Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults

Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults 

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.) 

$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-BHC-0-ANEOA

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

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Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
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Florida Board of Nursing

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Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.


This module is Reading-Based.


Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 General continuing education clock hours.

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

Georgia Board of Nursing

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South Carolina Board of Nursing

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This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

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South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-ANEOA
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the nature, scope, and severity of elder abuse.
Identify the types of abuse suffered by older adults.
Identify indicators of abuse for older adults.
Identify options for screening older adults for abuse.
Recall intervention options for victims and abusers.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Problem

Meet Diane

Defining Abuse

Scope of the Problem

Review

Summary

Section 3: Basics of Elder Abuse

Types of Abuse

Criminal and Civil Remedies for Abuse

Who Are the Victims?

Who Are the Perpetrators?

Characteristics of Perpetrators

Where Does Elder Abuse Occur?

Why Does Elder Abuse Occur?

Consequences for Victims

Consequences for Perpetrators

Review

Summary

Section 4: Screening 

What Is Screening ?

Who Can Screen for Elder Abuse?

Screening Tools

Adult Protective Services

The Process of Adult Protective Services

What Are the Indicators of Elder Abuse?

Indicators of Elder Abuse

Behavioral Indicators

How to Screen for Abuse

Screening Tips

Asking Questions

Barriers to Identifying Elder Abuse: Healthcare Providers

Obstacles to Identifying Elder Abuse: Victims

Review

Summary

Section 5: Intervention and Treatment

Finding a Solution

Refusal to Admit Abuse

Intervention Basics

Definitions

Reporting Elder Abuse

Intervention Options

Types of Counseling

Case Management Services

Holding Perpetrators Accountable

Review

Summary

Section 6: Preventing Elder Abuse

Community-Wide Prevention

Reducing Risk Factors

Decreasing Social Isolation

Increasing Money Management Skills

Preventing Elder Abuse by Family Caregivers

Preventing Elder Abuse by In-Home Helpers

What Can Individuals and Families Do?

What Can Professionals Do?

Multidisciplinary Teams

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. 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: Beginner level Social Workers; Entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; Entry level Professional Counselors; Entry level Psychologists; Nurses; 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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