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Addressing Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training, with Shawna Reeves, MSW, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention, IOA

January 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Elder or Dependant Abuse

This IOA-delivered training is for all mandated reporters who work in the City and County of San Francisco, and whose agencies receive funding from the City and County of San Francisco. If you have not attended an elder and dependent adult abuse training in the past fiscal year, please see your supervisor about your need to participate.  Though this will not be the only such training IOA delivers in 2021, beat the rush for later trainings and attend this one!

Mandated Reporters are, by law, any person who has assumed full or intermittent responsibility for care or custody of an elder or dependent adult, whether or not that person receives compensation, including administrators, supervisors, and any licensed staff of a public or private facility that provides care or services for elder or dependent adults, or any elder or dependent adult care custodian, health practitioner, clergy member, or employee of a county adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 3 common scenarios in which elders and dependent adults are susceptible to abuse
  • Identify 4 “red flags” which indicate possible elder or dependent adult abuse- Define the term “mandated reporter,” as legally defined by California State Law
  • Practice knowledge application of 4 legal obligations of mandated reporters, as required by the State of California
  • Analyze the role of Adult Protective Services (APS) in protecting elders and dependent adults from abuse

Your Instructor:  Shawna Reeves, MSW, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention at Institute on Aging. Previously, she was Director of Financial Education and Advocacy at Council on Aging Silicon Valley. Shawna has published numerous articles on elder financial abuse and has presented throughout the country on consumer issues and innovative ways to prevent elder financial abuse. Shawna received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work.

Register here!  https://reevesioa.eventbrite.com


January 12
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


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