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Conferences

A Clinical Response to Elder Abuse

OHSU Auditorium
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239


April 24, 2012

 

Conference hosted by:

 • OHSU Care Management
 • Multnomah County Adult Protective Services
 • OHSU Healthcare Cultural Advocacy Team

 

A Clinical Response to Elder Abuse

About This Conference

This free conference is intended to provide cross-disciplinary education to professionals responding to allegations of elder maltreatment. It is intended for adult protective services professionals, physicians, nurses, social workers, police, state’s attorneys, and others concerned with elder abuse and neglect. Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of the problem of elder maltreatment
  • Be able to identify common signs and symptoms of elder abuse and neglect
  • Understand the role of the medical professional in elder abuse and neglect situations
  • Understand the role of Adult Protective Services and what it means to be a mandated reporter
  • Know the role of the District Attorney’s Office in elder abuse and neglect cases
  • Understand the key elements of documentation that lead to successful prosecutions
  • Understand how diversity issues impact elder abuse and neglect assessments

 

Agenda

9:00 am: Registration begins

10:00 am: Opening statements by Sarah Power, social work manager, OHSU Care Management

10:00 am-12:00 pm: Best practices in the identification and management of elder abuse and neglect in a medical setting, Steven Tam - Download presentation

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:00 pm: The role of adult protective services and mandated reporting, Lisa Burnett and Wendy Hillman - Download presentation

2:00-3:00 pm: The role of the District Attorney’s Office in elder abuse and the importance of documentation, Chuck Mickley and Annie Shoen - Download presentation

3:00-3:15 pm: Break

3:15-4:15 pm: A cross-cultural approach to elder abuse and neglect, panel moderated by Mohammad Bader - Download presentation

4:15-5:00 pm: Case presentations, moderated by Susan Hedlund, manager, OHSU Oncology Patient and Family Services

Download a copy of the paper brochure here (PDF)

Download the results of the final conference evaluation (PDF)


Directions and Parking

We encourage you to take public transportation (street car, aerial tram or bus) to Marquam Hill. Parking is available $7/day at the South Waterfront Schnitzer Lot. Parking fee includes a complimentary aerial tram pass. Please allow yourself 30 minutes travel time by shuttle and aerial tram from the parking lot to the OHSU Auditorium.

Driving directions and parking information available here (PDF)


Speakers

Steven Tam
Steven Tam, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in geriatrics at the Department of Internal Medicine at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Tam also performs elder abuse assessments at The Elder Abuse Forensic Center of Orange County, where he reviews and evaluates cases of elder abuse, and works with an interdisciplinary team involving law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, the district attorney’s office, ombudsmen and other agencies.

Lisa Burnett
Lisa Burnett, M.Ed., is a clinical services specialist at Multnomah County Adult Protective Services. Ms. Burnett, originally a graduate of University of Oregon, brings twenty years of experience in working in adult protective services. Wendy Hillman Wendy Hillman, M.S.W., is a program supervisor at Multnomah County Adult Protective Services. She has worked in adult protective services for twenty years and has encountered a wide variety of victims, perpetrators and circumstances.

Wendy Hillman
Wendy Hillman, M.S.W., is a program supervisor at Multnomah County Adult Protective Services.She has worked in adult protective services for twenty years and has encountered a wide variety of victims, perpetrators and circumstances.

Chuck Mickley
Chuck Mickley, J.D., is a deputy district attorney with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Mickley joined the DA’s office in 1998. Since 2009, he has been focused on the prosecution of elder financial abuse cases and other crimes against elderly and vulnerable victims.

Annie Shoen
Annie Shoen, J.D., had been a deputy district attorney with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office since 2005. In 2008 she began focusing on domestic violence offenses and the prosecution of elder abuse. Currently Ms. Shoen screens and prosecutes most elder physical abuse felonies referred to the office.

Mohammad Bader
Mohammad Bader, M.S., L.P.C., is a program manager of Multnomah County Adult Protective Services and is currently on the board of directors of The National Committee for Abuse Prevention. Mr. Bader has over 25 years experience in social services and mental health fields.

Conference Video


Video 1: Opening statements by Sarah Power and Best practices in the identification and management of elder abuse and neglect in a medical setting, Steven Tam





Video 2: The role of adult protective services and mandated reporting, Lisa Burnett and Wendy Hillman






Video 3: The role of the District Attorney’s Office in elder abuse and the importance of documentation, Chuck Mickley and Annie Shoen






Video 4: A cross-cultural approach to elder abuse and neglect, panel moderated by Mohammad Bader






Video 5: Case presentations, moderated by Susan Hedlund






Video 6: Closing remarks, Mohammad Bader