Hundreds of thousands of older adults in New York are abused, neglected, and exploited.
JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute is an interdisciplinary training for professionals and community gatekeepers, which improves understanding of and response to the various forms of elder abuse. The Institute educates social service, health, mental health, medical, legal, and financial professionals. JASA is an innovative leader in the field of elder abuse, helping hundreds of victims each year through the Legal/Social Work Elder Abuse Program (LEAP).
The workshop will provide new information and resources for social workers, health care professionals and others interested in assisting a vulnerable population. Special guest speakers including Deirdre Buckman, LMSW, Social Worker, Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program, Evelyn Laureano, PhD, LMSW, Executive Director, Neighborhood SHOPP, and Martha Pollack, LCSW, Director of Elder Abuse Programs, JASA will discuss a range of topics including the changing demography of New York City, the unique dynamics and challenges of addressing victimization for older women and men from diverse backgrounds and identifying the best practices in interviewing, assessment, and safety planning.
There is a fee of $30 per person. Scholarships and group rates are available. For more information about this event, please contact Martha Pollack at 718.286.1540, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit jasa.org