Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Did you know that according to the Department of Justice, a minimum of 1 in 9 or 11% of Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse in the past year? Did you know that 66%of the elder abuse and neglect incidents with a known perpetrator, the perpetrator is an adult child or spouse?

The ElderSource Institute Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention training is a comprehensive course for professionals who work with older adults. The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness of those working with older adults about types of abuse, risk factors, and indicators of abuse as well as mandated reporters and the reporting process.

This is a 1.5 hour informative and interactive training that is offered either online or in-person. In-person training can be scheduled for any organization/agency/company and open community trainings can be accessed throughout the year at ElderSource.  Please check our calendar for upcoming dates and times of in-person community trainings.

Learning Outcomes Include:

  • Clear definitions of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Understanding of the scope of the problem of elder abuse and the community impact
  • Awareness of the indicators and risk factors as they pertain to the victims and the perpetrators
  • Understanding of the mandatory reporting requirements

In the state of Florida, the following disciplines can receive 2 CEUs:

Registered Nurses, Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, Respiratory Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, and Dietitians and Nutrition Boards.

ElderSource Institute will be offering Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training at ElderSource.  These trainings, are scheduled throughout the year and are open to the public for a discounted price. Check out our calendar for upcoming dates and times!

For Questions or to Schedule an In-person Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training:

Please contact: Heidi Katz, 904.391.6682 or Email: Heidi.Katz@eldersourceinstitute.org