Event date: 2/17/2023 Export event
Mark Wills
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Abuse in Later Life: Our Role in Supporting Older and Dependent Adults

NASW California

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Pacific

This workshop will benefit social workers and advocates working in aging services and/or with dependent disabled adults in California. Participants will develop knowledge on micro and macro issues faced by victims of elder/depended adult abuse.

The focus of this workshop is to:
  • Build knowledge around the relationship between ageism and abuse, including intersectionality among other marginalized communities
  • How to recognize abuse in a variety of situations and contexts
  • When and where to report abuse
  • Benefits and limitations to protective service support
  • Secondary interventions recommended for adult abuse survivors, including legal advocacy, safety planning, therapy, and support groups.
Course Objectives:
  • Describe structural issues that put older adults and dependent adults at risk for abuse, and serve as protective factors to prevent abuse
  • Describe individual/micro risk factors for adult abuse
  • Name the 5 types of elder/dependent adult abuse and signs/symptoms for each type of abuse
  • Describe situations that require filing an Adult Protective Services report
  • Identify which agencies to file reports of adult abuse depending on situation and setting
  • Identify concerns reporting parties experience when reporting adult abuse
  • Describe interventions utilized by Adult Protective Services and other 1st responders to adult abuse
  • Identify supportive interventions utilized by aging service and victim service providers to support older adults experiencing abuse
2 CEU available

Register for Abuse in Later Life: Our Role in Supporting Older and Dependent Adults at https://www.naswca.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1710124&group=/.
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