Abuse and Neglect of Individuals with I/DD - U

Abuse and Neglect of Individuals with I/DD - U 

There is an alarmingly high rate of physical abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and sexual victimization among those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), yet only a tiny fraction of these incidents are reported. Abuse, neglect, and exploitation are serious issues in the systems of support for people with disabilities. This course will teach you how to recognize signs of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as neglect and financial exploitation. You will also learn how to respond to an allegation of abuse, practice responding to incidents you may see first-hand, and learn strategies that help prevent abuse. This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. This program is offered independent of the BACB. Current Link: https://bacb.com/rbt-task-list/


Hours: 2.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-ABIDDU
Hours: 2.5
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
Define mental/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
Recognize signs that may indicate a person is experiencing abuse or neglect.
Implement strategies that prevent or reduce abuse.
Identify risk factors for people with IDD becoming targets for abuse and neglect.
Respond appropriately as a mandatory reporter to witnessed or suspected abuse, including best practices for reporting.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Abuse and Neglect Today A. Scenario: A Tense Evening B. Abuse Today C. Rights D. State Laws & Treaties Protecting Individuals with Disabilities E. A Few Numbers F. Mandatory Reporting G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Recognizing Abuse and Neglect A. Yes or No: Abuse and Neglect B. Forms of Abuse C. Physical Abuse D. Sexual Abuse E. Mental or Emotional Abuse F. Neglect G. Financial Exploitation H. Disability-Specific Abuse I. Signs of Abuse J. Behavioral Sign of Abuse K. Signs of Neglect L. Verbal Indicators M. Review N. Summary Section 4: Responding and Reporting A. Janice B. Responding C. False Reporting D. Do’s and Don’ts E. Who Do I Report To? F. Intervening in an Abuse Situation G. Reluctant Reporters H. Writing Reports I. The Investigation J. Jenny Goes to Hollywood K. Summary Section 5: Preventing Abuse and Neglect A. Risk Factors for Abuse B. Reducing Risk Factors C. Abuse and Neglect by Care Providers D. Job Stress E. Preventing Stress and Burnout F. Early Recognition G. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam

Expert Reviewer: Kevin Oosterhouse M.S.W.
Kevin Oosterhouse has a Master’s in Social Work from Western Michigan University. Kevin began his career as a direct support professional assisting individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. During these years working alongside compassionate and committed coworkers, Kevin learned the importance of valuing staff and treating people with respect. He also has served as a Case Manager, Director of Recipient Rights, Planning Director, and currently leads a team of Care Managers at a local Community Health Organization. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 kids, and is an avid sports fan. Disclosure: Kevin Oosterhouse M.S.W. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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