Identifying and Responding to Elder Abuse

03/23/2009 (All day) to 03/24/2009 (All day)
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Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center

Instructors: Trudy Gregorie & Candace Heisler   

This training examines the barriers to providing effective services to older persons; the roles of victim service providers and allied professionals in recognizing elder abuse and providing services; and the resources available to assist victims of elder abuse. Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the signs of elder abuse, understand its impact on victims, and respond proactively to situations in which they suspect elder abuse.
  • Name the types of elder abuse and learn ways of obtaining more information, including relevant statutes they may need to respond appropriately when they suspect or identify elder abuse.
  • Recognize the risk factors for and indicators of elder abuse among older victims, older persons living with other victims, their own family members, or friends, or other individuals.
  • Intervene appropriately.
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