Katie Earl, LMSW is a Social Worker at Center for Elder Law and Justice in the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit. Katie assists clients with their social and emotional needs surrounding their experiences with abuse. This involves providing brief counseling and more permanent linkage with community supports and services. She also presents on the topic of elder abuse to seniors in the community and trains staff in the aging field on how to spot and address elder abuse. Katie received her Masters of Social Work from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work (UBSSW) in 2015 and was trained in Trauma Informed Care. During her time at the UBSSW, she was a member of the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education and received the Rose Weinstein Award which recognized her commitment to social work practice with older adults. Katie is still an active member of the UBSSW community and serves as an advocate for aging education and trauma informed practice.