Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
Source: American society on Aging
ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology are offering a five-week online educational course on elder mistreatment prevention offered exclusively to ASA members.
Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect—Elder mistreatment prevention is not restricted to just stopping abuse and neglect before they occur, but also encompasses bringing abuse to an end once it has begun, preventing abuse from recurring in older adults who have already been victimized, and minimizing the damage of abuse when the cycle of abuse can’t be prevented. In this five-week course, USC faculty members will introduce participants to what is known about primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention within the field of elder mistreatment, teaching some options and remedies for protecting existing victims of elder mistreatment and those who have not yet been mistreated.
Although it is helpful to take Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect prior taking this second course, this current course is designed so that it can be taken either before or after, without posing a detriment to the learning experience.
Program Cost and CE Credits
This program is available exclusively to ASA members to register. The cost of each course is $500 for ASA members and $650 for nonmembers (this includes a one year ASA Green membership). If you are not a member of ASA, and would like to register for online courses, click here to join ASA now, or you can join when you register.
ASA is able to offer CE credits from select accreditation providers to individuals who successfully complete a course. Click here for more CE credit information.
Schedule for Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
Elder Abuse Prevention Overview
Primary Prevention: What We Can Borrow from Other Fields
Secondary Prevention: Stopping Abuse
Secondary Prevention: Improving Well-Being Immediately Following Abuse
Tertiary Prevention: When We Can’t Stop the Abuse
USC Faculty Include:
Zach Gassoumis, PhD
Expert in elder abuse, economic security, minority and immigrant disparities, policy issues, and health, social, and protective services for aging populations.
Donna Benton, PhD
Expert in family caregiving, neglect, working with clients and caregivers with dementia, and social service delivery models.
Topics: Neglect, Prevention/Intervention
Access: Web-based (Fee)
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Community, Finance, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services
Level: Basic, Intermediate