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Welcome to the NYC Elder Abuse Center’s (NYCEAC) monthly round-up of news links & resources by & for elder justice professionals!

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at info@nyceac.com or via Twitter at @NYCElderAbuse.

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Power of Attorney

Two recent articles highlight challenges associated with designated power of attorneys.  A new resource from the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum discusses how to limit a power of attorney to prevent abuse and a recent New York Times Article describes the shortfalls of a power of attorney. For more information about power of attorneys visit our blog post entitled Durable Power of Attorney – Don’t Overlook the Oversight.

Free Online Training

The Jucec-logostice Responses to Elder Abuse is a free online training provided by the Center for Elders and the Courts for professionals and members of the public.

3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship Library: Now Available

The World Congress on Adult Guardianship recently created an online International Resource Library on Adult Guardianship.

EMPLOYMENT

Case Management Postions

The Vera Institute of Justice is looking for a Case Manager for The Guardianship Project, which provides model guardianship services to older adults and people with disabilities who have been adjudicated as incapacitated by a court and lack family or friends able or willing to care for them.

A new ElderSAFE Center will open in Rockville, MD on September 18th!  The center will provide safe, temporary shelter for elder abuse victims, and joins a growing network of elder abuse shelters throughout the country.  As part of the opening the organization is looking for a Case Manager.

Senior Center Assistant Director

The Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly, Inc. is looking for a Senior Center Assistant Director, who will assist older victims of crime and perform other duties as well.

EVENTS

NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute

The annual NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute is being presented by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging on September 16-18, 2014.  The theme of this year’s institute is Recognizing and Responding to Financial Exploitation.

Gerontological Society on Aging (GSA) Annual Meeting

GSAGSA’s annual scientific meeting will be held November 5-9 in Washington D.C. GSA’s interest group on Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly People will attend the meeting.

Annual Adult Protective Services (APS) Conference

31st Annual APS Conference The Art of Hope:  Protecting with Purpose, Passion, and Persistence in San Antonio, Texas, November 18 – 21.  Registration is open, and the educational program can be found by clicking here.

ELDER JUSTICE IN THE NATIONAL NEWS

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program

A new partnership has been formed between the Investor Protection Trust, the Investor Protection Institute and the American Bar Association to create the Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program. Through this program, education will be provided to lawyers around how to detect, prevent and redress elder abuse.

Case Studies of Financial Exploitation

A recent article published by Wealthmanagement.com provides three case studies of elder financial exploitation and discusses the challenges to preventing financial exploitation.

New Web-Based Applications to Prevent Financial Exploitation

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Photo Courtesy of Forbes

Forbes spotlights web-based services that allow older adults to securely share on-line information with their children and help older adults avoid financial exploitation and remain independent for as long as possible.

Financial Exploitation: Prevented

A Florida banker successfully prevented the financial exploitation of a customer.

Abuse of Older Women

The Inter Press Service News Agency discussed abuse of older women in their recent article Abuse of Older Women Overlooked and Underreported. NYCEAC Steering Committee member, Pat Brownell, was quoted in the article, which explores the challenge of understanding the prevalence of violence against older women in developing countries.

Verbal Mistreatment Causes Real Damage

Fulmer, Rodgers & Pelger recently published a new article in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect entitled Verbal Mistreatment of the elderly about the consequences of verbal mistreatment, which are linked  to poor outcomes including, social functioning, mental health (after controlling for depression), and role limitations.

By, Elizabeth Bloemen, MPH Social Media Associate NYC Elder Abuse Center

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