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Elder abuse is an epidemic in our country. This course will include an overview of the prevalence and incidence of elder abuse, the types of elder abuse, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and the dynamics of power and control between perpetrators and victims. Relevant state and federal laws, including the Elder Justice Act, will be reviewed. The course will also cover prevention strategies and assessment of victims. Components of intervention, including crisis counseling, safety planning, emergency shelter, legal services and supportive services will be detailed, illuminated by case examples.