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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Characteristics of victims and perpetrators were explored , along with some of the
many systems that may be involved in identifying and responding to elder abuse .
In the ensuing chapters , the discussion includes intervention and the ...
CHAPTER SEVEN Effective Interventions and Informal Collaborations
OVERVIEW When an elder abuse case is reported , numerous professionals
become involved in the lives of the victim and the perpetrator . Different systems
... Through Assessment or Investigation Adult Protective Services • Field
assessment of the client • Assessment of living environment Collateral history
from family members , involved parties , neighbors Assessment of financial
situation History ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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