The Equifax Data Breach: What You Need to Know Now & For Future Protection

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Institute on Aging (IOA)

3575 Geary Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94118

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Institute on Aging welcomes you to a free, 1.5 hour training, to be held at Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118. Continuing Education credit will be offered.

The Equifax data breach was a wake up call to anyone with a bank account or a credit card. How did this happen? What lessons can we learn from the breach? How can we protect ourselves, clients or loved ones from harm caused by a future breach?

In this workshop, we will cover the basics of credit protection and ID theft prevention. We will also learn about resources in the community that can help, if someone becomes a victim of ID theft or a credit scam.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term "data breach," and offer two examples of such an incident
  • Identify two types of groups which are vulnerable to data breach
  • Articulate three ways in which vulnerable parties may be protected from data breach


Theresa Chiong is a Staff Attorney at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO). Founded in 1975, APILO provides legal services in the areas of domestic violence, violence against women, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse, human trafficking, public benefits, youth rights, and social justice issues. Theresa currently specializes in elder abuse, domestic violence, and probate matters. Her project focuses on assisting elder clients and clients with disabilities with their legal matters. Prior to her work in the senior law project, Theresa provided legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders, related family law proceedings, and obtaining immigration relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from Golden Gate University, School of Law.

Shawna Reeves is Director of Elder Abuse Prevention at the Institute on Aging, in San Francisco. Previously, she was Director of Financial Education and Advocacy at Council on Aging Silicon Valley. Shawna lead-authored an article on financial abuse prevention strategies that appeared in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, co-authored "Examining Faulty Foundations in Today's Reverse Mortgages" with Consumers Union and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and was featured in a Journal of Progressive Human Services article titled, "Social Work in the Campaign Against Predatory Consumer Financing: An Interview with Shawna Reeves.” Shawna taught Social Welfare Policy Analysis at San Jose State University, and currently advises Smith College School for Social Work students on their community practice projects. Shawna received her bachelor's degree in political science from Santa Clara University and her master's degree in social work from Smith College.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Doors to the training will open at noon. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt. After the program ends at 2 p.m., 1/2 hour will be allotted for networking (until 2:30 p.m.)

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch, snack and beverages into the training, but none will be provided by IOA.


If you seek 1.5 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT does offer CEs to LCSWs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Senior Education Specialist, Institute on Aging, at, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

Continuing Education Information (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end fo the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

Introductory Level: No prior knowledge of the specific content area is needed in order for you to participate fully and effectively in the workshop. The information or skills will be (or may be) new for those who enroll.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

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