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Trauma – Informed Responses

The Things They Carry: Advancing Trauma – Informed Responses to Elder Abuse

In October 2018, Weill Cornell Medicine’s NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale (Weinberg Center) convened experts from across the country in with deep knowledge and experience in subjects spanning neuroscience and geriatrics, innovative trauma therapies and public policy to begin to answer an overarching question: What do professionals across disciplines and systems need to know about trauma and its effects on older adults to be able to identify individuals in need and help them to heal? This report, published in January 2020, offers significant recommendations for the elder justice field generated at the symposium.

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