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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After recognizing possible abuse , sometimes it is difficult to decide what to do
next . Many people are concerned about bringing up possible abuse for fear of
violating the privacy of the victim and the family . Many victims , however , have ...
... Specific Groups • Translation services Possible temporary emergency housing
Social support Gay , Lesbian , Bisexual , Transsexual Services Housing Possible
temporary emergency housing Provide crisis services and counseling Assisted ...
Pets may be another possible way to break isolation . Animals can provide
companionship to seniors who may enjoy providing care for them . Keep in mind
that pets may also be threatened or harmed by the abuser as a way to get to the
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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