The Professional Education Committee of the Family Violence Prevention Council is
LGBTQ Family Violence Issues with Older Adults
This training will focus on the unique issues faced by LGBTQ individuals as they grow
including those that present as they need more assistance with their daily living needs.
Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 1-5 pm
Broome County Public Library
185 Court St., Binghamtonmore details at: www.gobroomecounty.com/fvpc
June 13, 2018 Training
Decker Room – Broome County Public Library
1:00 – 5:00. p.m.
12:45 - 1:00 Registration & Welcome
1:00 - 2:30 LGBTQ Family Violence Issues for Older Adults
Tom Weber, Care Management Services SAGE (NYC) - Advocacy & Services
for LGBT Elders
Tom will focus on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals as they
grow older in the community. He will provide some examples of how these
challenges may lead to exclusion, isolation and/abuse.
2:30 – 2:45 Break/Snack
2:45 - 3:15 Making your organization more LGBTQ inclusive
Elif Sendur, Program Coordinator and Maura Bainbridge, Health Instructor,
Pride & Joy Families- Binghamton University
Elif and Maura will guide you in the development of culturally inclusive
written materials for your organization.
3:15 - 3:45 A real Life Story: "Hostile Homes & LGBT Seniors: Marsha's Story"
Chereese Douglas – Health Insurance Generalist, Action for Older Persons
Chereese will facilitate a conversation about the issues brought out using
a thought provoking video.
3:45 - 5:00 LGBTQ Older Adult Issues in Long Term Care
Rebecca Bradley, NYS Region 11 Senior Ombudsman Coordinator
Becky will talk about the concerns of LGBTQ individuals who reside in long
term care facilities both from the perspective of the individual, as well as
practices for staff. She will discuss how advance planning by individuals
can be used to better honor and respect the wishes of the LGBTQ individual.
Binghamton University, SUNY, College of Community and Public Affairs, Department of Social Work is
recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved
provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0143.