Elder Justice Training Institute Webinars

JASA Elder Justice Training Institute Webinar Series

Thousands of older adults in New York are abused, neglected, and exploited every year, and the number is growing. JASA’s Elder Abuse Training Institute is an interdisciplinary program, which improves the understanding of and response to the various forms of elder abuse. The Institute educates social service, health, legal, and financial professionals as well as the public.

JASA is recognized as a leading provider of professional education for professionals who work with elder abuse survivors.  JASA’s Elder Justice Training Institute (formerly the Elder Abuse Training Institute), is offering four webinars that address elder abuse and exploitation within the exacerbating context of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The team of presenters includes leaders in the field of elder justice.

These sessions, designed for social work and legal professionals, will offer training on evidenced-based practices to support vulnerable older adults. These trainings will include enhanced safety planning, multidisciplinary approaches to case assessment, strategies to secure appropriate community and city government resources, and interventions to resolve the abuse.

Each workshop offers two social work continuing education credits. There is a $10 fee to participate and a $40 fee for CEUs for each session.  There is no cost for CLEs. JASA staff who request CEUs will only have to pay $40 as their program will pick up the $10 registration fee.

These workshops are made possible through a partnership between  JASA and the Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. and is funded in part by Monroe County Office for the Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, US Administration on Aging, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and participant contributions.

Webinar Schedule

1) Elder Abuse 101
Tuesday, November 17
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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2) Physical Health/Mental Health Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Successful Engagement and Intervention Strategies During the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, December 15
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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3) Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Victims of Crime and Abuse  
Tuesday, February 23
10:00AM  - 12:00PM

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4) Working with Service Providers to Improve Elder Justice Services to the LGBT Community, Part II
Tuesday, March 16
 9:00AM  - 12:00PM

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5) Financial Management for Older Adults: A proven safeguard against scams and financial exploitation perpetrated against older adults
Tuesday, May 11, 2020
 10:00AM  - 12:00PM

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All training materials and webinar zoom links will be distributed electronically to registered participants. 

An electronic evaluation form will be provided prior to each webinar which participants will be required to complete to obtain credit for taking the training. 

Certification of attendance will also be provided at the end of each training.  Attendance will be monitored through the JASA website.

For more information contact elderabuse@jasa.org or (917) 325-8545.



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