On October 9, 2012, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) will a host the 5th Annual Crimes Against The Elderly Conference. Admission is free with a donation of a fan/blanket or Personal hygiene items to Restock the APS Silver Resource Room.

New Location for this year's conference:

Region 19 Education Service Center
11670 Chito Samaniego
El Paso, Texas 79936

Registration Form and Brochure

2012 Crimes Against The Elderly Conference Brochure and Registration Form

The registration form can be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available at registration for $20.

Cost:

Free with a donation of a fan/blanket or Personal hygiene items to Restock the APS Silver Resource Room.

The APS Silver Star Resource Room provides basic need items for APS clients in crisis. Fans in the summer and blankets in the winter prevent many weather-related emergencies and deaths. Simple items like shampoo and toothpaste help caseworkers care for vulnerable adults who experience abuse or neglect.

Items needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, combs, brushes, toilet paper, Kleenex, towels, washcloths, bedding, bed liners, adult diapers, underwear, socks, warm ups, clothing, household cleaning supplies, durable medical equipment, blankets and fans.

Your tax deductible donation may be made to:

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES SILVER STAR BOARD
PO BOX 3270
EL PASO, TEXAS 79923

Items may be donated by contacting:

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES SPECIALIST GRACE ORTIZ
401 EAST FRANKLIN (STATE BUILDING) SUITE 350
EL PASO, TEXAS 79901
(915) 834-5772

Conference Schedule:

  • 7:45 am — 8:30 am
    REGISTRATION/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  • 8:30 am— 9 am
    WELCOME/OPENING REMARKS
    Patrick Turley, APS Regional Director
    James Baca, APS Silver Star Board President
    Sheriff Richard D Wiles
  • 9:00—10:00 am
    GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
    Charles R. Crews. PhD, LPC
    Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
    Texas Tech University
  • 10:00—10:30 am
    BREAK (Visit vendors)
  • 10:30 am— 11:30 am
    IDENTITY THEFT & SCAMS
    Patricia Acosta, Investigator III
    Texas Office of the Attorney General
  • 11:30 am—12:30 pm
    LUNCH (Provided)
  • 12:30 pm— 2:30 pm
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER—"WIZARD OF ALZ"
    Sponsored by the El Paso Probate Bar Association
    Barbara Helm, MA
    Educational Services Coordinator
    University of Kentucky College of Health
  • 2:30 pm —2:45 pm
    Break
  • 2:45 pm— 3:00 pm
    EXTREME WEATHER TASK FORCE
    Grace Ortiz, EWTF Chairwoman
  • 3:00 pm—4:00 pm
    DEALING WITH INCAPACITY
    Alexander V. Neill
    Neill, Strelitz & Associates, P.C.
    El Paso County Probate Bar Association President
  • 4:00 pm—4:30 pm
    CLOSING REMARKS/Q&A

Flu And Pneumonia Shots Available

Insurance accepted

Overflow Parking & Shuttle Service

Available from parking lot behind tinseltown theaters (off rojas)