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THE USC CENTER ON ELDER MISTREATMENT

WHATAn center that coordinates elder abuse resources from a wide range of areas including the disciplines of medical, gerontology, social work, psychology, economics, law and more.
WHY To provide elder abuse prevention resources to older adults, caregivers, advocates and professionals and justice to those affected by elder mistreatment.
WHEREThe USC Center on Elder Mistreatment. University of Southern California.
Los Angeles, California, USA.


Program Description


“USC will be the world’s academic leader in understanding and addressing elder mistreatment.”
-eldermistreatment.usc.edu

The USC Center On Elder Mistreatment provides resources to the following individuals and areas:

Advocates
Caregivers
Community
Finance
Health Care
Legal/Law Enforcement
Multidisciplinary
Social Services

Elder mistreatment can fall into a number of different categories and the center list several comprehensive resources including:

Caregiving
Cognition and Capacity
Dementia
Diversity and Cultural Competency
Domestic Violence in Later Life
Financial Abuse
Legal
Long-term Care
Multidisciplinary
Neglect
Physical Abuse
Psychological Abuse
Screening/Assessment
Self-neglect
Sexual Abuse
Reporting
Prevention

Helpful resources include ‘Talking Elder Abuse’ An Elder Abuse Prevention Training Toolkit and How to Talk about Elder Abuse which cover:

-Factors and possible causes leading to elder abuse such as isolation and lack of transportation.
-Effective solutions to stop elder abuse such as building more gathering centers and community centers.
-Elder abuse cases.
-How to help those who have been victims and have experienced elder abuse.

The center hosts the Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse, a conference which brings together leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and others to share information and come up with solutions to help prevent elder abuse.
source: eldermistreatment.usc.edu

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