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12th Annual Adult Protective Services Conference

Houston District Adult Protective Services Board

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

12th Annual Adult Protective Services Conference

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May is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and Adult Protective Services is honored to host our 12th Annual Older American's Month Conference.  This year's conference highlights Senior Justice celebrating Harris County's new Assessment Center serving older adult victims of crime.  The Senior Justice Assessment Center (SJAC) is a one-stop shop for vulnerable older adult victims of crime to receive medical, legal and social services.  The Assessment Center is spearheaded by Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults collaborating with Adult Protective Services, Houston Police Department, Harris County District Attorney, UT Health and the Harris County Attorney's office whose mission is to provide a professional, compassionate, and coordinated approach to the treatment of abused, exploited and neglected senior adults, and to serve as a conduit for educational and prevention programs for the entire community.  In 2016 Adult Protective Services over 20,000 of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation cases in the Houston district. 







Jeff Mcshan, Crime Stoppers

Aaron Wische, Senior Executive Producer of New Strategy at KPRC-TV

Courtney Fischer, ABC 13

Saint John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle

Moderated by:  Ernie Manouse


Ernie Manouse  is anamerican television host, radio personality, writer and producer.



Workshop Sessions I 


Session A – Roving Bandits that Target Older Adults

Mary McFaden Assistant DA and Valerie Turner


Session BMobility Management for Seniors

Jessica Fuentes, Harris County Rides


Session C – "Seniors and the Veterans Administration”

Cornelius, Assistant Manager of Military Affairs for 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE

Edward B.  Perry  Public Contact Outreach Specialist for the Houston Regional Office of the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). 


Workshop Sessions II 

Session D – “Staying Out of the Closet, Issues LGBT Seniors Face”

Judy Woods, The Montrose Center


Session E –  “Senior Outreach and Advocacy”

Isabel Longoria, AARP


Session F– "Regulating a Housing Epidemic"

Officer Vince Johnson, Houston Police Department


Complimentary Lunch 


Workshop Session  III 

Session G – “When Neglect Equals Homicide”

Stacey Mitchell, Forensic Nurse


Session H – “Assisting Undocumented Seniors”

Wafa Abdin, Vice President of Immigration and Refuge Services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


Session I- "Accessing Elder Justice Resources in the Senior Resource Guide"

Josh Reynolds, MSW MBA and Tammy Mermelstein, MSW Care for Elders 


Special Media Session 


*4 CEUs will be available, Social Work, Guardianship, Community Health Care, and Legal

*4 TCLOE hours will be available

Have questions about 12th Annual Adult Protective Services Conference? Contact Houston District Adult Protective Services Board

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50 Waugh Dr
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Houston District Adult Protective Services Board

The Houston District Adult Protective Services Board's purpose is to improve the lives of the elderly and adults with disabilities in our community through education of the public; through advocacy; through improvement of existing services; and, through mobilization of new resources.  The board’s goals are to assist the Adult Protective Services Program of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in meeting the needs of the elderly or adults with disabilities in a state of abuse, neglect of exploitation in Region 6 through charitable and educational activities:

Adult Protective Services' mission is to protect older adults and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by investigating and providing or arranging for services as necessary to alleviate or prevent further maltreatment.  Our vision is to protect with purpose, passion and persistence.   


For additional information you  may contact Lori Albee at 713-767-2707, or Rachel Portnoy at 713-767-2762 .

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