Dr. Solomon Liao from the Center for Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at UCI, “Recognizing the signs of abuse and taking action” on Sept. 21, 10AM pacific,

September 10, 2009 by  
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r. Solomon Liao from the Center for Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at UCI, “Recognizing the signs of abuse and taking action” on Sept. 21, 10AM pacific. blogtalkradio.com/kindethics

Dr. Solomon Liao is an Associate Professor, Medicine School of Medicine and the Director of Geriatric Education at the School of Medicine University of California, Irvine. The Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect at the UCI School of Medicine, Program in Geriatrics, funded by the Archstone Foundation.

Locally, the Center of Excellence provides medical, forensic, and victim services to abused and neglected seniors and serves as a “living laboratory” of innovative approaches.
Statewide, the Center of Excellence serves as a central source of technical assistance, best practice information, multidisciplinary training, useful research, and relevant policy issues in California.

The Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect serves through:

Direct Services – The Center of Excellence provides medical assessments, forensic evaluations, interdisciplinary case planning, linkages with existing resources, and the identification of available and needed services in Orange County.

Technical Assistance – The Center of Excellence provides statewide technical assistance to elder abuse programs in California. Two types of technical assistance will be offered: case consultation and program development/replication assistance.

Connecting Practice and Policy – To make a sustainable improvement in the field of elder abuse, it is crucial to connect practice and policy. The Center of Excellence uses the knowledge gained through a systematic and sound evaluation process to educate those in a position to make policy decisions.

Conducting Research – Through the faculty of the UCI School of Medicine Program in Geriatrics, the Center of Excellence provides the bridge between direct service and academics. Research at the Center of Excellence is currently funded through the National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Justice, and the California Department of Health and Human Services.

Providing Education – The Center of Excellence guides the UniHealth-funded Elder Abuse Training Institute in identifying California’s most pressing training needs in elder mistreatment. Multidisciplinary experts conduct discipline-specific training seminars for law enforcement, legal, medical, and social service professionals.

To learn more about UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Program in Geriatrics and Dr. Liao’s work, please visit our Geriatric Medicine website http://www.healthcare.uci.edu/seniorhealth/geriatricmedicine/index.asp.

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