Elder Abuse and Dementia

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June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Commission for Elder Abuse and Nelgect Specialists, Inc and The Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative are pleased to offer this full day training on elder abuse in dementia.

Assessing for elder abuse can be difficult for professionals and clinicians alike.


8:00am-8:30am Sign in and coffee
8:30am-9:30am Signs, Symptoms, and Red Flags for Abuse, Troy Kindy, LCSW
9:30am-10:30am, Dementia for Social Workers, Troy Kindy, LCSW
10:45am-11:45am, Interviewing Persons with Dementia about Abuse, Troy Kindy, LCSW
11:45am-12:45pm, Lunch Provided
12:45pm-1:45pm, Financial Exploitation and Abuse, Aaron Plumber, Adult Protect Services Investigator
1:45pm-2:45pm, Mandatory Reporting and Working with Adult Protective Services, Pam Slaughter, Multnomah County Adult Protective Services Investigator
2:45pm-3:45pm, Prosecution and Dementia, An Overview, Megan Johnson, JD
3:45pm-4:00pm, Questions and Answers
4:00pm-4:15pm, Evaluations and CEU’s

About our Presentors:

Troy Kindy, LCSW, is a licensed clincial social worker. He is the owner of Portland Elder Counseling and Support Services, a mental health and case management company in Portland. He is also one of the founders and the current preseident of The Commission for Elder Abuse and Neglect Specialists, Inc.

Aaron Plumber is currently an investigator with Multnomah County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) where he investigates primarily larger financial exploitation cases perpetrated against older and vulnerable adults. Aaron’s professional work history includes working as a human services investigator and an abuse investigator in Developmental Disabilities. He is curently working on his accounting degree and hopes to become a Certiied Fraud Examiner (CFE) where he will continue to help protect vulnerable populations from financial abuse, fraud and exploitation.

Pamela Slaughter is a graduate of Linfield College and an Adult Protective Services (APS) Investigator and Screener in Multnomah County. Over the past 23 years, Pam has investigated allegations of abuse and neglect against seniors and physically disabled adults in the following roles: Adult Care Home Investigator, Community Investigator, Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) team member, Facilities Investigator, and an Investigator/Screener. Pam writes a weekly article on issues regarding seniors for an online magazine www.bellaonline.com and also works as a real estate broker where she is working toward a senior specialist designation.

Megan Johnson is a Senior Deputy District Attorney at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. She has been prosecuting since 2001, and has focused her career on the protection of our most vulnerable populations. She is currently the Chair of Washington County’s team of professionals who work together to combat abuse of the elderly and other vulnerable adult populations. She also supervises the team of attorneys that prosecute crimes committed against elders. Her areas of focus in elder abuse prosecutions are sexual assault, financial abuse, and physical abuse and neglect. She attended the University of Oregon School of Law, and college at the University of Puget Sound.