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Addressing Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Elder Dependent Adult Abuse

Training Tuesday, April 13, 12:30-2 p.m. (1.5 CEs)

Addressing Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training

Tamari Hedani, MPH, Associate Director, Elder Abuse Prevention, IOA

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This training is for all mandated reporters who work in the City and County of San Francisco, and whose agencies receive funding from the City and County of San Francisco. If you have not attended an elder and dependent adult abuse training in the past fiscal year, please see your supervisor about your need to participate. Mandated Reporters are, by law, any person who has assumed full or intermittent responsibility for care or custody of an elder or dependent adult, whether or not that person receives compensation, including administrators, supervisors, and any licensed staff of a public or private facility that provides care or services for elder or dependent adults, or any elder or dependent adult care custodian, health practitioner, clergy member, or employee of a county adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency.


  • Describe 3 common scenarios in which elders and dependent adults are susceptible to abuse
  • Identify 4 “red flags” which indicate possible elder or dependent adult abuse- Define the term “mandated reporter,” as legally defined by California State Law
  • Practice knowledge application of 4 legal obligations of mandated reporters, as required by the State of California
  • Analyze the role of Adult Protective Services (APS) in protecting elders and dependent adults from abuse

Instructor:  Tamari Hedani, MPH, Associate Director of Elder Abuse Prevention, Institute on Aging. Tamari spearheads IOA’s elder abuse prevention efforts in San Francisco and supports programs throughout the Bay Area. Tamari directs the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensic Center, facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions of open Adult Protective Services cases with partners such as the San Francisco District Attorney, Public Guardian, and Police Department. She works closely with San Francisco city departments on their elder abuse efforts, recently launching the San Francisco Veterans Benefits Protection Project in partnership with entities such as the California Attorney’s General Office and California Department of Insurance. Tamari served as chair of the Elder Justice Subcommittee of the San Francisco Family Violence Council and is a founding member of the international Elder Justice League Social Media Coalition. Tamari received her Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics and human development from the University of California, Davis, and her Master’s Degree in public health from Columbia University.


April 13
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


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