Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan



PREVNT Preventing Elder & Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation

  • 20 Jul 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Resurrection Cemetery Chapel
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Macomb County

Preventing Elder & Vulnerable
Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation

Presenter : Gillian H. Bentley, Disability Network Oakland & Macomb Independent Living Specialist

PREVNT Learning Objectives: 

1. The definition of abuse in Michigan and how that varies state to state (and why that matters) 
2. The 5 categories of abuse 
3. Physical and Behavioral indicators seen in those experiencing abuse; Within the characteristics for each category I will discuss sub categories, fraud, scams, questions that can be asked to clarify ones’ situation, tips to protect yourself and others etc. 
4. Demographics locally as well as nationally (MI and National statistics)
5. Contributing factors and barriers, reasons that prevent people from coming forward and seeking assistance. Throughout I will go over specific resources, where to turn, how to file an APS report, and programming available to help fraud victims.

Resurrection Cemetery Chapel
18201 Clinton River Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. 

Approved Provider Number: MICEC0071. Qualified attendees are eligible for 1.0 CEU.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

8:30 – 8:45 am Registration

8:45 – 9:00 am Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 am Presentation

10:00-10:30 am Evaluations, Sign-outs & Networking

Please register for event at

Free to Paid GSWSM Members; Guest Fee $10.00

How does elder abuse affect me? Elder abuse can truly happen to anyone. Research indicates that one in ten American elders are affected by some type of abuse. Unfortunately, abuse can happen in all types of relationships as a result of family dynamics, caregiver interactions, or targeted scams that prey on vulnerability. Through the PREVNT program you can learn how to recognize high risk situations and various ways to get assistance. Only through YOU can we make progress in changing the statistics and address the abuse that is occurring in our communities.

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