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Addressing Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us at Institute on Aging for a mandated reporter training, on preventing and responding to elder and dependent adult abuse.

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.

You need attend only one of the three dates offered, all of which will be held in IOA’s Weinberg Auditorium. 

The April 23rd training will be online only.  We are not sure yet about the June 2nd date.

To log onto the April 23rd online meeting, the credentials are as follows:

April 23, 2020 Elder Abuse Prevention Mandated Reporter Meeting

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Access Code: 157-537-925

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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.

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

– 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


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.  (Doors will open at noon)

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  (Online training.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.)

If you intend to attend any of these program dates, you must register.  You may bring food or beverages into any of these trainings, but none will be provided by IOA.

Programs will begin on time, so please be prompt.


Jan. 21 & June 2: Tamari Hedani, MPH, Associate Director of Elder Abuse Prevention, Institute on Aging. She 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 23:  Shawna Reeves, MSW, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention, Institute on Aging. Previously, Shawna was Director of Financial Education and Advocacy at Council on Aging Silicon Valley. Shawna has published numerous articles on elder financial abuse and has presented throughout the country on consumer issues and innovative ways to prevent elder financial abuse. Shawna received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118 & online as noted.

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.


Continuing Education Information (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE.  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 offers CEs to LCSWs / MFTs / LPCCs / LEPs

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances and concerns please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114.

Intermediate Level: Some basic knowledge of the specific content area is required, but you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information at a level beyond the basic knowledge of the topic.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 working 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 of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

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: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 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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3575 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States


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