Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach
Bonnie Brandl, MSW, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, AGSF, Candace J. Heisler, JD, Joanne Marlatt Otto, MSW, Lori A. Stiegel, JD, Randolph W. Thomas, MA
Springer Publishing Company, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
PRESERVING A LIFE OF PEACE AND DIGNITY FOR THE AGING
This ground-breaking volume offers a new, collaborative approach geared to enhance case review, improve victim safety, raise abuser accountability, and promote system change.
Sharing the common goal of promoting elder victim safety, experts in adult protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, health care, advocacy, and civil justice have formed a unique, multidisciplinary team approach to tackle the following critical topics:
As the aging population continues to grow, so does the potential for increasing cases of elder abuse. Replete with case examples that allow the experiences of victims to speak for themselves, this book provides the framework to begin, and to build on, collaborative approaches at the local, state, and national levels toward ending elder abuse.
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... Obtain medical care for injured victims • Investigate allegations • Identify
criminal conduct • Collect relevant evidence • Apply for and execute arrest and
search warrants • Conduct identification procedures • Process forensic evidence •
... contract or deed Prepare advanced directives , including powers of attorney
Seek or defend against guardianships / conservatorships Establish or change
documents such as trusts and wills Law Enforcement Identify criminal conduct
Harassment is understood to mean a course of conduct , that is a series of acts
over a period of time , however short , that evidence a continuity of purpose ( U .
S . Department of Justice , National Institute of Justice , 1993 ) . It is conduct ,
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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