Two New Opportunities to Earn a Certificate of Completion in a Flexible Online Format
ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology introduce two new five-week online educational courses on 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
As professionals working across the field of aging you are likely to encounter an older adult experiencing some type of mistreatment or be in the position to help prevent it before it happens. ASA is excited to offer two new ways to expand your knowledge in this critical area.
Beginning with our 2017 course offerings, ASA is able to offer CEUs from select accreditation providers to individuals who successfully complete a course. Click here to learn more.
Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect (Part I)—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.
August 28–September 29, 2017: Register Now
Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect (Part II)—Launches Summer 2017! Watch for additional course information and registration coming in Spring 2017.
New Summer Session Dates to be Announced Soon
August 28 – September 29, 2017—Save the Date!
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.
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.
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