Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
In the face of ethical and legal mandates, practitioners must be able to recognize the signs of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and self-neglect that they encounter in their work, and must be able to follow up appropriately. This course provides an understanding of abuse and neglect in its various forms, the signs and symptoms, reporting requirements, and how practitioners can work with Adult Protective Services and the other legal, medical, and community agencies that deal with this difficult and complex issue.
Cost of Online Course: $120
Number of CEUs: 4
- Knowledge of the categories of elder abuse, the theories of possible causes, key policies and regulations regarding reporting, and the role of Adult Protective Services.
- Understanding of relevant ethical principles, including the right to self-determination, and the role of cultural factors among involved older adults, families, and professionals.
- Skills and tools to identify signs and symptoms of potential abuse and to intervene appropriately.
- “I found this course fascinating and feel much better prepared to act as an advocate.”
- “This was very interesting and beneficial to my job responsibilities.”