“We Are Family: When Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation Hit Home” is a blog featuring a case study that was published in the American Society on Aging’s Generations publication and on their AgeBlog. We are summarizing this case on our blog because it provides yet another example of the complexity of elder abuse cases and highlights the critical need for a coordinated response. We thank Jeannie Jennings Beidler, the author of the blog, for her heroic efforts on behalf of her grandparents and for courageously sharing the details of this personal family story so that we all can learn from it and thus protect other elders from experiencing a similar fate. More →
This post includes a summary of resources as well as educational and case consultation opportunities relevant to the elder justice field. If you are aware of additional resources or have comments about any of the resources listed below, please use the response box at the end of the post to share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
Morningside Ministries regularly produces and hosts a webcast titled, “Ask the Geriatrician”. In their most recent episode, Dr. Robert Parker of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing presents “Financial Abuse of the Elderly“- an overview of financial abuse of the elderly as well as methods to help protect older adults from financial abuse. The webcast, and other episodes of “Ask the Geriatrician”, are available here.
For up-to-date information about elder justice events in the NYC area and beyond, click here to view NYCEAC’s Events calendar. If you are aware of an event and would like to post it on the calendar, please click here to submit the event-related details.
2013 is the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention! The Administration on Aging’s (AoA) website has information, tools and resources designed to help professionals raise public awareness about elder abuse and encourage prevention efforts. Click here to visit their Year of Elder Abuse Prevention page.
Ageless Alliance is a budding movement across the country to unite people of all ages and backgrounds against elder abuse. Join Ageless Alliance in their mission to build awareness, provide support and involve communities in this largely hidden, but incredibly important issue. Click here to check out Ageless Alliance.
Keep up to date and get involved in conversations about elder abuse! Check out our recent posts on an exciting LinkedIn conversation and the depiction of elder abuse in the Academy Award nominated “Silver Linings Playbook”.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams offer case consultation in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.
- Elder Abuse Case Coordination & Review Team: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00am in Manhattan at a different venue each month.
- Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team: Meetings are held every Wednesday morning – except the first Wednesday of the month – from 9:00-10:30am at a convenient downtown Brooklyn location.
To RSVP – and to receive location information for both of these meetings – please email Robin Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 718-722-4839.
The Bronx Elder Abuse Task Force will be meeting regularly on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings take place at the Bronx DA’s office. For more information, please email Martha Pollack at mpollack@JASA.org.
The Elder Justice Dispatch Blog publishes a monthly round-up of news in the Elder Justice field. Click here to view the latest news!
Resources and Tools for Professionals
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) is accepting grant proposals for projects that start a new and/or enhance an effective established child abuse, domestic violence and/or elder abuse prevention program. For the full RFP, please click here. Proposals are due by January 30, 2013.
Join the Field
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Elder Abuse. Responsibilities will include directing CBCA’s crisis intervention elder abuse program, which provides services to older adults and their families in Central & Northern Manhattan, as well as other advocacy and programing duties. Candidates should have and LMSW and at least three years of social work experience in geriatrics, elder abuse or domestic violence. For a complete job description and instructions for applicants, please download the job posting by clicking here.
Heights and Hills, a community-based provider of services for older adults in Brooklyn, is seeking a Supervisor for their Case Management program. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing five case managers, providing case management services, reviewing case data, representing the organization in the community, working with vendors and more. Applicants should have an LMSW and at least two years of experience (preferably with the elderly). For the full job description and application instructions, download the job posting by clicking here.
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – December 2012
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – November 2012
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – October 2012