Thursday, June 24 from 11:00am - 1:00pm via Zoom

Topic: Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation: Challenges and Tools for Improving Response

Abstract: Elder abuse is not an easy problem to solve. It can present in many different ways – an older adult who is neglected by an adult child or caregiver; domestic violence by a partner, caregiver, or adult child/grandchild; sexual assault by a stranger, caregiver or family member; abuse or neglect by a partner with severe dementia; financial exploitation by a family member or professional; or systemic neglect by a long-term care provider under the pressure of staff turnover, insufficient staff training, or limited resources to support resident care. As a result, elder abuse requires responses that take many factors into consideration. This webinar training will highlight those factors and provide attendees with tools for improving response while navigating the delicate balance between autonomy and safety for the older adult.

Presenter: Dr. Sheri Gibson

Dr. Gibson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Geropsychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). She is an instructor and clinical supervisor for the Psychology Department at UCCS and a faculty affiliate with the UCCS Gerontology Center.  Dr. Gibson serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, is a member of the Research Committee for the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), and a member of the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition. In addition to being an advocate for elder justice, Dr. Gibson has a private psychotherapy and consultation practice, which includes provision of capacity evaluations, expert testimony, consultation, and training.

For more information on Dr. Gibson’s services and resources, visit her website:


Location: Zoom link provided to registered participants prior to training via email

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