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Hone Your Skills

Working with Older Victims / Emerging Issues in Financial Exploitation

A one-day conference for direct services providers 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018    Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

Hone Your Skills is a one day conference (9am - 4pm)  with

  the morning  focus on financial exploitation and  the morning 

focus on older victims.

There is no registration fee for direct service providers. 

Registration is limited to 100 participants.

Click here for registration information

8:00 - 9:00 Registration 


9:00 - 9:50 am Morning Workshops: (repeated at 10:50 am) 

1.  Imposter frauds, email spoofing and spear phishing

 Representative from Division of Criminal Investigation  

2.  Money Laundering, BitCoin, and Gift Cards

 John Hendrick, Director Elder Financial Empowerment Project

3.  Panel of Local Experts: Breaking news you can use against Financial Exploitation

Robert Page, Retired Financial Crime Investigator

Eric Skrum Wisconsin Bankers Association

10:00 am  Welcome and  Keynote:  Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel 

10:35 - 10:50 Break  - Take this time to turn in your lodging reimbursement forms at the registration table


10:50 - 11:40 am Morning Workshops: (repeated from 9:00am) 

11:40 am  - 12:55 pm Lunch on your own 

1:00 - 1:30 pm  Afternoon Welcome | Announcements and  Afternoon Keynote: 

Working with Older Victims, Jeanne F. Erickson, retired Geriatric Nurse and Program Assistant, CWAG


1:40 - 2:30 pm Afternoon Workshops: (repeated at  2:40 pm)  

1:  Panel Accommodating Disabilities

Jean Kalscheur,  Director of Education and Vision Services, Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

 Rob Gundermann,  Public Policy Director, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

2: Working with and Supporting People with Disabilities who have Experienced Trauma

Pam Malin,  Victim Advocacy Specialist, Disability Rights Wisconsin

3: Screening for and Accommodating Dementia

Joy Schmidt,  Dementia Care Specialist, Dane Co.  Aging & Disability Resource Center 


2:30 - 2:45 pm  Break  - Take this time to turn in your lodging reimbursement forms at the registration table 

2:45 - 3:35 pm Afternoon Workshops: (repeated from  1:40 pm)  

3:35 pm Turn in Evaluation and Reimbursement Form.       Safe Travels Home! 

Registration Deadline  May  11, 2018  final deadline for conference registration

Conference participants will be limited to 100.  Reimbursement for mileage and overnight lodging (May 14) will be available, though funding is limited.  Reimbursement information found here

Conference funding received through the WI Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victims,

VOCA grant.

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