Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Important Clarifications

    2. Print Posttest Study Guide

    3. Anticipated Growth in Number of Older Adults (65 and Older)

    4. Population Age 65 and Over: 1900 to 2050

    5. Population Age 85 and Over: 1900 to 2050

    1. What Is Elder Abuse?

    2. Elder Abuse Facts

    3. An Introductory Profile of Elder Abuse

    4. Challenges in Elder Abuse Research

    1. Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act

    2. California Senate Bill 2199

    3. California Penal Code Sections 368–368.5

About this course

  • $36.00
  • 58 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

This course provides a clinical overview of the elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect reporting law, and the psychosocial conditions it is designed to address. Focusing on the elder adult aspect of the law, the content explores and identifies mandated reporters, along with the requirements for reporting elder abuse and neglect. The mandated categories of elder abuse are discussed, along with the warning signs of each type of abuse. Other topics include, but are not limited to, theories related to the causation of elder abuse and neglect, the incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in later life, and strategies for preventing abuse and neglect. Case vignettes, web-based video clips, and related resources are incorporated into the online content. The online posttest must be passed with a score of 80% or better to print a certificate of completion.

Target Audience

This course can be used toward the pre-license requirement of 10 hours of coursework in aging and long-term care for California licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) licenses. It can also be used as continuing education units (CEUs) for California licensed behavioral health practitioners, as well as professional development for non-licensed social workers.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, readers will be able to do the following:

  • Identify California laws related to elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect.
  • Identify California mandated reporting categories of elder and dependent adult abuse.
  • Identify California mandated reporters of elder and dependent adult abuse and the specific reporting requirements.
  • Identify theories on the causation of elder abuse and neglect.
  • Identify strategies to prevent elder abuse.

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