Flashcards in Crisis Intervention-Ch 9, Maltreatment of the Elderly Deck (73)
For every sort of maltreatment, statements from the victim should be given
as a general rule, ________________, regardless of whether caregivers encourage the intervener to discount the complaints.
complaints of maltreatment by older persons should be taken at face value
Establishing control and direction:
direction phase of crisis intervention involves collaborating with the person in crisis to develop an intervention plan.
As its guiding value, the NAAPSA states that "every action taken by APS must balance the duty to protect the safety of vulnerable adults with the adults right to self-determination.
Recognizing that the interests of the adult are the first concern of any intervention
In working with elderly victims of maltreatment, Brandl suggest two general goals that intervener should keep in mind
1. breaking the victim's isolation
2. empowering the victim
____involves negative stereotypes about the elderly, often based on the assumption that advanced age is inevitably associated with physical and mental decline.
_____ is the most common form of maltreatment.
persons over age _____, ______ and ________are at high risk of maltreatment.
80, women and persons who were unable to care for themselves
Most perps are related to the victim and men are more likely to perpetrate maltreatment than women.
two general models inform both the explanation and response to elder maltreatment.
1. caregiver stress model- interaction between dependent victims and overwhelmed caregivers.
The response to this is to provide services to both.
2. power-control model- perps need to exert control over victim. Response, victim protection and holding perps accountable.
Primary responsibility for dealing with elder maltreatment belongs to APS. All 50 states have enacted laws requiring that incidents of elder maltreatment be reported.