Domestic Abuse in Later Life

$40.00 | CE Hours:10.00 | Intermediate

Approved by Oregon DHS for AMH, APD and DD

CE Course Description

Domestic Abuse in Later Life presents five compelling stories of abuse in later life conveyed by the survivors themselves, amplified by interviews with the professionals who worked with them. Additional segments address emergency housing, support groups, and effective advocacy and three critical issues for older victims of abuse. 

This CE course is based soley on the pdf guide provided. However, participants may benefit further from ordering and watching the DVD's that are available from the Office of Victims. Order via this link:

Article Author:  Jane Raymond, M.S., et al.

Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1. Describe the characteristics and causes of domestic violence and sexual abuse in later life, including forms of abuse and abuser tactics.

2. Identify the roles of various systems and agencies who encounter elder abuse, such as adult protective services, health care systems, criminal justice professionals, and domestic abuse and sexual assault advocates.

3. Evaluate the role of power and control dynamics in elder abuse cases, while realizing the benefit of using a victim-centered approach that emphasizes empowerment.

4. Recognize how emergency housing, support groups, and effective advocacy can be used productively to assist older adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

5. Review case studies of elder abuse in order to acknowledge myths and justifications associated with these cases, while also identifying appropriate interventions for the victims.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2012-02-17

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