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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In metropolitan areas , there may be multiple law enforcement agencies serving
the population . Deciding which one or ones should serve on the team can be
difficult ( Nerenberg , 2003 ) . Possible solutions may include recruiting members
Establishing Criteria for Casework One of the first decisions is to determine who
the team will serve . For instance , a fiduciary ( financial ) abuse specialist team (
FAST ) may decide to address only cases of financial exploitation or may expand
... regulations , policies , and practices that govern those systems ;
communication and confidentiality issues ; the needs of victims ; and ways in
which system relationships might be improved to better prevent elder abuse or
serve victims .
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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