May 4, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UJA-Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street, New York, NY
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)
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).
• How physical and mental illness may increase vulnerability to elder abuse and exploitation
• Impact of elder abuse and exploitation on an older adult's physical and psychological well-being, and capacity to take action to end the abuse
• Strategies to identify and engage individuals at risk for depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues, including interviewing strategies and screening instruments
• Utilizing treatment modalities specific to reducing victimization, improving physical and mental health, and enhancing daily and long term functioning
Fay Kahan, LCSW, Elder Abuse Social Worker, Martha Stewart Center for Living at Coffey Geriatrics Practice, Mount Sinai Hospital
Ronnie Lofaso, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Jo Anne Sirey, PhD, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Meidcal College and Clinical Director of the Geriatric Outpatient Service, Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry
CEH Credits $25
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.
Three (3) CEH credits are available for this workshop for an additional fee.
Light refreshments will be served.