PROTECT screens elder adults at DFTA’s Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center and is the first program of its kind to bring an evidence-based psychotherapy to victims to improve both mental health and elder abuse outcomes. More →
Human services professionals, lawyers and other advocates come to Brookdale to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills. Brookdale trains the majority of public employees in New York State who provide protective services to vulnerable adults; operates an institute specifically for managers and aspiring supervisors; trains lawyers and others in the guardianship process and advocacy; and runs a rigorous certificate program in geriatric care management – to name just a few examples.
From the Center’s location in East Harlem, staff are engaged in developing, implementing and evaluating cutting-edge programs and practices and disseminating those that work – such as daily money management services that protect elderly and disabled adults from financial exploitation and may enable them to remain at home instead of being placed in residential care facilities and programs that neighborhood senior centers can offer to help older adults manage chronic health problems and improve their quality of life.