Elder Abuse/Neglect

Assessing Elder Abuse Risk

The Ash Center’s Government Innovator’s Network has a webinar coming up: Building a Risk Assessment Tool for the NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. It will be held January 31st from 2-4pm ET. The session will specifically look at researcher-practitioner partnerships, which is always of interest to me (and I know many of you have been on the practitioner end of these partnerships., as well). You can register for the webinar here.

From the site:

This Webinar will examine 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.

The discussion will be moderated by Andy Mao, Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud and Elder Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.

Panelists will include:

Kristen Johnson, researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. She will talk 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. She will offer 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. She will offer a national perspective, including guidelines to help state agencies that are thinking about participating in these important research projects.