Elder abuse has serious and devastating effects on a growing number of individuals. The consequences for older victims can include injury, pain, mental anguish, financial loss, violation of rights and even death. Too often, inaccurate perceptions about aging, victims, perpetrators and the dynamics of elder abuse lead to inappropriate or ineffective responses, putting victims at a higher risk of harm.
This training will provide participants with strategies that promote collaboration and victim-centered remedies that enhance the safety and quality of life of older victims.
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About the trainings
Ohio’s Elder Abuse Cross-Training for Victim Service Providers is important because:
The number of elder abuse cases is increasing as the population of older adults grows.
Older victims face a complex set of circumstances and often have limited options available to them.
A victim-centered response focusing on the older adult’s strengths and support networks is often an effective model to enhance safety.
The complexity of these cases requires a collaborative response from professionals who may not have a history of working together.
Ohio’s Elder Abuse Cross-Training for Victim Service Providers is:
An intensive one and a half day training offered by the Ohio Attorney General's Office in coordination with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
A chance to better understand the dynamics of elder abuse and learn the necessary skills to promote collaboration and communication among victim service providers.
An opportunity to learn a victim-centered approach that builds on an older victim’s strengths and support systems.
The ideal course for victim service providers seeking to enhance their ability to appropriately respond to older victims.
Each training is limited to 30 students. The course is designed for victim service providers who work with elder abuse victims, such as:
Adult Protective Services Workers
Community-Based Domestic Violence Advocates
Community-Based Sexual Assault Advocates
System-Based Advocates - those employed by criminal justice agencies
Aging Network Professionals – those who provide services for elder abuse victims, rather than those who refer elder abuse cases to others.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on day one.
Day one: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day two: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Western Ohio Regional Training Center
Greene County Department of Job and Family Services
541 Ledbetter Road, Medina Room
Xenia, OH 45358
Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center
Summit County Children Services
264 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306
Central Ohio Regional Training Center
Franklin County Children Services
855 West Mound Street, Room 3
Columbus, OH 43223
Northwest Ohio Regional Training Center
Lucas County Children Services
705 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits have been applied for through the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage, Family, Therapists Board (CEU).
Meals are NOT provided.
If you have any questions about this training please contact Ursel McElroy at Ursel.mcelroy@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 614.995.5413.
This training curriculum was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) in partnership with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, and the National Adult Protective Services Association. OVW granted permission for usage.