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Any professional working with a Brooklyn elder abuse victim is eligible to present to the Brooklyn MDT to receive recommendations on assessment and interventions from the team’s members.
The following is the eligibility criteria for a case to be brought to the NYCEAC’s Brooklyn MDT for review:
- The elder abuse victim must be 60 and over AND reside in Brooklyn, or the case needs to have someone age 60 and over living in a dwelling located in Brooklyn.
- If the victim is under 60 OR there is nobody in the house 60 and over AND/OR the dwelling is not located in Brooklyn, the case will be considered for consultation at the discretion of the NYCEAC’s Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator (MDTC), Robin Roberts, LCSW.
In addition, NYC Elder Abuse Center’s staff conducts orientations on the Brooklyn MDT—its goals, structure and intake process—so that professionals will understand how to access its services and how best to present cases to the team.
Membership on EACCRT is required to present a Manhattan-based case to that team. Cases discussed involve older adults residing in Manhattan.
For more information
For more information about: 1) joining EACCRT and presenting to that team; 2) presenting to the Brooklyn MDT; and/or 3) requesting an in-service orientation on the Brooklyn MDT for your staff, please contact Robin Roberts at email@example.com or at (212) 746-7211.