Elder Abuse in the Context
of COVID-19: Recent Trends and Recommendations for Response
A World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Webinar
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM CDT
Presented by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), the Milwaukee County DHHS Disabilities Services Division – Adult Protective Services, and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare’s Office of Applied Gerontology
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, there has been a significant increase in reports of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Social distancing practices enacted to limit community spread have exacerbated the social isolation of older adults especially, leaving them at an increased risk for mistreatment. Many older adults and their caretakers are experiencing additional financial strains, as well as limited access to in-person healthcare and social support services.
This webinar will provide an overview of recent trends in the incidence of elder abuse and a discussion of risk factors specific to conditions of the pandemic. Recommendations for social workers, social service staff, criminal justice personnel, and medical professionals on how to identify and respond to signs of elder abuse during this transitional time will also be provided.
No-cost webinar. 1.5 CEHs earned for social workers, LPCs, and MFTs.
Dr. LaTrice Buck, DSW, CSAC, ICS
Founder and Director,
INSPIRE Consulting, LLC
Consultant, National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later in Life (NCALL)
Ann Laatsch, JD
Justice System Coordinator,
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
This is a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event. For more information, visit eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/.
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