Two of our most important goals are professional education and community education. To achieve these goals, the Community Education, Professional Education, and Elder Abuse Prevention committees work to put together trainings and events based on community feedback!
Elder Abuse Prevention
Spring Event 2021: This event is geared towards professionals and covers changes to the Power of Attorney laws, an overview of Adult Protective Services, and "Age Friendly" practices.
Taking the Scary Out of Safety- A Town Hall Event: This event took place live on our Facebook page! Local service providers discussed services their agencies provide that can sometimes be intimidating to access.
Continuing the Conversation- Domestic Violence in Immigrant Households: Our committee partnered with RISE-NY and ACA to deliver this session on the unique challenges faced by victims and survivors of domestic violence when their immigration status comes into play. This session covers relationship dynamics in a culturally sensitive lens, current resources, and law protecting victims and survivors.
Discussing Domestic Violence in Broome County- A Town Hall Event: A year into the COVID-19 pandemic had our committee searching for a unique way to provide information and answer questions. This forum is a much more casual way to have the conversation about domestic violence in our community and how people can access help.