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SC Dept on Aging, DSS, MUSC, UofSC, SC VAN, SCCADVASA, SC Respite Coalition and more honor WEAAD

June 15, 2021

Join the SC Dept on Aging, Dept of Social Services, UofSC, MUSC, SC Victim Assistance Network, SCCADVASA, SC Respite Coalition, The ARK of SC, Leeza's Care Connection and MSA Healthcare for an informative day of events from 10am-2pm on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

To register – click below
Social work CEUs are available upon request.

SC World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Agenda:
A Virtual Multi-Disciplinary Response to Elder Abuse
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Kay Taylor Hightower, Esq., Senior Consultant, South Carolina Department on Aging Dale Watson, State Longterm Care Ombudsman
Importance of building strong support for seniors and proclamation
Connie Munn, Director, South Carolina Department on Aging
South Carolina communities collaborating for improved elder abuse awareness and prevention
Laura Hudson, Executive Director, SC Victims Assistance Network
10:30AM - Noon
Trauma Informed Support for Elders
Moderator: Mara Allport, Training Program Manager, SC Safe Seniors (MUSC) Panelists:
Kelly Cordell, LMSW, South Carolina DSS, Director of Adult Advocacy
Tricia Phaup, MSW, LMSW, Director of Training & Prevention SCCADVASA
Theresa Skojec, LPC, Mental Health Services Manager, SC Safe Seniors (MUSC)
Dale Watson, State Longterm Care Ombudsman
Julie Watson, BSN, RN, GERO-BC, CHPN, Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Specialist, Forensic Nurse Examiner/SANE (MUSC)
Break 12:00PM - 12:15PM
12:15PM -12:30PM
Join the Fight against Elder Abuse – Volunteer
Learn how you can become a vulnerable adult guardian ad litem volunteer or an ombudsman volunteer
Brenda Stalzer, LMSW, Director, SC Vulnerable Adult Gaurdian ad Litem Program Dale Watson, State Longterm Care Ombudsman
12:30PM-1:30PM – Lunch and Learn
Self Care for Better Elder Care
Moderator: Nicholas Julian, Executive Director, SC Respite Coalition Panelists:
Roger S. Acton, Faith Based &Victims Services Project Director, SC Victims Assistance Network Megan Byers, MSW, LMSW, Program Coordinator, Office for the Study of Aging, Arnold School of Public Health
Marti Colucci, Executive Director, Leeza’s Care Connection
Dana Fleming, MSW, Medical Services of America Healthcare Peg Lahmeyer, Executive Director, The Ark of SC

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Mara Allport
(843) 792-0796