Free Elder Abuse Training Coming to Kansas City in November

Just one year ago on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Langdon & Emison set up a small table inside the Kansas City Public Library to spread awareness about elder abuse prevention and response in our local community. What came after was an invitation to join the Kansas City (Mo.) Task Force on Elder Abuse – a multi-disciplinary group of local organizations and agencies dedicated to developing a coordinated community response to elder abuse.

Our firm is excited to announce that the Task Force is hosting a free training, Creating a Community Response – How You Can Recognize and Prevent Elder Abuse, from 8 a.m. to noon on Wed., Nov. 9, 2016. The half-day conference will provide information on recognizing the signs and causes of elder abuse and will offer innovative ideas to help entities identify current programs and resources to assist victims.

Hosted by a partnership of regional organizations, the conference seeks to engage first responders, educators, faith-based leaders, advocates, elected officials and members of the media working in community settings, including private homes, senior centers, community centers, libraries, park districts and other venues that offer programming to older adults.

The training will take place at the Regional Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road in Kansas City, Mo. Continuing Education Unit credits and POST credits are pending.

Since 2010, the Kansas City Task Force on Elder Abuse has met quarterly to identify elder abuse issues and the roles local organizations and agencies carry out to assist victims of abuse. During that time, the Task Force has identified a number of problems local entities are having to adequately meet the needs of elder abuse victims, including lack of training and access to resources such as temporary shelter and funding for forensic exams.

Langdon & Emison is pleased to be a member of this important Task Force and to play a role in the planning efforts for the conference. For more information about the conference, contact Michelle Brown at 816-701-8265 or