Physical Health/Mental Health Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Successful Engagement and Intervention Strategies During the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
This training will focus on the role of physical health and behavioral health providers and social service professionals in the identification and assessment of victims of elder mistreatment. The training will also address elements of an effective service plan.
Presenters will provide interview, engagement and counseling strategies, particularly for working with individuals who may be reluctant to seek help. Principles of empowerment, self-actualization, and self-determination will be outlined.
Presenters will also explore issues related to the impact of COVID-19 within the context of elder mistreatment and vulnerabilities related to depression, anxiety, dementia and addiction as experienced by clients and their abusers.
Dr. Veronica LoFaso, Director of Geriatric Medical Education and Medical Director, Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams, Weill Cornell Medical College
Fay Kahan, LMSW, Martha Stewart Center for Living, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Nancy Needell, Instructor in Psychiatry, Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Weill Cornell Medical College
Martha Pollack, LCSW, Senior Director, JASA Elder Abuse Prevention Services
Continuing Education Information:
2 CEUs available. Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, CUNY is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0161.