Social Workers Present at International Symposium on Elder Abuse

Jun 14, 2024

Caregiver panel

NASW Social Work Pioneer® and Maryland Chapter member Sandra Edmonds Crewe and Chris Herman, senior practice associate at NASW, were among the seven social workers invited to present at the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse.

The theme was The Elder Mistreatment Ecosystem: Emerging Innovations and Evolving Ideas.

The Georgia Anetzberger Award was presented to Patricia Kimball, executive director of the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine (EAIME) and founder of the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine. This biennial award, established in honor of NASW Social Work Pioneer® and Ohio Chapter member Georgia Anetzberger, recognizes an individual who has contributed outstanding service to the field of elder abuse. 

Anetzberger, a consultant in private practice and adjunct faculty member in the schools of Medicine and Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has devoted 50 years—as a practitioner, planner, administrator, researcher, educator, and author—to preventing and addressing elder abuse. 

The award in Anetzberger’s name was bestowed upon Kimball for EAIME’s involvement in the implementation of an evidence-based model to respond to and prevent elder abuse and self-neglect. Under Kimball’s leadership, RISE—Repair Harm, Inspire Change, Support Connection, Empower Choice—was implemented in Maine in partnership with the state’s Adult Protective Services. The model was described in detail during the symposium Canadian social worker David Burnes, professor at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and Canada Research Chair on Older Adult Mistreatment Prevention. 

Laura, Patty, Georgia

From left: Laura Mosqueda, director, National Center on Elder Abuse, and professor of family medicine and geriatrics, both at the USC Keck School of Medicine; Patricia Kimball, and Georgia Anetzberger. (Photo credit: USC Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse).

In the photo, from left are, Laura Mosqueda, director, National Center on Elder Abuse, and professor of family medicine and geriatrics, both at the USC Keck School of Medicine; Patricia Kimball, and Georgia Anetzberger. (Photo credit: USC Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse). 

Among the social workers presenting posters at the symposium were NASW Michigan Chapter member Joy Swanson Ernst, who co-presented a poster entitled APS Administrative Data Initiative (AADI): A New National Network.

Visit https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/tamkin-symposium-2024/ to read the symposium program, slides, and posters. 

Caption for banner photo: From left, Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho, postdoctoral fellow, USC Keck School of Medicine, Sandra Edmonds Crewe, dean at Howard University School of Social Work; E-Shien (Iggy) Chang, assistant professor of gerontology in medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College; and Chris Herman. (Photo credit: USC Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse). 

 

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