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2015 Spring Webinar – Observational Measures of Elder Self-Neglect

March 9, 2015
Dr. Madelyn  Iris 
Dr. Kendon Conrad 

Elder self-neglect (ESN) represents half or more of all cases reported to adult protective services. ESN directly affects older adults and also their families, neighbors, and the larger communities around them. ESN has public health implications and is associated with higher than expected mortality rates, hospitalizations, long-term care placements, and localized environmental and safety hazards. This webinar begins by describing results from a study using concept mapping to create a conceptual model of ESN and the items needed to measure it. On this webinar, presenters will discuss findings from a study that resulted in the development of the Elder Self-Neglect Assessment (ESNA). The tool was field-tested by social workers, case managers, and adult protective services providers from 13 Illinois agencies. ESNA indicators of self-neglect align into two broad categories: behavioral characteristics and environmental factors, which must be accounted for in a comprehensive evaluation. Discussion will focus on the clustering of items into the two categories and on the hierarchy of items which should represent severity of self-neglect. (NOTE: the webinar recording begins on slide 3 of the slide handout. Introductory remarks are excluded due to recording technical difficulties). (Materials: slide presentation)

Juvenile Risk Assessments Are a Best Practice—But Do They Actually Work? What the Data Say About Eight Risk Assessments From Across the United States

March 4, 2015
 National Council On Crime and Deliquency 

NCCD has released new graphics that display important data on the effectiveness of risk assessments used in juvenile justice systems around the country. These charts come from NCCD’s study of eight risk assessments in 10 jurisdictions in consultation with an advisory board of juvenile justice researchers and developers of commercial risk assessment systems. In response to concerns voiced by juvenile justice practitioners and researchers about the classification and predictive validity of several risk assessments, NCCD conducted a multisite study that compared the assessments’ predictive validity, reliability, equity, and costs.

2015 Winter Webinar - Forensic Markers of Elder Abuse and Neglect

January 12, 2015
 Moderated by Kathleen Quinn and Andrew Capehart 

It is often difficult to figure out if an injury or wound is due to elder abuse. In part, this is because many of the normal and common age-related changes mask and mimic signs of elder abuse. "Older adults bruise easily" and "old people who aren't mobile develop pressure sores" are common refrains that may be hard to refute. In this webinar we will review the research and clinical findings that help distinguish forensic markers of elder mistreatment. (Materials: slide presentation) Presenter - Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics (Clinical Scholar) and Associate Dean of Primary Care, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California 

Practice Guide: Creating a Juvenile Justice LGBTQ Task Force

December 17, 2014
 Bernadette E. Brown 
 Aisha Canfield 
 Angela  Irvine 

As awareness has grown concerning the need to consider sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in order to provide appropriate treatment and services to juvenile justice system-involved youth, many jurisdictions have adopted policies with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their families. This practice guide offers instruction for convening a juvenile justice LGBTQ task force charged with developing such policies and/or establishing community relationships that result in LGBTQ youth and family access to supportive resources. This is the first in NCCD's series of practice guides and reports regarding LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The entire series will be posted here.

Webinar: Using Pay for Success to Address Racial Disparities in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

November 20, 2014
 Kathy Park 
 Deirdre O'Connor 

Racial disparities in child welfare and juvenile justice systems are prevalent throughout the nation. This webinar provides an overview of Pay for Success and discuss an upcoming opportunity for using it to address these disparities in these systems. NCCD's Social Innovation Fund Pay For Success project is also discussed, including the scope of eligible applicants and a timeline for release of its RFP. Click here to view the presentation. 

Stanislaus County Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative Evaluation Report

October 23, 2014
 Caroline Glesmann 
 Angela Irvine 

In order to address the lack of gender-responsive resources for justice-involved girls in Stanislaus County, California, the Prison Law Office in Berkeley partnered with the Stanislaus County Probation Department to develop the Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative. Progress made by the initiative, which began in late 2009, was eventually evaluated by NCCD. This report and executive summary detail the results of this process and outcome evaluation of the initiative, which are meant to inform other counties interested in implementing a gender-responsive approach to meeting girls’ needs in their jurisdictions.

Stanislaus County Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative Executive Summary of Evaluation Report

October 22, 2014
 Caroline Glesmann 
 Angela Irvine 

In order to address the lack of gender-responsive resources for justice-involved girls in Stanislaus County, California, the Prison Law Office in Berkeley partnered with the Stanislaus County Probation Department to develop the Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative. Progress made by the initiative, which began in late 2009, was eventually evaluated by NCCD. This report and executive summary detail the results of this process and outcome evaluation of the initiative, which are meant to inform other counties interested in implementing a gender-responsive approach to meeting girls’ needs in their jurisdictions.

October 8, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

The October issue of SDM News highlights the importance of healing in reaching best outcomes in child protection and other social service systems. In addition, read updates on our work in Texas and Queensland, Australia. *Note that this link opens slowly. Please be patient.

2014 Fall Webinar - Educating and Preparing Preprofessional Students on Adult and Elder Abuse: Implications for University Curriculum, and Insights from a Promising Program

September 22, 2014
 Moderated by Kathy Park 

This webinar consists of a two-part panel presentation. First, Dr. Christina Policastro, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia Southern University, will provide an overview and summary of findings from a research study that assessed levels of elder abuse awareness among social work, nursing, health professions, and criminal justice students. Next, Risa Breckman and Dr. Karl Pillemer will present an overview of The Risk and Resiliency Internship Project (RRIP), created by NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) and The Legacy Project, designed to expose undergraduates to the wisdom and robust experience of older generations as well as to the issue of elder abuse. Risa Breckman is an Assistant Professor of Gerontological Social Work in Medicine and the Director of the NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medical College's Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Karl Pillemer is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. (Materials: slide presentation)

Notes and Resources for the NCCD Deincarceration Report Series

September 8, 2014
 Antoinette Davis 
 Angela Irvine 
 Jason Ziedenberg 

This document contains notes and resources for the NCCD deincarceration report series. The complete series of reports can be found here.