A New Opportunity to Earn a Certificate of Completion in a Flexible Online Format
ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology introduce a new five-week online educational course on understanding and identifying elder mistreatment offered exclusively to ASA members.
“Elder mistreatment has been recognized as a largely hidden public health problem that affects over one in ten older adults each year, or roughly seven million people aged 60 and older in the U.S. Recent research suggests that this number is even higher in other parts of the world. It is estimated that globally, 141 million older adults experience mistreatment by others.”
—Zach Gassoumis, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
University of Southern California
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.
And if you are interested in learning more about the prevention of elder mistreatment, be sure to check out Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, the second five-week course in our elder mistreatment series.
Cost of programs*
These programs are available exclusively to ASA members. If you are not a member of ASA, and would like to register for online courses, click here to join ASA now, or you can join when you register.
Continuing education (CEs) for online courses are offered from select accreditation providers. Additionally, both elder mistreatment courses are approved for Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) CE contact hours. Click here to learn more.
Schedule for Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect
Introduction to Elder Mistreatment
Who are the Victims of Elder Mistreatment?
Who Commits Elder Mistreatment?
Elder Mistreatment Detection
Elder Mistreatment Response—A Brief Overview
USC Faculty Include:
Kathleen Wilber, PhD
Expert in health services administration, elder abuse, policy issues, and conservatorship/guardianship.
Zach Gassoumis, PhD
Expert in elder abuse, economic security, minority and immigrant disparities, policy issues, and health, social, and protective services for aging populations.
Laura Mosqueda, MD
Expert in elder abuse and neglect, forensic markers of abuse, elder abuse multidisciplinary teams, issues in dementia care delivery, and geriatric care delivery models.
Diana Homeier, MD
Expert in elder abuse and neglect, elder abuse forensic centers, forensic markers of abuse, forensic approaches to abuse investigation, and geriatric care.
Donna Benton, PhD
Expert in family caregiving, neglect, working with clients and caregivers with dementia, and social service delivery models.
Laura Rath, MSG
Expert in elder abuse and neglect, elder abuse forensic centers, caregiver services and supports, and financial burden.
*Tuition for ASA/USC online courses does not qualify as a tax deductible expense on IRS Form 1098-T