A Clinical Response to Elder Abuse (2015)

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital - Vey Auditorium
700 SW Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239

June 20, 2015

Conference hosted by:

OHSU Care Management

A Clinical Response to Elder Abuse

About This Conference

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

  • Understand the scope of the problem of elder maltreatment
  • Be able to identify common signs and symptoms of elder abuse and neglect
  • Understand the perspectives and roles of helping professionals in elder abuse and neglect situations
  • Build psycho-social assessment skills in cases involving abuse and neglect
  • Build skills around cognitive assessments
  • Acquire new skills in assessing and intervening in elder maltreatment cases
  • Understand the key elements of documentation in elder abuse and neglect cases
  • Be able to identify ethical issues and that can effect outcomes in cases involving abuse and neglect


8:30 am: Registration begins

9:00 am: Opening statements by Sarah Power, LCSW, Social Work Manager, OHSU Department of Care Management

9:00-10:00 am: Elder Abuse from a Medical Perspective, Dr. Daisuki Yamashita, OHSU Department of Family Medicine

10:00-11:00 am: Cognitive Evaluations and How They Contribute to Abuse and Neglect Assessments, Sabine Kaul-Connolly, M. Ed., OTR/L, and Jennifer Pidkowicz, MSOT, OTR/L, OHSU Department of Rehabilitation Services

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Prosecution of Elder Abuse Crimes, Melissa Marrero, J.D., Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

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

1:00-2:00 pm: Social Work Assessments and Interventions in Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect Situations, Troy Kindy, LCSW, OHSU Department of Care Management

2:00-3:00 pm: Applying the Jonsen Model to Ethically Challenging Cases, Sarah Power, LCSW, Social Work Manager, OHSU Department of Care Management, and Mary Denise Smith, RN, OHSU Palliative Care and Ethics Consult Services

3:00-4:00 pm: Where is Oregon with Regard to Elder Abuse and Where is it Going? Valerie Eames, MSW, The State of Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigation (OAAPI) and Fred Steele, JD, MPH, Legal Services Developer for the State of Oregon and Co-Chair of the National Association of Legal Services Developers

Download a copy of the paper brochure here (PDF)

Directions and Parking

Parking is available at OHSU Marquam Hill Campus for this all day Saturday event.

Driving directions and parking information available here

Online Registration

There is no cost to attend this event and no cost for CEUs. Registration must be received by June 13 in order to reserve space. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you have questions or special requests regarding the conference, please contact Troy Kindy at 503 418-4148 or

If you have a disability and wish to request reasonable accommodation to access this event, please contact Troy Kindy (503 418-4148, , OHSU Care Management) no later than five business days prior to the event. This program is available in alternative formats upon request.