World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
The featured speaker of this Community Conversation, hosted by the NASW-NJ and NJAAW, is Peter Jacob, MSW, LSW. A Licensed Social Worker, Peter is the Coordinator of Project CEASSE (Combating Elder Abuse through Supportive Services and Education) at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ in Elizabeth, which serves residents throughout Union County. Peter has served as a social worker in various capacities in Union County for more than a decade, including with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and SERV Behavioral Health. He earned his master’s degree in social work, studying mental health and social economic development, from Washington University in St. Louis, and his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Kean University.
This event is free and open to the public. It is not CEU eligible. To register, click here; webinar information will be sent via a confirmation email.