ExpiredEthical Dilemmas in Adult Services Conference

  • March 11, 2015
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

March 11, 2015

8:30 – 3:30

Grappone Conference Center in Concord


Who Should Attend:

Adult Protective Social Workers, Choices for Independence Case managers, Home Care Providers, Service Link Resource Centers, Public Guardians, Community Mental Health Providers, Housing Agencies, Law Enforcement, Managed Care Organizations, Primary Care Physicians, Referral Education Assistance and Prevention Programs (REAP).

About the Presenter

Ms. Lustbader is currently the Affiliate Associate Professor & lecturer at the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has been a member of both the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society on Aging since 1982 and 1995 respectively. She is currently an editorial board member of Generations, Journal of the National Association of Social Workers. Her experience in the field of social work include counseling patients in outpatient health care at the Pike Market Medical Clinic in Seattle, providing home health care through the Visiting Nurse Services of Seattle, working in the hospital geriatric unit of the Seniorcare Program at Harborview Medical Center and has worked in a nursing home, where she assisted new residents and their  families adjust to a nursing home setting. Her mental health experience includes working as a crisis intervention counselor/family therapist at Olympic Foster Care Services in Port Angeles, Washington, as an Assistant to the Dean at Wesleyan University counseling students with academic and personal problems and as a psychiatric aide at the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center providing individual and group therapy in addition to assisting with discharge planning.

Some of the topics she has addressed in numerous locations throughout the west coast include, “Life Gets Better”, “Truths We Can Count on in Times of Change”, “What’s New About Growing Old”, “What’s Worth Knowing”, “What Older People Teach us about Living Well” and “Serving Clients Without Losing Heart.” She has led many workshops covering topics such as mental health issues, aging, home care, loss and grief, alcohol and drug dependence, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and conflict resolution. Ms. Lustbader has receiving numerous honors for her work,  including the Students’ Choice Teaching Award from the University of Washington School of Social Work, the Distinguished Alumnus Award and Outstanding Practicum Instructor. She has a number of publications to her credit, such as “It All Depends on What You Mean by Home”, “Fostering Cultural Change: What Can Social Workers Do?”, “Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Old”, and “Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency.”

Registration information available now. The $60 fee includes lunch and CEU’s.

This conference is sponsored by the Northern New England Geriatric Center & the NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services.


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