Preventing and Reducing Violence Against Older Adults

Source: Center for Victim Research

Published: 2021

Summary:

Despite the prevalence of elder abuse, there has been relatively little progress in identifying proven strategies to prevent or end abuse among older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an overview of elder abuse and present findings from a recent systematic review of reviews related to interventions.

Presenters:

Khiya Marshall Mullins, Dr.PH, MPH is a Behavioral Scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Injury Center. Since 2009, she has worked on the prevention of HIV and AIDS and violence. This includes identifying evidence-based HIV interventions and best practices and co-leading CDC’s Youth Violence Prevention Centers.

Jeffrey H. Herbst, Ph.D. is the Chief of the Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Injury Center. He has over 30 years of research and public health experience. In 2014, Dr. Herbst accepted the position of Branch Chief with the Division of Violence Prevention at CDC. He oversees a portfolio of research and evaluation studies to prevent multiple forms of violence in the United States.

Joy Swanson Ernst, PhD is an Associate Professor of Social Work, joined the Wayne State faculty in August 2016. From August 2016-2019, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before that, she was Professor of Social Work and director of the undergraduate social work program at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She received her PhD in 1999 from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her dissertation, “The Neighborhood Correlates of Child Abuse and Neglect,” won the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children in 2000. While at the University of Maryland, she was the research director for the Family Connections program. She has had social work positions in agencies that serve families and children and runaway and homeless youth.

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Link: Preventing and Reducing Violence Against Older Adults

Topics: Domestic Violence in Later Life, Prevention

Access: Web-based

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Audience: Advocates, Community, Multidisciplinary

Level: Advanced, Intermediate

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