The New School Institute for Retired Professionals, 66 West 12th Street, New York City

The New York City Elder Abuse Conference offers participants an excellent opportunity to be a part of a multidisciplinary network of individuals and agencies collaborating to maximize services for victims of elder abuse in New York City and surrounding communities.

The program for this year’s Conference will highlight preventive and early interventions.  Professional presentations should focus on best practices and emerging trends.  Please submit a 300-word abstract and three learning objectives for your proposed presentation, a brief presenter biography, and suggested resources by January 18, 2012

Presentation suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative inter-disciplinary strategies and protocols for rapid response to elder abuse emergencies;
  • Identification, education and support of family caregivers who are experiencing physical and mental stress or ‘burn out;’
  • Training models for community gatekeepers and stakeholders;
  •  Development of an alternative support network for older adults who are dependent on their abuser for financial or care giving tasks;
    • Advocacy for increasing city and state support through funding, legislation and    improved constituent services;
    • Anti-ageism education as a means of building elder self-esteem;
    • Clinical diagnosis and interventions with individuals and families where there is a history of drug abuse, domestic violence or mental illness;
    • Identification and treatment of older adults who are exhibiting signs of self-neglect (such as hoarding, inability to manage finances, changes in physical and mental status);
    • Other issues related to financial abuse, grand parenting and kin care, family
    • Submissions are welcome from, but not limited to, the following fields: Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry, Law, Finance, Medicine, Religion/Spirituality, Policy, Education, Research and Media.

Presentations, each of which is to last for 90 minutes, may be grouped to create interdisciplinary sessions and support panel discussions.

Please e-mail material to:

Questions should be directed to Martha Pollack at: 718-286-1540 or

The Seventh Annual New York City Elder Abuse Conference is sponsored by:

JASA ▪ The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale ▪ David Berg Center for Law and Aging ▪ New York City Department for the Aging ▪ Carter Burden Center for the Aging ▪ The New York City Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services ▪ Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, Inc. ▪ The New School Institute for Retired Professionals ▪ Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

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Thank you,

The Conference Planning Committee

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