Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention

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Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention

SKU# 9780826131140

A Collaborative Approach

Author: Bonnie Brandl MSW, Candace J. Heisler JD, Carmel Bitondo Dyer MD, FACP, AGSF, Joanne Marlatt Otto MSW, Lori A. Stiegel JD, Randolph W. Thomas MA


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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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 07, 2006
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131140
  • EISBN 9780826131157

Table of Contents 

    Section One: Understanding Elder Abuse
  1. Historical Context
  2. Defining Elder Abuse
  3. Dynamics of Elder Abuse

  4. Section Two: Responding to Elder Abuse
  5. Identification and Reporting
  6. Systemic Responses to Elder Abuse

  7. Section Three: Collaboration
  8. Collaborative Efforts: Benefits and Obstacles
  9. Effective Interventions and Informal Collaborations
  10. Team Processes

  11. Section Four: Accomplishing the Work
  12. The Work of a Case Management Team
  13. Enhancing Victim Safety Through Collaboration
  14. A Collaborative Model for Holding Abusers Accountable
  15. Systemic Review and Change Through Multidisciplinary Collaborations

  16. Section Five: Where Do We Go From Here?
  17. Strategies to End Elder Abuse

  18. Appendix A: Timeline of Significant Events in tihe Elder Abuse Field
  19. References
  20. Index