Elder Abuse

 

Elder abuse is a significant social problem. The number of older adults (65 years of age or older) in the US population is expected to double by 2030 to about 72 million (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Of this group the “oldest old,” those 85 or older, are the fastest growing segment. By 2030, their number will grow from 5.8 million to 8.7 million. As the number of older adults increases, especially those who are older and frailer, the incidence of elder abuse is expected to increase. Mistreatment of older adults often occurs in isolation and often remains undetected. The first step to addressing the problem is to heighten awareness of abuse of the old, in particular among those who serve them or have frequent contact with them. Throughout this course, you will learn about types of elder abuse, indicators, consequences, risk factors of abuse, and interventions. You will have the opportunity to test what you have learned in each section through brief quizzes. The course also offers typical elder abuse case scenarios drawn from actual case material from Adult Protective Services or other elder abuse program caseloads. (All identifying information has been modified to protect client privacy.) This course is intended for licensed clinicians across a variety of disciplines who work with older adults.

$20.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-EA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (17 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-EA
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the nature, scope, and severity of elder abuse.
Identify the types of abuse suffered by older adults.
Explain the consequences of abuse for the older adult, the abuser, and society.
Identify indicators of abuse for older adults.
Identify options for screening older adults for abuse.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Problem A. Meet Diane B. Defining Abuse C. Scope of the Problem D. Let’s Review! E. Section Summary Section 3: Basics of Elder Abuse A. Types of Abuse B. Criminal and Civil Remedies for Abuse C. Who Are the Victims? D. Who Are the Abusers? E. Characteristics of Abusers F. Types of Abusers G. Where Does Elder Abuse Occur? H. Why Does Elder Abuse Occur? I. Consequences for Victims J. Consequences for Abusers K. Let’s Review! L. Case Study M. Section Summary Section 4: Screening and Assessment A. What Is Screening and Assessment? B. Who Can Screen for Elder Abuse? C. Screening Tools D. Adult Protective Services E. The Process of Adult Protective Services F. What Are the Indicators of Elder Abuse? G. Indicators of Elder Abuse H. Behavioral Indicators I. How to Assess for Abuse J. Screening Tips K. Asking Questions L. Barriers to Identifying Elder Abuse: Healthcare Providers M. Obstacles to Identifying Elder Abuse: Victims N. Let’s Review! O. Section Summary Section 5: Intervention and Treatment A. Finding a Solution B. Refusal to Admit Abuse C. Intervention Basics D. Definitions E. Reporting Elder Abuse F. Intervention Options G. Types of Counseling H. Case Management Services I. Holding Abusers Accountable J. Meet Janet K. Section Summary Section 6: Preventing Elder Abuse A. Community-Wide Prevention B. Reducing Risk Factors C. Decreasing Social Isolation D. Increasing Money Management Skills E. Preventing Elder Abuse by Family Caregivers F. Preventing Elder Abuse by In-Home Helpers G. What Can Individuals and Families Do? H. What Can Professionals Do? I. Multidisciplinary Teams J. A Case Study K. Section Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations C. Course Contributor D. Resources E. References

Expert Reviewer: Paul L. Caccamise, LMSW, ACSW
Paul L. Caccamise, LMSW, ACSW is Vice President for Program at Lifespan of Greater Rochester in Rochester, NY. Lifespan is a social agency dedicated to helping older adults and their caregivers take on the challenges and opportunities of longer life. He has been involved in elder abuse work since 1985. Paul has overseen Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program since 2002. Prior to 2002, he was the administrator for Adult Protective Services in Monroe County, NY for 17 years. He was the Project Director for the New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study. He has conducted numerous workshops on elder abuse issues and has spoken about the topic at national and international conferences. Paul is also a trainer for new Adult Protective Services staff in New York State. He is a licensed master social worker in NY and a member of the NASW Academy of Certified Social Workers. Disclosure: Paul L. Caccamise, LMSW, ACSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Michael Cottone, MS, HS-BCP
Michael Cottone is the Program Manager for Adult Protective Services for the Trinity County Department of Health and Human Services in California. He has a Master’s degree in Human Services and is credentialed as a Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP). He has worked as a Social Worker and Social Worker Supervisor in Adult Protective Services, providing response, investigation, and intervention in cases of elder and dependent adult abuse and has served as Chief Deputy Public Guardian providing probate and mental health conservatorship services to vulnerable adults. He currently serves as adjunct faculty teaching undergraduate courses in Human Services. Disclosure: Michael Cottone, MS, HS-BCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Nurses; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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