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Below are links to Reference Materials; Laws & Legislation; News & Information; Upcoming Events; Funding; Archived Events (Additional archived information from Home Page can be found on the Resources & Links page)

Thank you for visiting the NYS Coalition on Elder Abuse website.

We hope you find the information useful.

 

 
 

 

        Nashville Public Television         

            Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation - premieres Nov 17

            watch documentary

            Special note: NYS Elder Abuse Prevalence Study is referenced in the

            materials, as well as two related follow-up studies.

            Then click on the Documentaries tab to watch previous programs

     

           New York State Victim Legal Assistance

       Network Development                         

           link to project details & two related surveys

       

 

        Groundbreaking New York State Study

       Report Released by OCFS on June 15, 2016    

          

           New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)

           announced the release of The New York State Cost of

           Financial Exploitation, a multi-agency study of the impact

           of financial crimes against the elderly, with an eye toward

           prevention. The study finds the statewide impact of financial

           exploitation is at least $1.5 billion each year.

           read updated OCFS press release

           read Executive Summary & the Final Report

          

          

           Training & Resource Materials

          

           June 2016

           FBI Public Service Alert

           Increase in Complaints Related to

         Technical Support Scams

           read details in FBI PSA document - Technical Details, Variations &

           Trends, Additional Treats, Defense & Mitigation, Filing a Complaint

 

       March 2016

       U.S. Consumer Financial Protection

       Bureau (CFPB) Issued an Advisory &

       Report for Financial Institutions on

       Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

           CFPB website for press release & more information

           CFPB Advisory for Financial Institutions

           CFPB Recommendations & Report

                

          

Reporting Financial Abuse

Clarification for Financial Institutions

Working with Financial Services - Adult Protective Services Guidelines & Form released in June 2015      

background information                                             

June 2015 Guidelines

request form

recent updates on NAPSA website              New updates!

  • Archived Jan 7 webinar & slides on Revised Standard Forms for APS to Request Bank Records;
  • Sample letters, some state specific;
  • Follow-up letter if there is a refusal to provide records.

 

NYS Department of Financial Services

Guidance for Financial Institutions on Preventing elder Financial Exploitation - Feb 26, 2015

read Superintendent Lawsky's letter

Federal

Federal Interagency Guidance on Privacy Laws & Reporting Financial Abuse of Older Adults - Sept 24, 2013

read interagency guidance document

SEC press release

 

 

USDOJ Elder Justice Website

USDOJ Elder Justice Website - includes includes resources for victims, families, prosecutors, practitioners, and a comprehensive research database.

 

New OCFS Phone Number Makes Services for Vulnerable Older Adults More Accessible

     New Yorkers should now dial 1-844-697-3505 for the NYS Human Services Call Center (HSCC), which can answer questions about adult services, provide contact information for local APS, or take information regarding abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults and send it to the local APS unit. As always, if someone is in immediate danger - call 911.

for more information including HSCC hours

 

White House Conference on Aging

Final Report for the 2015 Conference released in Jan 2016

 

Laws & Legislation

 

 

Updated Nov 2015

Nationwide Survey of Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Elderly and/or Vulnerable Persons

read updated document

 

 

NYS Coalition on Elder Abuse

If you are interested in joining the New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse, please fill out and return a membership form. The Coalition is based in New York, but often addresses elder abuse issues that have national or international interest.

more information about the Coalition & a copy of the form

Please contact Denise Shukoff, NYS Coalition on Elder Abuse Coordinator, if you have questions about information included on this website. email address

 

Archived Information: several listings that were originally on this page have been moved to the Resources & Links page for ongoing reference

 

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In The News

NYS OCFS Adult Services

read Feb 2017 Newsletter

 

National APS Resource Center

Technical Assistance Briefs      

read new documents & other NAPSRC briefs on various topics

R2P one-page webinar briefs

 

Steuben County Financial Exploitation case

read NYS Police press release

 

 
 

Upcoming Events

TRIPLL of Weill Cornell Medicine

Free monthly web based training resource for health professionals, researchers, others interested or working in aging field

Pain & Decision Making

Jan - June, 2017

for dates, topics, registration

 

JASA Elder Abuse Training Institute

details & registration for all the workshops in the series

Upcoming dates: Feb 14, Mar 22, May 4, 2017

social work credits available

 

Save the Date

Lifespan's Multidisciplinary Regional Training Program

Tues, June 6, 2017; 10 am - 3 pm

Watkins Glen, NY

approved for SW contact hours

details & registration soon

 

21st Annual Aging Concerns Unite Us Conference (ACUU)

Albany, NY

June 6 & 7, 2017

for details and registration

 

Save the Date

NAPSA Conference

Aug 28 - 30, 2017

 

Save the Date

2017 NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition Conference

Oct 2 & 3, 2017

Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY

 

  Funding Opportunities

National Institute of Justice

Tips for Making Your Proposal Competitive

tips from NIJ Director

 

  Archived Events

Some archived events have been moved to the Research & Training Page

Oct 2015Webinar Series

5 programs

Association on Aging in NY & NYSOFA

archived webinars - also includes links to all webinars since 2012

 

National Legal Resource Center

NLRC website

National Elder Rights Training Project Webinar Series

Wed, Jan, 14, 2015 - 2 pm EST

Ethical Challenges of Legal Services Working on Elder Abuse Issues

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - 2 pm EST

Involuntary Transfer & Discharge from Nursing Homes: Prevention, Advocacy & Appeals

archived webinars

 

National Center for Victims of Crime

Recognize, Report, and Recover

Webinar Series

Programs are recorded & archived

view list & details

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 Webinar

Victim Service Providers Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

Speakers: Liz Loewy & Merry O'Brien

recording, slides, & other materials now available

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 Webinar

Friends & Family Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

recording, slides & other materials now available

 

 

 

 

 

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New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse - Statewide Elder Abuse Outreach Effort

 

Formed by Lifespan to implement the New York State Elder Abuse Summit Action Agenda, the coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,800 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Through statewide outreach efforts, the Coalition serves as a catalyst for change, raising awareness and offering solutions for prevention and intervention through education, advocacy and research. Lifespan provides staff support for the Coalition.

 
 

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