EATI Workshops 2019-2020


  • EATI Workshops 2019-2020

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    All workshops take place at

    UJA-Federation of New York
    130 East 59th Street, 7th Floor
    New York, NY (between Park & Lexington Avenues)

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    Housing Issues Faced by Victims of Elder Mistreatment: Ejections and Evictions
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    *Please note a room change. This workshop will take place in room 653/655.

    Housing issues are frequently a major concern for victims of elder mistreatment. In this workshop we will outline many housing problems faced by our clients, the housing court process, and the legal remedies. Issues to be addressed include deed fraud, the challenge of evicting the abuser who is not on the lease, and the potential risk of clients being evicted due to the behavior from the abuser. From the social work perspective, we will discuss how we can provide support for the client to navigate housing court, develop safety plans, and help them to access needed community resources.

    Kathryn Enzmann, LMSW,
    Social Work Supervisor, Legal Services for Elder Justice, JASA
    Daniel Nkansah-Siriboe, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Legal Services for Elder Justice, JASA 
    Martha Pollack, LCSW, Senior Director, Elder Abuse Prevention Services and Agency Training, JASA
    Dianne O. Woodburn, Esq., Legal Services Supervisor, Legal Services for Elder Justice, JASA

    Donna Dougherty, Esq.,
    Senior Director, Legal Services for Elder Justice, JASA

    Workshop 4: 

    Working with Service Providers to Improve Elder Justice Services to the LGBTQ Community
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    This workshop will focus on elder abuse in the LGBTQ community including fraud, scams, and ID theft cases. The presentation will include effective strategies for conducting outreach through developing culturally appropriate education and publicity campaigns. We will also focus on intervention strategies that are designed to meet the specific needs of this underserved community. Group discussion of case examples will provide hands-on learning opportunities for honing skills to meet the needs of LGBTQ older adults.

    Paul Caccamise, LMSW,
    CEO, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.
    Tracey Siebert Konopko, LMSW, Program Manager, Education and Training, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

    Workshop 5: 

    Physical Health / Mental Health Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Successful Engagement and Intervention Strategies
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    This training will focus on the role of the physical health and mental health providers and social service worker in the identification, assessment and development of a service plan for clients/patients who are victims of elder mistreatment. The presenters will provide interview, engagement and counseling strategies for working with clients who are reluctant to seek help. Obstacles to engaging these clients will also be discussed. Principles of empowerment, self-actualization, and self-determination will be explored. Presenters will also discuss engagement and interviewing skills that address ambivalence, focus on client self-efficacy, and mobilize client strengths and resilience.

    Fay Kahan, LCSW,
    Elder Abuse Coordinator, Martha Stewart Center for Living, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
    Veronica LoFaso, M.D., Director, Geriatric Medical Education, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Nancy Needell, M.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Weill Cornell Medical College

    Fee per workshop includes breakfast and educational materials. Scholarships are available. Contact Martha Pollack at

    Continuing education credits are available for attorneys and licensed social workers. Please select both check boxes if you are registering for the workshop and continuing education credits. If you're signing up for CEU credits you must provide your social work license number in the box that says "Additional information about your order." 

    These workshops are presented 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 Administration on Aging, Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc., Monroe County Office for the Aging, New York City Council through the DOVE Initiative, New York City Department for the Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, UJA-Federation of New York.

    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.

    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.

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    To Pay by Check

    Mail check and registration form to: 
    JASA Elder Abuse Training Institute
    ATTN: Martha Pollack
    247 West 37th Street, 9th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

    Price for Members:
    WORKSHOP 4 - Fee $45
    WORKSHOP 4 - CEU Credits $40
    WORKSHOP 5 - Fee $45
    WORKSHOP 5 - CEU Credits $40

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