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Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course

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Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course

Domestic Abuse in Later Life CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two ways to respond to domestic abuse in later life with appropriate interventions.
  2. Explain at least two advantages to an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration.
  3. Discuss at least one effective intervention for older victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  4. Describe a victim-centered approach that incorporates the strengths of an older adult with the empowerment model used in the domestic abuse and sexual assault fields.
  5. Identify at least two victim resilience and survival skills.
  6. Identify at least one barrier to services that victims face and how these affect intervention strategies.
  7. Discuss at least one victim-centered approach that focuses on victim safety.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. Using the Guide and Videos
    2. Preparation
    3. Presentation Strategies
    4. Potential Pitfalls and Remedies
  2. What Is Domestic Abuse in Later Life?
    1. What Causes Domestic Abuse in Later Life?
    2. Issues That Often Co-Occur but Do Not Cause Abuse
    3. Older Victim’s Dilemma: To Remain In or End a Relationship With an Abuser – Challenges and Barriers to Living Free From Abuse
    4. Effective Interventions
    5. Collaboration Is Essential
  3. Setup and Background for Individual Components
    1. I Can’t Believe I’m Free (Pat)
    2. I Can Hold My Head High (Lois)
    3. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary)
    4. Additional Segments for I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary)
    5. The Ties That Bind (Sam)
    6. When He Shot Me (Annie)
    7. Emergency Housing for Older Victims
    8. Support Groups for Older Women
    9. Effective Advocacy for Older Victims
    10. I’m Not Alone Anymore
    11. The Best I Know How To Do
  4. Interdisciplinary Audiences
    1. I Can’t Believe I’m Free (Pat) – Discussion Questions
    2. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary) – Discussion Questions
    3. The Ties That Bind (Sam) – Discussion Questions
    4. When He Shot Me (Annie) – Discussion Questions
  5. Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Advocates
    1. I Can Hold My Head High (Lois) – Discussion Questions
    2. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary) – Discussion Questions
    3. The Ties That Bind (Sam) – Discussion Questions
    4. When He Shot Me (Annie) – Discussion Questions
  6. Adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse Professionals
    1. I Can’t Believe I’m Free (Pat) – Discussion Questions
    2. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary) – Discussion Questions
    3. The Ties That Bind (Sam) – Discussion Questions
    4. When He Shot Me (Annie) – Discussion Questions
  7. Professionals and Volunteers in the Aging Services Network
    1. I Can’t Believe I’m Free (Pat) – Discussion Questions
    2. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary) – Discussion Questions
    3. The Ties That Bind (Sam) – Discussion Questions
  8. Criminal Justice Professionals
    1. I Can’t Believe I’m Free (Pat) – Discussion Questions
    2. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary) – Discussion Questions
    3. When He Shot Me (Annie) – Discussion Questions
  9. Health Care Professionals
    1. I Can’t Believe I’m Free (Pat) – Discussion Questions
    2. I Can Hold My Head High (Lois) – Discussion Questions
    3. I’m Having To Suffer for What He Did (Miss Mary) – Discussion Questions
    4. When He Shot Me (Annie) – Discussion Questions
  10. Topical Segments and Montage
    1. Emergency Housing for Older Victims – Discussion Questions
    2. Support Groups for Older Women – Discussion Questions
    3. Effective Advocacy for Older Victims – Discussion Questions
    4. I’m Not Alone Anymore – Montage Description
  11. Interactive Workshop: The Best I Know How To Do
  12. Additional Resources

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Department of Justice

This product was supported by grant number 2005–VF–GX–K031, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

.4 hour of the 4 hours may be used towards ethics

 

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