ELDER ABUSE: PROMOTING AWARENESS, TAKING ACTION
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Institute for Retired Professionals, The New School
66 W. 12 Street
New York, NY 10011
4.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
This conference will focus on the mistreatment and financial exploitation of adults ages 60 and over which is a pernicious, under-reported phenomenon affecting 1 out of every 24 New Yorkers. Elder Abuse is present in all socio-economic, cultural and racial strata. Included in the program is a keynote address by Philip Marshall, grandson of Brooke Astor, the famous New York City philanthropist, who was financially exploited by her son. Mr. Marshall is a strong proponent for concerned gatekeepers to report abuse and for increased awareness and legislation on elder justice issues. Workshops will be presented by specialists in the fields of social work, mental health, legislative advocacy and law focusing on improving identification, engagement and treatment of victims through innovative practices and evidenced based treatment modalities.
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