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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location convenient to subway

“Improving Emergency Department Identification and Management of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Findings from Forensic Research and Development of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.” Presented by Tony Rosen, MD, MPH

Dr. Tony Rosen is a researcher in elder abuse and geriatric injury prevention at Weill Cornell Medicine and a practicing Emergency Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Tony will discuss his research exploring forensic injury patterns in physical elder abuse in collaboration with district attorney’s offices. He will also describe the development of an Emergency Department-based multi-disciplinary Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT) to assess, treat, and ensure the safety of elder abuse and neglect victims while collecting evidence and working closely with the authorities.

Honoring Arlene M. Markarian, Esq.

We will honor Arlene M. Markarian, Esq., former Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, for her passionate and effective efforts championing Brooklyn’s elder abuse victims and for her significant contributions to the elder justice field. Arlene started as the Director of Crimes Against the Elderly with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office on November 14, 2016.

A light breakfast will be served. Please stay for refreshments, conversations and networking with your colleagues. Space is limited. First come, first served. You are officially confirmed once you receive an email with the location information.

RSVP to Daniel Sullivan at dsullivan@nyceac.com with your name, organization, email, and phone number.

Events Outside the New York City Area

Listed below are events for the elder justice community scheduled to take place outside of the New York City Area. These events are not listed on the sidebar calendar.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

Presented by: The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and Dr. Veronica LoFaso, Weill-Cornell Medical College

Overview: Health care providers are in a unique position to identify and respond to elder abuse. Dr. Veronica LoFaso, a geriatrician at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City, will discuss signs of elder abuse and neglect and how health care providers can identify and respond to potential older victims. Dr. LoFaso will also describe how victim service providers and other professionals can engage health care providers to work collaboratively with them. In addition, she will describe the important role health care providers can play on multidisciplinary case coordination teams.

About the presenter: Veronica LoFaso, MD, MS practiced for 10 years as an Adult Nurse Practitioner before returning to medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is currently a practicing clinician as well as director of Medical Student Education for the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Doctor LoFaso is a member of the steering committee for the New York City Elder Abuse Center and sits on two multidisciplinary Elder abuse teams in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her area of research is elder abuse forensics. 

Who should enroll: Health care providers, victim service providers and professionals who participate on elder abuse multidisciplinary case coordination teams.

Registration: Registration for this webinar will open on Monday, November 14, 2016 and close on Monday, December 5, 2016. Registration information can be found here. 

Questions: Please contact Ann Turner, NCALL Elder Victim Services & Advocacy Coordinator at aturner@ncall.us , 715-483-2521


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12:00 PM (EST)/11:00 AM (CST)/10:00 AM (MST)/9:00 PM (PST)

Presented by:  The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership on Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse (Safe Havens).

Overview: Religious affiliation is the most common form of organizational participation among older adults, with 50% reporting attending services weekly. Research indicates that these faith-affiliated older adults are likely to reach out to their faith communities for support if they experience abuse. Yet, too often faith leaders are not trained to respond to abuse in later life. At the same time, many victim service providers and other professionals are not trained to respond appropriately to the needs of faith-involved older victims. During this webinar, we will explore how faith can be both a barrier and a resource for older victims and how partnerships between service providers and faith leaders can strengthen wellbeing and support for older victims of abuse. We will also discuss resources and available training that could help you enhance the quality of life of older victims in your community who are faith-involved.

About the presenter: Anne Marie Hunter is an ordained United Methodist pastor. She received her Master of Divinity from Harvard University in 1986 and a PhD in Religion and Society from Drew University in 1991. While attending Harvard and Drew, Anne Marie worked for domestic violence service providers in Massachusetts and New Jersey. She also served for six years as pastor of East Saugus United Methodist Church in MA. In 1991, Anne Marie linked her pastoral, seminary, and domestic violence services experience and founded Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Bonnie Brandl is the founder and director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of the End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Brandl worked in two domestic violence programs and volunteered at a rape crisis center before joining End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin more than 25 years ago. She has written national curricula for law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service providers on elder abuse and facilitated trainings for thousands of professionals throughout the United States. She co-authored a book titled “Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach.” Her numerous published articles and manuals on abuse in later life have been distributed throughout the country. Brandl has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 

Who should enroll: Faith leaders, victim service providers and advocates and other professionals who work with older victims of abuse and concerned community members.

Registration: Registration for this webinar is open now and will conclude on Monday, December 12, 2016. Registration information can be found here.

Questions: Please contact Ann Turner, NCALL Elder Victim Services & Advocacy Coordinator at aturner@ncall.us , 715-483-2521