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Mistreatment Prevention Intervention

USC has partnered with Kaiser Permanente, with funding from the National Institute of Justice, to develop and pilot test a program designed to prevent elder mistreatment (Piloting a Comprehensive Caregiver Intervention: A Pathway to Preventing Elder Mistreatment). To do this, we are targeting education and support resources to caregivers of older adults who have care needs due to a disease/condition or a recent transition of care. Building on lessons learned from preventing other forms of family violence (child maltreatment and intimate partner violence), this education and support will be delivered by an interventionist, who will work with the caregiver and older adult to improve quality of life, reduce negative psychosocial and other risk factors (e.g., stress, burden, depression, and misinformation about the impact of chronic illness), and ultimately minimize the occurrence of abuse.

Contact:
Anat Louis StopEM@usc.edu

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.