August 04, 2020

A Conversation on Screening Guidelines for Abuse and Neglect in Elder Law Mediation

A panel of members of the Task Force on Elder Abuse Screening for Mediators discusses the newly created Elder Abuse and Neglect Screening Guidelines that provide information about possible signs of elder neglect and abuse that negatively impact the ability of older adults' participation in mediation. 

In this episode, Adam Martin speaks with Monica Lichtenberger, an elder care mediator and trainer with 24 years of experience; Shawnieka Pope, a licensed clinical social worker, who currently serves as Director of Guardianship and mediator for Montgomery County Probate Court; Zena Zumeta, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a long-time mediator and national trainer of mediators based in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Sue Bronson, Co-Chair of the ACR ElderJustice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination, and a mediator and trainer with over 35 years of experience. 

A link to the Guidelines is available at

An article on the Task Force is available at