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Resources:

Guiding Principles for Research in Adult Protective Services, published by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) http://www.apsnetwork.org/Resources/Guiding_Principles.pdf

NAPSA’s Best Practices Web page, where APS practitioners to share information about innovative work they’re doing, including research findings and reports of surveys: http://www.apsnetwork.org/Resources/best_practices.htm

NIJ’s Elder Abuse Web page where you can find publications, multimedia and other information on the general topic of elder abuse (and links to more specific Web pages on financial abuse, sexual abuse, perpetrators, prevalence, etc.): http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/elder-abuse/welcome.htm

Elder Abuse in the United States, NIJ Journal article, published in 2006: http://www.nij.gov/journals/255/elder_abuse.html

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: NIJ Web page contains information on the complex area of financial exploitation which can be accompanied by other forms of elder mistreatment. Learn about the incidence and characteristics of financial exploitation at http://nij.gov/nij/topics/crime/elder-abuse/financial-exploitation.htm

Self-neglect and Neglect of Vulnerable Older Adults: Reexamination of Etiology. National Adult Protective Services Resource Center. http://www.apsnetwork.org/research/R2P1.pdf

Developing an Actuarial Risk Assessment to Inform the Decisions Made by Adult Protective Service Workers: http://www.nccd-crc.org/nccd/dnld/Home/NHNIJriskassessment.pdf

Description:

This Webinar examined the complex issue of researching an elderly population, and how a truly innovative partnership among state adult protective services agencies, a national association, and criminal-justice researchers is overcoming the challenges.

Kristen Johnson, researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, talked about a risk assessment for elder mistreatment that she is currently developing in New Hampshire that is funded by the National Institute of Justice. Rachel Lakin, New Hampshire’s Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, offered a practice and policy perspective: what makes her relationship with the researchers work? How have practices in her agency changed as a result of the research experience? And what should other adult protective services agencies think about before they get involved in a research project? Kathleen Quinn, director of the National Adult Protective Services Association offered a national perspective, including guidelines to help state agencies that are thinking about participating in these important research projects.

Panelists:

  • Kristen Johnson, researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Rachel Lakin, New Hampshire’s Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
  • Kathleen Quinn, director of the National Adult Protective Services Association

Moderator: Andy Mao, Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud and Elder Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

This Webinar is the third in a series on elder abuse sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice.

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