WEB081617 - Elder Abuse: Behind Closed Doors, Hidden Victims, Hidden Crimes
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In this workshop, participants will better understand the motives behind the abuse, the co-occurrences of different types of abuse and how to effectively respond to victims in an abusive situation. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern Time).

8/16/2017
When: Wednesday August 16, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson
614-848-5958


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Webinar Registration by August 14, 2017: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern Time).

Elder abuse has serious and devastating effects on a growing number of older and vulnerable adults. Too often, inaccurate perceptions about aging, victims, perpetrators and the dynamics of elder abuse lead to inappropriate or ineffective responses which results leaving victims in potentially harmful situations. As the older population steadily increases and more individuals choose to “age in place”, so does the need for professionals to learn how to adequately identify and intervene to protect victims. In this workshop, participants will better understand the motives behind the abuse, the co-occurrences of different types of abuse and how to effectively respond to victims in an abusive situation. .

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinator (Elderly)

Learning Objectives

1. Know the rationale and mission of the Elder Justice Initiative

2. Know the different types of elder maltreatments and abuse including self-neglect

3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of elder maltreatment

4. Understand the nature of most states mandated reporting laws

5. Aware of elder abuse services providers and learn where to get help.

About the Presenter(s)

Sylvia Pla-Raith has over 25 years of experience working in the interest of older victims. She is the lead staff of the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission and the Director of the Elder Justice Initiative. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she served as the Chief Supervisor for Adult Protective Services in Cuyahoga County and served as the past Chair of the Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services. Her vast experience includes, hands on elder abuse investigation, training, and policy development in the field of elder abuse. Sylvia has served on several commissions and collaborative projects that have promoted the provisions of protective services through community education, outreach, advocacy, and coalition building. Ms. Pla-Raith holds a Master of Arts degree in Health and Human Services from John Carroll University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Ohio State University.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s): 

Core Area: Current Issues
Statutory Area: An Aging Population & Process
Optional Area: Crime and Self Protection (Abuse)