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Elder Abuse, 8 hours

This course focuses on significant topics surrounding elder abuse: elder abuse law, recognizing financial abuse and fraud, mental competence assessment (in accordance with the standards set forth in Part 17 of the Probate Code), and reporting requirements/procedures for the investigation of financial abuse and related crimes. Neglect, as a crime, is covered as are civil and criminal procedures for the protection of the victims. Perpetrators of elder abuse, additional crimes related to the offense, and the human and psychological trauma involved are highlighted.