Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach

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Springer Publishing Company, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
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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:

  • Establishing a collaborative description of elder abuse history
  • Identifying the criteria for the reporting of cases
  • Accessing the intervention systems involved
  • Highlighting benefits and obstacles to success
  • Reviewing policy, legislation, research, and social change

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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Contents

TWO Defining Elder Abuse
17
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
37
FOUR Identification and Reporting
61
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Bonnie Brandl, MSW, is the project coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, a project of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ms. Brandel has worked with battered women and their children for more than 17 years and worked with the Wisconsin Coalition for 14 years. She has a master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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