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Elder Abuse Prevention

As the number of older adults in the United States has increased, so has the incidence of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Professionals across the field of aging are seeking tools, information, and resources to help them expand their capacity to identify and stop elder abuse. This includes preventing abuse, neglect or exploitation from ever occurring and, in the worst cases, serving those who have been victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Advocates who are working to bring this epidemic to the attention of local, state and federal policy makers also require the latest research and resources to aid their efforts.

In keeping with our commitment to providing our members and stakeholders with access to information and resources, ASA has compiled our numerous articles, blog posts, and web seminars that address this important topic. Use the links above or scroll down to explore more.

 

 

 


 

Highlighted Resources

Online Gerontology Courses

Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect

In this five-week course, experts from USC will explore how to recognize elder mistreatment; victim and abuser characteristics; risk and protective factors; the relationship of elder mistreatment to other types of family violence; clinical presentation in different settings; and what professionals can do when faced with mistreatment. Click here to learn more

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect

In this five-week course, USC faculty members will introduce participants to what is known about primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention within the field of elder mistreatment, teaching some options and remedies for protecting existing victims of elder mistreatment and those who have not yet been mistreated. Click here to learn more

Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit

A resource created by the FrameWorks Institute and sponsored by Archstone Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Grantmakers In Aging, this toolkit is meant to help aging experts and advocates increase public understanding of why elder abuse is a matter of public concern and what solutions can most effectively prevent this kind of abuse.

Recorded Web Seminar

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Later Life: What You Can Do to Support Older Victims

A World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event.

This web seminar, recorded on June 13, 2017 addresses how to identify and effectively respond to domestic violence and sexual abuse in later life. Participants hear from older survivors as we explore indicators and dynamics of abuse in later life, and learn about practical strategies and resources to address safety needs and to enhance the quality life of older victims. View now.

Speaker: Bonnie Brandl

Recorded Web Seminar

Understanding the Scams Seniors Face

If you are worried that your clients or another older adult you know are susceptible to scams, this web seminar will offer plenty of advice on how to protect them. This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 as part of the Family Caregiver Support Series sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. View now.

Speaker: Lakelyn Hogan

LAIN Blog Series

New in AgeBlog: LGBT Aging Issues Network Blog Series

From ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network, a series of three articles posted in June, 2017, looks at the issues of mistreatment and abuse of elders in LGBT communities.

Guest Editor: Britta Larsen

Written By: Loree Cook-Daniels, Lois Moorman, and Lori Smetanka

Article from Nov/Dec 2014 Issue of Aging Today

Fighting Elder Abuse: Our Role in Helping Elders Reclaim their Independence

Elder abuse—in all of its forms—is an outrage against humanity. Keep Reading.

Written By: Kathy Greenlee

Article from Fall 2012 Issue of Generations

Elder Abuse and the Elder Justice Movement

I am proud to present this issue of Generations that focuses on elder abuse and elder justice as a measured response to abuse. Keep Reading.

Written By: Robert B. Blancato

 


 

Web Seminars

Previously Recorded Events

Recorded on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Later Life: What You Can Do to Support Older Victims

A World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event, open to everyone.

Recorded on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Understanding the Scams Seniors Face

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

Recorded on Friday, January 15, 2016

Making Elder Justice a Reality: The Federal and  Philanthropic Perspectives

Recorded on Thursday,July 28, 2015

Doing More with Less: Replicable, Innovative and Cost-Saving Measures in Adult Protective Services (APS) 

*Member Only Web Seminar. To access this webinar, and many other member benefits, join ASA now

Recorded on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pass It On: Older Adults, Fraud & the Federal Trade Commission

*Member Only Web Seminar. To access this webinar, and many other member benefits, join ASA now

 

 

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Articles from Aging Today

From the July–August 2016 Issue of Aging Today 
By Terry Fulmer

Identifying Elder Mistreatment: A Clinical Responsibility

From the March–April 2016 Issue of Aging Today
By Tamari Hedani and Mary Twomey

Hanging Up on Robocalls

From the January–February 2016 Issue of Aging Today 
By Anne Montgomery and Elizabeth Blair

The Power of Three: A Triumvirate of Advocates Ensures Elders’ Voices are Heard

From the May-June 2015 Issue of Aging Today
By By Nadia Ibrahim and Bethany Applebaum

Financial Abuse: Underreported but not Uncommon Among Older Women

From the Nov-Dec 2014 Issue of Aging Today 
By 
Kathy Greenlee

Fighting Elder Abuse: Our Role in Helping Elders Reclaim their Independence

 

 

 

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Articles from Generations

The Fall 2012 issue of ASA's quarterly journal Generations was devoted to the topic “Elder Abuse and the Elder Justice Movement” and guest edited by Bob Blancato. Click below to read articles from this issue.

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Kathy Greenlee

Take a Stand Against Elder Abuse

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Robert B. Blancato

Elder Abuse and the Elder Justice Movement

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Georgia J. Anetzberger

An Update on the Nature and Scope of Elder Abuse

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Jeannie Jennings Beidler

We Are Family: When Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation Hit Home

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By XinQi Dong

Culture Diversity and Elder Abuse: Implications for Research, Education, and Policy

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Marie-Therese Connolly, et al.

The Sexual Revolution's Last Frontier: How Silence About Sex Undermines Health, Well-Being, and Safety in Old Age

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Page Ulrey and Bonnie Brandl

Collaboration Is Essential: King County's Response to a Case of Elder Abuse and Exploitation

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Lisa Nerenberg, Molly Davies, and Adria E. Navarro

In Pursuit of a Useful Framework to Champion Elder Justice

From the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
By Senators Herb Kohl, Bernie Sanders, & Richard Blumenthal

Elder Abuse: What Is the Federal Role?

 

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AgeBlog Posts

Posted on June 5, 2017
Written by Loree Cook-Daniels

Abuse of Transgender Elders

Posted on June 5, 2017
Written by Lois Moorman

LGBT and Adult Protection: Considerations When Serving This Population

Posted on June 5, 2017
Written by Lori Smetanka

Rights and Resources for Preventing and Reporting LGBT Elder Abuse

Posted on May 18, 2017
Written by Bonnie Brandl

Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Later Life By Bonnie Brandl

Posted on May 15, 2017
Written by ASA Staff

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15

Posted on May 9, 2017
Written by Beth Lueders

Ethical Caregiving and Protecting Elders

 

Posted on July 15, 2016
Written by Andrew Capehart

Doing More with Less in APS

Posted on May 11, 2016
Written by Deirdre M.W. Lok and Malya Kurzweil Levin

LGBTQ Aging: What a New Lawyer Needs to Know

Posted on December 18, 2012
Written by Tobi Abramson

Recognizing the Behavioral Signs of Elder Abuse

 

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