Elder Abuse and Neglect

Sponsoring Institution/ Developer

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Training Approach


Benjamin Rose Institute, Alzheimer’s Association of Cleveland, Department of Senior and Adult Protective Services

Model Intervention for Elder Abuse and Dementia; 19999

Cross-training service provider

Medium: comprehensive training manual on elder abuse and dementia Method: organized into three modules

Faculty guides; participant’s workbooks; learning objectives; value statements; interactive exercises; case discussion guides

Organized into three modules: (1) emphasizes the manifestations of various types of dementia; (2) provides background information on elder abuse, characteristics and theories of causation, how to screen for possible abuse, information on elder abuse laws, referral protocols; (3) integrative module promotes collaboration, discussion, ethical dilemmas, legal issues

Hawaii Dental Hygienists’ Association

Dentistry’s Role in Preventing Abuse and Neglect

Dentistry students

Method: reading list; handout; worksheet Method: lecture

Dentistry’s role in preventing child abuse and neglect and domestic violence, also covers elder abuse: physical and behavioral indicators; history; relation to other forms of family violence; etiology; statutory definitions; precipitating factors to family violence; recognition of physical abuse; clinical, general, head and neck, intra-oral; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; conditions that mimic abuse; dental neglect; recognition of neglect; interventions; legal and liability issues; multipage resource/reading list; office protocol for identifying and reporting suspected abuse and neglect; warning signs; risk factors

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