2nd Texas Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation

The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Greater Houston presents the 2nd Texas Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation on Friday, October 17th, 2014. This event examines newly emerging research on why older persons may be more susceptible to financial abuse. Additionally, you can learn about programs on how to prevent elder financial abuse, prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes, and protect the victims. Read more…

Program Topics and Presenters

The Aging Brain and Financial Struggle,  Robert Roush, Ph.D.  
The way the brain changes as we get older also makes us more susceptible to fraud. Dr. Roush discusses how, as we age, cognitive functioning may become impaired, and it becomes difficult to make sound financial decisions.

Technology & Elder Financial Exploitation,Elizabeth Loewy, Senior VP of Industry Relations, EverSafe 
Technology based solutions can now help guard older adults from financial exploitation.  Learn about how one such defense network can detect and prevent fraud, monitor credit cards and bank accounts, and reveal erratic activity and changes in spending patterns to assist seniors and caregivers protect a lifetime of savings and assets.

Protecting Consumers from Wire Fraud, John Skoglund, III, Western Union Global Consumer Protection
Every day, millions of consumers rely on Western Union Money Transfer® to send money to near and far. Western Union strives to educate consumers on safeguarding transactions and personal information, and avoiding fraud.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,Jenefer Duane, Office of Older Adults
The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans works to give seniors information and tools to navigate safely through financial challenges like their new “Money Smart for Older Adults – Prevent Financial Exploitation.”

Working with Communities and Victims to Prevent and Respond to Crimes Against Seniors, Christine Kieffer, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Education Foundation (FINRA)
Learn about partnerships on and resources for preventing and responding to crimes against the elderly.

New Ways the Legal System Can Address Elder Financial Abuse,Joanne Woodruff, Bexar County DA, Elder Fraud Unit
The Bexar County Elder Fraud Unit not only prosecutes financial crimes against the elderly, but they provide outreach to the community to prevent crime. This combination of outreach and prosecution is a successful one that is making a difference to the elderly citizens of Bexar County.

Elder Forensic Centers,Jason Burnett, PhD, UT Health Houston – Medical School, James Booker, Adult Protective Services, and Lynne Parsons, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
Elder Abuse Forensic Centers are changing the way elder abuse cases are prosecuted through an unprecedented collaborative process.This panel will discuss the work involved in establishing such a center in Harris County.

Registration Information:
Friday, October 17, 2014   8:30 am registration   9:00 to 3:30 Program    United Way, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, 77007
$25 includes breakfast and lunch (non-refundable)
Pre-conference registration closes October 10th. $30 at door after this date.

Continuing Education Units available at no extra charge:
Social Work – 5.0 Social Work CEUS provided through the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation
Nursing – This activity provides 5.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education,Nursing CEUs provided through the University of Texas at Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing , an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Attorneys – The summit has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for 5.0 hours of CLE credit
Law Enforcement – 5 TCLEOSE credits provided

Submitted by: Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Houston
Phone Number: 817-877-1199
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