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two five-week online courses on elder mistreatment

As you know so well, elder mistreatment is a serious issue of growing concern. To support the aging network in helping victims of elder abuse, the American Society on Aging, in collaboration with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, is offering two five-week online courses on elder mistreatment that can be taken at your convenience.

Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect (Part I) takes place from January 23-February 24, 2017 and registration is now open. In this five-week course, Kate Wilbur, PhD, Zach Gassoumis, PhD, Laura Mosqueda, MD and other experts from USC will explore how to recognize elder mistreatment. The course includes: 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.

The second course, Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect (Part II) takes place from April 17-May 19, 2017 and I encourage you to save the date as more information will become available later this month.

Upon successful completion of each online program a prestigious certificate of completion from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology will be sent to you. In addition, ASA is offering 10 CEUs per course from select accreditation providers.

If you are not an ASA member yet, you can join when you register for the course and save $60 off your membership with discount code USC7.

Victims of elder abuse need to have their voices heard and issues addressed, and therefore ASA and USC are collaborating in this way. We hope you and others in your organization will enroll. If you have any questions, please send an email to Krista Brown, ASA’s Director of Education, at kbrown@asaging.org.

I hope you and others from your team will participate in our online program designed to provide you with the newest knowledge and latest best practices in serving victims of elder mistreatment.

Bob Stein
American Society on Aging

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