Please join our webinar on Wednesday, September 13, 3:00–4:00 p.m. eastern time, as Andy Mao, J.D., Deputy Director (Fraud Section)/Elder Justice Initiative Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., hosts a discussion with Julie Schoen, J.D., Deputy Director, National Center on Elder Abuse, USC Center on Elder Mistreatment, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
National studies suggest that more than 10 percent of older Americans experience some form of elder abuse in a given year. This makes it highly likely that health care providers will see at least some patients who are experiencing elder abuse. Andy Mao and Julie Schoen will be sharing information and demonstrating two websites that focus exclusively on elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, the Elder Justice website and the National Center on Elder Abuse website. Participants will learn about resources and training opportunities that can deepen their understanding of how to identify and respond to elder abuse. The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program’s survey results on existing elder abuse training will be discussed, as well. The webinar will include time for Q&A.