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Unformatted text preview: Financial stress Family conflict Inadequate social support for both Overcrowded housing Barriers to Identification & Reporting U.S. values: family privacy, ageism Isolation of victim Fear of reporting Physician reluctance or lack of knowledge Intervention Strategies Primary prevention Address risk factors so abuse will not occur Increase awareness & reporting, educate May involves services and training for dyad Secondary prevention If suspect abuse, accurate assessment, reporting & tx Improve MD screening, relationship with APS Manage Crisis Tertiary Appropriate tx to prevent more abuse Also - collaborative teams with law enforcement...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course PSYC 209 at San Jose State University .