Elder Justice Visual Podcast Series                                                                               Featured...
What is a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)?- The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s multidisciplinary teams comprise  professionals from...
Elder Abuse Case Coordination             Review Team (EACCRT)                            Some members of EACCRT-   Based ...
The Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team                  (Brooklyn MDT)                                                      ...
The Teams at a Glance                   EACCRT                                               Brooklyn MDT- M e e t s i n M...
How Can NYC-based Professionals Access NYCEAC’s MDT and Consult Services?- Contact Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator, Rob...
Benefits of Multidisciplinary Teams- Provide assessment, assistance and bring resolution to difficult  cases utilizing per...
Successes of Multidisciplinary Teams- The results of an evaluation conducted by an independent  researcher showed that the...
Challenges of Multidisciplinary Teams- Some agencies are hesitant to commit staff time to teams. This can  usually be over...
Each year in NYC, over 100,000community residing older adults        are victimized.    Only 1 in 24 receive help.     Be ...
Thank you to the following foundations for       generously supporting the NYC Elder Abuse Center during 2012:        -   ...
Thank you to our Steering Committee Members:- Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter – Matt Khudish- Archaeos - David Nelson ...
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NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams Slidecast

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In this Slidecast, Robin Roberts, LMSW, NYCEAC’s Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator, defines MDTs, provides an overview of NYCEAC’s teams and offers information about how professionals can access a team. She also discusses the benefits, successes and challenges of MDTs.

This is the second Slidecast in NYCEAC’s Elder Justice Visual Podcast Series – professionals discussing elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Our Podcast Series features interviews with professionals from a wide range of disciplines, with the goal of providing you with interesting and helpful information about policy, practice, research and education. Our interviews purposefully focus on successes and challenges relevant to the elder justice field.

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NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams Slidecast

  1. 1. Elder Justice Visual Podcast Series Featured Guest P r o f e s si o n a l s D i s c u s s i n g E l d e r A b u s e , N e g l e c t a n d E x p l o i t a t i o n Featured Podcast: Overview of the NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT): From the MDT Coordinator’s Perspective Cara Kenien, LMSW, MPA Social Media Manager, Robin Roberts, LMSW NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator, NYC Elder Abuse Center interviews Robin Roberts, LMSW “NYCEAC is improving the way professionals, organizations and systems respond to elder abuse victims.” - Risa Breckman
  2. 2. What is a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)?- The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s multidisciplinary teams comprise professionals from diverse disciplines and across systems who come together to provide comprehensive assessment and develop thoughtful solutions on complex abuse cases. Teams typically include representatives from the fields of medicine, law, social work, adult protective services and many others.
  3. 3. Elder Abuse Case Coordination Review Team (EACCRT) Some members of EACCRT- Based in Manhattan and meets monthly. Meetings change venue.- Membership is voluntary. Approximately 40 agencies participate.- Cases are reviewed at each meeting and presentations are given on pertinent topics chosen by the team.- EACCRT represents an MDT model that is easily replicable. It does not require significant staff time to coordinate or facilitate.
  4. 4. The Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team (Brooklyn MDT)  Some members of the Brooklyn MDT- Based in Brooklyn and meets three times per month at the same location.- Membership is assigned with 8 government and nonprofit agencies comprising the core team.- Cases are discussed, suggestions made, an action plan is developed and followed closely to case resolution.- Presentations are given on pertinent topics chosen by the team.- Follow up and accountability are key factors of this team model.
  5. 5. The Teams at a Glance EACCRT Brooklyn MDT- M e e t s i n M a n h a tta n m o n t h l y. - M e e t s i n Br o o k l yn t h r e e t i m e s p e r- M e m b e rsh ip i s vo l u n t a r y. m o n t h.- M e e t i ngs i n c l u d e a c o m b i n ati on o f - M e m b e rs a r e a s s i g ne d b y c a s e r e vi e w & t r a i n in g o r g a ni zati ons a n d c o n s i sten t. p r e s entati on s. - M e e t i ngs p r i m a r i l y i n c l u d e c a s e- Af t e r a c a s e i s r e vi e we d , t e a m r e vi e w a n d d i s c u ssi on. m e m b e rs o ff e r s u g g e sti on s & t h e - Pr e s e ntati ons a r e h e l d l e s s case might or might not be f r e q uentl y i n c o m p a ri son t o t h e r e vi e we d a g a i n . EAC C RT t e a m . - Af t e r a c a s e i s r e vi e we d , a n a c t i o n p l a n i s d e ve l o p e d b y t e a m m e m b e rs & t h e c a s e i s r e vi e we d a g a i n a t f u t u re m e e t i n g s u n t i l r e s o lve d .
  6. 6. How Can NYC-based Professionals Access NYCEAC’s MDT and Consult Services?- Contact Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator, Robin Roberts, LCSW at 718-722-4839 or at rroberts(at)nyceac(dot)com. Robin will discuss the case to determine whether a case consultation or multidisciplinary team involvement is needed.- NYCEAC’s case consultations are typically handled by a social worker although NYCEAC provides medical case consultation as well, when needed.
  7. 7. Benefits of Multidisciplinary Teams- Provide assessment, assistance and bring resolution to difficult cases utilizing perspectives and resources from across disciplines, organizations and systems.- Promote coordination between agencies, provide checks and balances and ensure that the interests and rights of all concerned parties are addressed.- Team members identify and work to resolve service gaps and breakdowns in coordination or communication, reducing fragmentation and increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Professionals are provided with training and resources.
  8. 8. Successes of Multidisciplinary Teams- The results of an evaluation conducted by an independent researcher showed that the teams are effective.- Team members regularly complete surveys and the results and case outcomes have been very positive.“The team members will tell you: it saves time, energy, resources and also prevents the duplication of services.” – Robin Roberts, LMSW
  9. 9. Challenges of Multidisciplinary Teams- Some agencies are hesitant to commit staff time to teams. This can usually be overcome by explaining the goals, objectives and structure of the teams and inviting professionals to observe the teams in action.- Some professionals have never presented a case to a team and might experience anxiety at the thought of doing so. It is important to offer presentation preparation assistance to help people overcome their hesitancy to bring cases to the team.
  10. 10. Each year in NYC, over 100,000community residing older adults are victimized. Only 1 in 24 receive help. Be part of the solution.Together we can prevent abuse . For further information, visit our website at www.nyceac.com
  11. 11. Thank you to the following foundations for generously supporting the NYC Elder Abuse Center during 2012: - The Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation - FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds - Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation - Bruce A. Gimbel Foundation, Inc. - The Park Foundation
  12. 12. Thank you to our Steering Committee Members:- Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter – Matt Khudish- Archaeos - David Nelson Gimbel- Bronx County District Attorney’s Office – Ellen Kolodney- Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity - Jean Callahan- The Carter Burden Center for the Aging – Ken Onaitis- The Council for Senior Centers and Services – Bobbie Sackman- CONNECT – Sally MacNichol- Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service - Pat Brownell- Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of NY - Kim Williams- The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Intervention and Research in Elder Abuse - Joy Solomon- Heights and Hills - Judy Willig- JASA - Robin Roberts (NYCEAC staff) and Donna Dougherty- Kings County District Attorney’s Office - Arlene Markarian and Peg Horan- Mount Sinai Hospital Elder Abuse Program – Fay Kahan- Neighborhood SHOPP - Evelyn Laureano- New York County District Attorney’s Office - Liz Loewy- New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Ron Adelman and Ronnie LoFaso- NYC Department for the Aging - Aurora Salamone- NYC Housing Authority - Modestine Rogers- NYC Human Resources Administration Adult Protective Services - Lin Saberski- New York Legal Assistance Group - Randal Jeffrey- Queens County District Attorney’s Office – Marjorie Fisher- UJA-Federation of New York – Anita Altman- Renaissance Economic Development Corporation – Peter Cheng- United Federation of Teachers - Sasha Greene- The Valdimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation – Diana Buckhantz- Weill Cornell Medical College’s Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology - Risa Breckman and Mark Lachs (NYCEAC staff to the Steering Committee)

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