In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Elder Abuse Matters sponsored by NCEA
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing much concern in the elder justice field. Between the restrictions being imposed on all of us to remain physically distant from our loved ones and vital community supports and the undetermined impact being felt by public support systems, we anticipate an upswing in cases and types of elder abuse going forward. Furthermore, we are likely to have to face this upswing in a landscape that will be significantly different than before the pandemic. Although unknown, there are expected changes to social service and legal systems, access to advocates and officials, financial sector protocols and more. To meet this challenge, we will need to adjust our approach on how we address root causes and solutions through our training and educational efforts. We will also need to stress communication amongst our top advocates and partners. Please join us for a dynamic conversation where we will cover the most pressing issues of elder abuse in the time of an unprecedented worldwide pandemic response.
- Paul Greenwood, Esq., Retired Deputy District Attorney
- Eden Ruiz-Lopez, MPA, Assistant Deputy Director, National Center on Elder Abuse at the Keck School of Medicine of USC
- Julie Schoen, JD, Deputy Director, National Center on Elder Abuse at the Keck School of Medicine of USC
CEs application for this event will be available until October 4, 2020
A PDF copy of the PowerPoint slides for this presentation will be available to download during the event.
Topics: Multidisciplinary Teams, Overview/General, Preparedness and Response
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Advocates, Community
Level: Basic, Intermediate