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Date(s) - 02/14/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UJA-Federation of New York
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This Gatekeeper elder abuse training is designed for individuals who are social service professionals as well as those who, because of the nature of their work, have formal and informal interactions with older adults. In this workshop we will focus on the role of organizations and agencies that have programs designed for volunteers who work with older adults in a variety of settings, e.g., friendly visiting services or assignments at senior centers. We will also examine the role of homecare agencies in identifying and addressing elder abuse issues experienced by their clients
• Identifying and defining the role of the community gatekeeper
• Indicators and factors leading to and/or causing abuse
• Elder abuse trainings and reporting protocols for agencies that work with volunteers
• The responsibilities and challenges faced by homecare agencies in serving this vulnerable population
• Referrals and Resources
Martha Pollack, LCSW, Manhattan District Director, JASA
Jackie Pykon, LMSW, Friendly Visiting Social Worker, Dorot
Lisa Sutz, LMSW, Friendly Visiting Social Worker, Dorot
Joel Madrid, RN, Head Nurse, JASACare
Kerry Townsend-Wright, MSW, In-service and Health Literacy Educational Manager, JASACare
CEH Credits $25
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.
Three (3) CEH credits are available for this workshop for an additional fee.
Light breakfast will be served.