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Trauma, Violence, and Abuse in Later Life: Multilevel Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies (Forensic Interprofessional Series - LC)

April 1, 2017


9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
Room 713
New York, NY 10023

Class Description

Trauma initially occurring in childhood is associated with later life re­victimization and compromised physical and mental health. Participant will learn about (1) the relationship between early childhood trauma and later life trauma, violence, and abuse in later life and the human rights implications, (2) the unique dynamics and challenges of the influence of earlier life trauma on later life re­victimization, physical and mental health, and other domains of well­being, (3) the role of resilient coping in trauma recovery in fostering health and well­being, (4) promising and evidence­based individual, family, and community approaches to prevention, assessment, and interventions with diverse elders, including restorative justice approaches, and (4) infusing culturally responsiveness and humility in practice and programming.

Participants will be able to (1) articulate the common the types of trauma experienced by elders across the life course (2) describe the types of mental, physical, and behavioral health consequences and the role of the DSM­5 (3) demonstrate the use of forensic trauma assessment tools with the aging population. (3) apply the knowledge, values and skills obtained for assessment and intervention using case examples that focus on individuals and families, interprofessional teams, and intersectoral collaboration, and (5) identify legal and policy issues related to justice involved older adults and applied to case and legislative level advocacy.


Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, is an associate professor at Fordham University.  She is licensed clinical social worker and member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Dr. Maschi has over 20 years of practice, research, and evaluation experience with diverse age groups including correctional healthcare (prison hospital and community settings) and forensic mental health, with youth, adults, and older populations.  In 2010, she was awarded the Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Award funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation to conduct a study on trauma, aging, and well­being among older adults in prison is on older adults involved in the criminal justice system. She is actively involved in building programs and community partnerships to address the elder justice issues, especially related to the prison mental health treatment, care transitions, and community reintegration programming.  Dr. Maschi is the team leader for an interprofessional training with experience in prison and community health and mental health and the aging population.

Dr. Keith Morgen is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Centenary University (Hackettstown, New Jersey) where he teaches in the undergraduate Psychology and graduate Counseling programs, serves as Undergraduate Psychology Program Coordinator, and is a former recipient of the Centenary Distinguished Teaching Award.  Dr. Morgen’s research on substance use, trauma, and prisoner mental health has been published in major scholarly journals such as Traumatology, Therapeutic Communities, The Gerontologist, The Professional Counselor, Journal of Correctional Healthcare, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Journal of Drug Issues, and the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education.  Dr. Morgen is the author of the text Substance Use Disorders and Addictions (Sage) and the upcoming forensic psychology text Aging Behind Prison Walls (Columbia University Press). In addition, Dr. Morgen presents papers at major conferences such as the American Counseling Association, American Public Health Association, American Psychological Association, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.  Dr. Morgen is a former President (2013-14) of the addictions and offender counseling division of the American Counseling Association and is the current Clinical/Counseling Psychology Programming Chair for the Eastern Psychological Association.  Dr. Morgen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (New Jersey) and Approved Clinical Supervisor and practices psychotherapy part-time at Discovery Psychotherapy and Wellness Centers (Morristown, New Jersey). Dr. Morgen received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (Lehigh University) with his APPIC/APA Internship at the New Jersey Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, VA Medical Center in East Orange, New Jersey where he trained in inpatient/outpatient substance abuse treatment rotations.  Dr. Morgen is also a former pre/postdoctoral research fellow (funded by NIH/NIDA) in the Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research Program (formerly at National Development & Research Institutes in New York City; currently housed at New York University).

Continuing Education Hours

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is a provider of social work continuing education hours, as approved by the New York State Education Department Board for Social Work.

Completion of this class will result in the receipt of four (4) continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion of the class.

Class Fee

Our regular fees are listed below:

  • Fordham GSS Alumni: $110
  • Fordham GSS Students: $60
  • Fordham Current Field Instructors: $60
  • Other Students: $80
  • All Others: $120

Refunds and Cancellations

In the event that the class is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

Contact Us

Keila Zapata-Kelly, MSW, CASAC-T
Administrator of Continuing Education & Social Work Licensure