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Advanced Hoarding: Ethical Dilemmas of Self-Neglect of the Older Person

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The Kensington Assisted Living of White Plains

100 Maple Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

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Come learn about our isolated "hidden elders", the self-neglecting older persons who may have challenges connecting with helpful networks due to ageism and social bias.

Self Neglect represents the highest percentage of elder abuse cases. The Public Policy Institute of AARP estimates that self-neglect encompasses 40-50 percent of cases reported to state Adult Protective Service agencies. Self-abusers do not fit a uniform profile as there are many factors which may lead one to self-neglect.

Participants will learn indicators of self-neglect, ways to assess for this complex problem and advanced intervention strategies.

Participants will also explore the health, safety and mental health implications of self-neglect and ethical social work interventions. Ethical theories, as well as the NASW Code of Ethics, will be reviewed.

Participants participating in this program will be able to:

* Describe the 4 evolutionary periods of eithical changes in the profession of social work leading up to the development of NASW and the NASW Code of Ethics

* Name two key principles of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

* Identify 3 signs of self-neglect

* Name 2 ethical principles to consider when intervening with the self-neglecting older person.

* Name 3 key elements of a harm reduction plan of care.

Registration Cost:

$15.00 (non-refundable) Administrative fee for on-line registration

$20.00 (non-refundable) Administrative fee for registration at the door (check or cash only).

Registration, Dinner and Networking from 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshop program from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm

Live Workshop Continuing Education Credit Information:

Full attendance is required: no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers: The HDRT Group is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as a conditionally* approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers # 0301. This activity will qualify for 3.0 (Ethical) contact hours.

* Conditional approval still gives the HDRT Group full ability to provide CEU credits for this program.

Social Workers: The HDRT Group, Provider # 1445, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. ASWB Approval Period ( 6/08/15-6/08/16). Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 (Ethical) continuing education clock hours.

Case Managers: This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Care Managers (CCMs). CCMs participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Certificates of course completion will be individually distributed at the end of the workshop, and the submission of workshop evaluation form.

About the Instructor:

Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM, is the Executive Director of the Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc. She has over 30 years' experience in direct clinical services, supervision, administration and education in hospitals and long term care facilities. She holds a Master's in Social Work from Simmons College of Social Work in Boston and a Post-Master's Certificate in Gerontology from the Hunter-Brookdale Center on Aging in New York City.


This program will be held at the Kensington Assisted Living Facility

100 Maple Ave

White Plains, NY 10601

(914) 390-0080 The Kensington is a handicap accessible facility.

This program is generously co-sponsored by The Kensington Assisted Living Residence and Care Patrol

Customer Service: Call 914-980-7117 or email Anne Pagano at to ask about course content, instructors, request accommodations for disability, submit a formal grievance, or remove your name from a list.

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