Webinar Registration by June 9, 2020 Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).
Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to a vulnerable adult. Abuse could include any or all of the following: financial exploitation, neglect, physical, emotional, sexual abuse or self-neglect. Increasing awareness of elder abuse is a critical part of ensuring that all seniors' human rights are respected and protected each and every day. Through its review of the warning signs of elder abuse, this presentation will help enhance your ability to determine if abuse is occurring, which is key to being able to provide seniors with the tools they need while respecting their rights.
Who Should Attend: Advanced Social Services; Elderly; Health & Wellness
- Gain an understanding of the types of abuse and their respective warning signs
- Be able to differentiate between abuse and self-neglect
- Learn how to openly communicate concerns with residents and/or their family
- Highlight expected Responses from APS staff
- Discuss challenges to Adult Abuse Investigations
- Review possible Outcomes & Resources
About the Presenter
Kathryn Sapp is the Bureau Chief of Adult Protective Services Policy and Staff Development in the Department of Health & Senior Services, Division of Senior & Disability Services. Ms. Sapp holds a Bachelors and Master's degree in Social Work. She has over 26 years of experience including prior experiences as Child Abuse/Neglect Investigator, Child Abuse/Neglect Policy Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Field Operations Manager for Bureau of Home & Community Services. Kathryn is an APS State Administrator for Missouri, is a member of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Board, co-chairs the NAPSA Central Region, as well as chairs NAPSA State Regional Representatives. Kathryn was honored to have received the Barbara McGinity Service to Seniors Award in 2019 from the National Adult Protective Services Association.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Required Ongoing: Healthy Aging; Communication Strategies in Working with Older Adults
Additional Recommended: Crisis Prevention and Intervention