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!
JASA has released the schedule and information about the Elder Abuse Training Institute (EATI) for Fall 2012-Spring 2013. EATI is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary training program designed to improve understanding of and response to the various forms of elder abuse. Download the complete brochure for EATI, including a list of available courses and registration information by clicking here. All programs are geared to professionals in the fields of health, mental health, medical, legal, financial and social services.
For up-to-date information about elder justice events in the NYC area and beyond, click here to view NYCEAC’s Events calendar. If you are aware of an event and would like to post it on the calendar, please click here to submit the event-related details.
The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing entitled, “America’s Invisible Epidemic: Preventing Elder Financial Abuse” on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 beginning at 2:00pm. Testimony will be provided by numerous subject matter experts and will focus on prevention efforts to combat elder financial abuse through new federal, state and private sector initiatives. A live webcast of this hearing will be available on the committee’s website, which can be found by clicking here.
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.
The Elder Justice Dispatch Blog publishes a monthly round-up of news in the Elder Justice field. Click here to view the latest news!
Resources and Tools for Professionals
Published in recognition of Veterans Day, the Center for Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect (CEEAN) compiled resources specifically for older veterans, which can be accessed by clicking here. Along with information related to military benefits, the site has resources to help older veterans recognize and protect themselves from financial scams and frauds.
National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) has recently launched a new online Resource Center. Created through funding from the Administration on Aging, the NAPSA Resource Center hosts an extensive collection of informational materials for Adult Protective Services (APS) workers and others in the field. It has been designed to focus on practice-based research and education, including hosting training webinars; reporting on promising practices in APS; providing technical assistance to state and local agencies; and hosting a national listserv for APS professionals.
As noted in last month’s Resource Round up, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has now published their 2012 Staff Education Tool Kit. It is available for download from their website and can be found by clicking here.
Join the Field
Heights and Hills, a community based provider of services for older adults in Brooklyn, is launching a brand new care transitions program called Bridge to Home. This collaborative program will target Medicare patients who are at high risk for readmission after being discharged from acute care settings. They are seeking a LMSW to help initiate and execute this exciting new program. Applicants should have experience working with older adults, ideally in both the community and hospital setting. A full job description and instructions for applying can be downloaded here.
The Jarvie Commonweal Service has a full-time opening for a Case and Administrative Assistant (ISP) to support the Individual Service Program. The CAA assists the social work staff in providing services and financial assistance to elderly persons of the Protestant faith in the NYC area. Please click here to download the full job description, including application instructions.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House has been selected to operate one of New York City’s eight new Innovative Senior Centers. They are seeking an Assistant Director of Social Services to help execute and implement their vision for this program, which began on January 1, 2012. Candidates should have a background in social work and experience working with older adults. Weekend work will be required for this position. More information and application instructions can be downloaded here.
STAR Senior Center, located in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, is looking to hire a Case Assistant for their Senior Center Meal Program. Ideal candidates will have experience working in the field of social work, with preference given to candidates with an MSW. For the full job description and information about applying, click here.
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – October 2012
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – August 2012