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A Comprehensive Approach to Elder Abuse

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Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Maxine Lithwick

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 68:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Elderly; Violence; Social Services

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article describes a comprehensive approach to the problem of elder abuse that encompasses prevention, identification, and intervention. Its goal is to preserve elderly clients in their natural surroundings whenever possible. The project's screening and assessment tools, as well as staff training, equip social workers with the tools needed to detect and handle abusive situations.