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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Elder Abuse and the Opioid Epidemic in Rural Virginia

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Welcome & Introductions
Joseph R. Carico, Esq., Executive Director, Southwest Virginia Legal Aid

Setting the Stage for Abuse: Impacts of the Opioid Epidemic on Older Adults
Dr. Pamela Teaster, Director, Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Grandparents and Other Non-Parent Kinship Families: Legal Rights
Gerard Wallace, Esq., Program Director, New York State Kinship Navigator

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Virginia’s Family First Initiative: Prioritizing Prevention Services and Family-Based Placements
Tiffany Gardner, Family First Project Manager, VA Department of Social Services
Lauren Weidner, Family First Change Management Specialist, VA Department of Social Services
Nancy Boyd, Kinship Navigator, Dickenson County Department of Social Services
Amanda Romans, Kinship Navigator, Smyth County Department of Social Services

Closing Remarks
Janet Brennend, Ombudsman, New River Valley Agency on Aging, Southwest Virginia Elder Justice Task Force
Daveena Sexton, Director of Advancement, Southwest Virginia Legal Aid

Aug 14, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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