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 →
This post includes a summary of resources as well as educational and case consultation opportunities relevant to the elder justice field. If you are aware of additional resources or have comments about any of the resources listed below, please use the response box at the end of the post to share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
The 2012 NAPSA Conference will take place October 16-18, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. This year’s theme is Ending Adult Abuse: On the Horizon? Immediately following the conference, the 3rd Annual Elder Financial Exploitation Summit will be held in Phoneix on October 19th. For more information, visit the conference home page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Geriatric Mental Health Alliance, a division of the Mental Health Alliance of New York City, will be hosting a webinar on October 24th, 2012, entitled Addressing Common Mental Health Needs of Older Adults: From Assessment to Crisis Management. For more information, and to register for this event, click here. For more information on the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance and other upcoming education opportunities they offer, click here.
IPRO, a national organization based in New York State, which provides a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services, will be hosting a webinar on November 5th, 2012 featuring NYCEAC’s own Risa Breckman and Dr. Mark Lachs. For more information on this event, check the NYCEAC Events Page soon!
For up-to-date information about elder justice events in the NYC area and beyond, click here to view NYCEAC’s Events calendar. And if you have an event you want to post, click here to submit your event.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Click here for for a calendar of domestic violence awareness events in the NYC area during this month, as compiled by the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams offer case consultation in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.
- Elder Abuse Case Coordination & Review Team: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00am in Manhattan at a different venue each month.
- Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team: Meetings are held every Wednesday morning – except the first Wednesday of the month – from 9:00-10:30am at a convenient downtown Brooklyn location.
To RSVP – and to receive location information for both of these meetings – please email Robin Roberts at email@example.com or call her at (212) 746-7211.
The Bronx Elder Abuse Task Force will be meeting regularly on the first Thursday of every other month: October, December, February, April, June, August. Meetings take place at the Bronx DA’s office. For more information, please contact Ellen Kolodney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 590-2260.
Resources and Tools for Professionals
The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE) at the University of Delaware’s is a wonderful resource for elder justice professionals. As the nation’s largest computerized catalogue of elder abuse literature, it offers an easily searchable, and continuously updated, archive of more than 6,000 entries ranging from citations and brief summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles to memoranda of understanding (MOUs).
The National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) will release their 2012 Toolkit on Dementia Education on November 1st, 2012. Visit their home page for more information, and to download the kit after it is released.
A fruitful partnership between NYC elder justice professionals and NYC City Council produced an informational brochure about elder abuse and NYC resources for victims, families and community members. Each City Council member can order the brochure with his/her picture to distribute in his/her district. Click here to download a brochure. (This brochure has information about City Council Jennifer Lappin).
The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) of Staten Island has published a list of resources for victims of Domestic Violence. Click here to download the list.
Join the Field
The University of Nevada, Reno is looking for an exceptional leader to become Director of the Graham and Jean Sanford Center for Aging. The Director will be responsible for creating a vibrant, self-sustaining, multidisciplinary, state-wide center of excellence in aging with commitments to education, translational research and community outreach. More information on this position can be found here.
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging is seeking a full-time LMSW, bilingual English/Spanish preferred, to join the staff of the Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program (CEMAPP). Click here to download the job description and for instructions to apply.
Heights and Hills, one of Brooklyn’s largest providers of services to older adults and their families, is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration. This position offers an exciting opportunity for experienced candidates to manage the financial operations of Heights and Hills, as well as their small transportation program. For more information about this position and instructions for applicants, please click here to download the job description.