Events

Elder Abuse Training Institute Workshops

2018-2019 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 as well as the public.

These workshops are provided by JASA in partnership with Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. and Brookdale Institute for Healthy Aging of Hunter College.

This program is funded in part by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Monroe County Office for the Aging, NYC Council through the DOVE Initiative, New York State Office for the Aging, US Administration on Aging, and participant contributions.

Location

All workshops take place at
UJA-Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street, Room 710
New York, NY 10022
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)


Workshop 1:

Elder Abuse 101

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $40 plus $40 for CEU
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 
Walk-ins are welcome - please bring exact cash.

3 CEU Credits Available (If you're signing up for CEU credits, you must provide your license number in the box that says "Additional information about your order.")


This workshop focuses on red flags that indicate the presence of possible abuse or exploitation. Participants will learn best practices for addressing abuse and working effectively with victims. Information will be provided on how to work with clients who are victims of financial exploitation and scams.

Speakers:
Takai For
de, LMSW, Social Work Supervisor, Queens Elder Abuse Prevention Program, JASA
Robert Seewald, Esq., Attorney, Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens, JASA
Cheryl Lee, LMSW, Social Work Supervisor, Elderly Victims Crimes Prevention Program, NYC Department for the Aging

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, CUNY is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0161. 



Workshop 2: 

Hoarding Disorder: A Community Approach to Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse

Thursday, December 20, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $40 plus $40 for CEU

3 CEU Credits Available (If you're signing up for CEU credits, you must provide your license number in the box that says "Additional information about your order.")

This workshop focuses on victims who live in a hoarding environment and the challenges that presents. Participants will gain a better understanding of hoarding disorder, a specified psychiatric disorder, from the practical, legal, and clinical perspectives.

Participants will learn about self-neglect as a component of elder abuse and its impact in hoarding cases as well as the safety and health issues that can accompany hoarding behavior. Participants will also learn about the philosophy and strategy of a Harm Reduction approach and “reasonable accommodations” within the scope of the Disability and Fair Housing Acts.

Speakers:
Susan F. Cohn, LCSW, MPH,
Outreach Coordinator, Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program, Carter Burden Network, and Clinical Education Director, Aging Remix
Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM, Executive Director, Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, and Founder, Aging Remix

Aging Remix is a pre-approved CEU provider through the NYS Board of Social Workers (provider #SW-0301), Association of Social Work Boards (provider #1445,) and PACE/CCMC Commission for Case Management Certification. 


Workshop 3: 

Immigration Issues in Elder Abuse Cases

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $40 plus $40 for CLE or CEU

3 CEU Credits Available and CLU Credits Pending Approval (If you're signing up for CEU credits, you must provide your license number in the box that says "Additional information about your order.")

This workshop addresses the impact of elder abuse on immigrants who do not have lawful status in the United States. Participants will learn about potential immigration protections and benefits for survivors of elder abuse. In addition, legal immigration consequences for abusers will be discussed.

Moderator:
Anne Goldweber, Esq., Professor and Director of Clinical Legal Education, St. John’s University School of Law

Speakers:
Timothy Fallon, Esq., Senior Immigration Attorney, Her Justice
Richard Bailey, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services
Katherine Martinez, LMSW, CEO, Neighborhood SHOPP

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, CUNY is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0161. 

Pending Approval - CLE credits will be available courtesy of St. John’s University School of Law. 


Workshop 4: 

Innovative Perspectives in Elder Abuse Interventions: Working with Victims and Perpetrators

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1:00 pm –  4:00 pm

Fee: $40 plus $40 for CEU

3 CEU Credits Available (If you're signing up for CEU credits, you must provide your license number in the box that says "Additional information about your order.")

This workshop highlights new approaches to services for both victims of elder abuse and the perpetrators. Participants will learn intervention techniques including employing the “Life Event Screening Tool,” which helps identify trauma to help older victims address their own victimization. In this workshop, participants will also learn about the S.E.A.M. program (Stop Elder Abuse and Mistreatment) that tries to provide a “third alternative” to holding elder abusers accountable, yet achieving interventions that older victims will accept. This unique program confronts perpetrators about their abusive behaviors and attempts to facilitate change to prevent further abuse.

Moderator:
Paul Caccamise, LMSW, ACSW, Vice President for Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

Speakers:
Tammy Leach, S.E.A.M. Program Provider, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.
Jennie Militello, MA, S.E.A.M. Facilitator, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0089.


Workshop 5: 

Health/Mental Health Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Assessing Decision-Making Abilities

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $40 plus $40 for CEU

3 CEU Credits Available (If you're signing up for CEU credits, you must provide your license number in the box that says "Additional information about your order.")

This workshop will discuss the role of health and mental health providers in assessing, intervening, and documenting elder abuse cases. Participants will learn interview strategies and the use of appropriate documentation. In this workshop there will be a discussion of capacity and how it impacts the provision of services to victims of elder mistreatment as well as the identification of trauma and its impact on clients seeking assistance. The speakers will highlight the importance of the utilization of community resources.

Speakers:

Veronica LoFaso, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Fay Kahan, LCSW, Elder Abuse Coordinator, Mt. Sinai Medical Center 
Nancy Needell, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, CUNY is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0161. 


Fee per workshop includes a light breakfast and educational materials.



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