Understanding Elder Abuse
$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
Approved by Oregon DHS for AMH, APD and DD
CE Course Description
This CE course provides a summary of each elder abuse theory and its possible application. In addition, the theoretical directions suggested are intended to spur the critique of existing theories and facilitate the development of new theories that will enhance the understanding of elder abuse. Of the many types of elder abuse, financial exploitation, physical abuse, and neglect are the three of focus for this course.
Article Author: Shelly L. Jackson, Ph.D. and Thomas L. Hafemeister, J.D., Ph.D.
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CE Course Objectives
1. Provide an explanation for why the field of elder abuse has been devoid of guiding theory.
2. Investigate which is often cited as the fastest-growing form of elder abuse.
3. Compare and contrast the current theories used to explain elder abuse.
4. Examine the existing models / theories that have been adequately tested and critiqued with the five widely accepted criteria used for evaluating theories.
5. Identify adjustments that should be made to address the shortcomings of current elder abuse theories.
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 offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.
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Added On: 2015-06-23