Elder Abuse Training Institute Workshops

JASA in partnership with Fordham University and St. John's University

2016-2017 Schedule

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, and concerned citizens.

Workshop 3:
The Role of Community Gatekeepers in Identifying and Addressing Elder Mistreatment: Focus on Training Volunteers and Homecare Staff

February 14, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Gatekeeper elder abuse training is designed for individuals who are social service professionals as well as those who, because of the nature of their work, have formal and informal interactions with older adults. In this workshop we will focus on the role of organizations and agencies that have programs designed for volunteers who work with older adults in a variety of settings, e.g., friendly visiting services or assignments at senior centers. We will also examine the role of homecare agencies in identifying and addressing elder abuse issues experienced by their clients

RegisterFor JASA staff, please register here

Workshop 4:
Protecting Older Adults from Financial Scams and Fraud

March 22, 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This workshop will inform participants about the types of financial scams that target older homeowners, how mortgage and real estate scams impact homeowners, and how legal and social work professionals, and advocates can identify scam victims and direct them to appropriate assistance.

RegisterFor JASA staff, please register here

Workshop 5:
Health/Mental Health Perspectives on Addressing Elder Abuse

May 4, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop is designed for health and mental health providers, and community-based social workers who regularly serve an older population (i.e. professionals in the fields of internal, family or geriatric medicine, psychiatry, nursing, social work, case management, and geriatric care management).

RegisterFor JASA staff, please register here


$35 per workshop
(Continuing education credits available for attorneys and licensed social workers for an additional fee)


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

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