Elder Justice Training Institute Webinars

JASA Elder Justice Training Institute Summer Webinar Series

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, continuing education for social work and legal services’ practitioners remains a high priority. Acquiring new skills and experience with innovative approaches are essential.  In the current environment, resources and strategies that protect client safety, including interventions that promote the older person’s self-management of safety protocols, are a high priority.  

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 and two continuing legal education credits. There is no charge to participate in the workshops, but there is a $40 fee for CEUs for each session. 

This webinar series is made possible through a partnership between JASA and the Brookdale Institute for Healthy Aging/CUNY and is funded  by the Monroe County office for the Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, US Administration on Aging, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and participant contributions.


Previous Webinars

New Challenges Facing Frontline Workers: Effective Service Delivery to Older Persons During the Pandemic
Monday, June 15 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Working with Service Providers to Improve Elder Justice Services to the LGBT community
Thursday, July 30

Social Isolation - The Compounding Effects of Covid-19 Quarantines on Elder Abuse and Trauma  
Wednesday, August  12  

Effective Client-Centered Work with Older Adults Involved in the Criminal Justice System
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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 Martha Pollack at mpollack@jasa.org or 212-273-5281.