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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Psychological abuse includes repeated verbal attacks against the victim ' s worth
as an individual or in his or her role as a parent , family member , friend , co -
worker , or community member . Abusers often humiliate their victims in front of ...
When victims are ready for a change , the systems designed to help them often
fail . Restraining or protective orders may be ignored . Emergency shelters may
not be accessible . An older victim may go to the domestic violence shelter only to
Staffing Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates work with victims of
abuse by providing them with information , referrals , and support during the
period immediately following an abusive incident or as needed for years after .
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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