The webinar will present an overview of the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute-Forensic Assessment Center Network (TEAM-FACN) with a primary focus on the virtual assessment model for completing mental health capacity assessments. Using a web-based platform and readily available videophone modalities the TEAM-FACN is able to connect Texas Adult Protective Services caseworkers and their clients, statewide, to a localized group of geriatric and elder abuse experts in Houston, Texas for services including mental health capacity assessments. A brief description of the TEAM-FACN web-based referral and case communication portal will be presented along with high level overviews of the various statewide services provided by the TEAM-FACN program. A more detailed presentation of the statewide videophone assisted mental health capacity assessments will be presented by the lead TEAM-FACN Geriatrician. First year utilization, challenges and benefits will also be discussed.
Statewide Elder Mistreatment Virtual Assessment Program
Supervisors who lack time to coach the caseworkers they oversee may want to check out the March issue of SDM News, which offers a solution.
Two articles in this month’s newsletter look at the pros and cons of predictive analytics. Also, NCCD staff will present at the American Society on Aging Conference, and NCCD is partnering with Kansas to improve decision making in child welfare.
Referencing major declines in surgery complication rates due to the adoption of a simple checklist, this issue of SDM News describes the advantages of breaking down complex tasks by using checklists.
NCCD celebrates a successful fundraising campaign and highlights two examples of noteworthy SDM® system implementations.
Using helpful analogies to other professions, this edition of SDM News explains how SDM assessment tools aid social workers in balancing professional judgment with information gained from the tools.
NCCD announces its new paper on “Principles for Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare” and points to a Los Angeles Times article about a supportive housing program in which NCCD is a partner.
There is currently great interest in the child welfare field in using predictive analytics, spurred on by "big data," to help children and families. But how do we mitigate the risks? In this report, NCCD lays out principles for product development, evaluation, and practice to use predictive analytics responsibly and successfully.
The SDM® system is like a good friend: Both are reliable, with SDM assessment tools going through inter-rater reliability testing to determine how truly reliable they are.
Read an end-of-year message from NCCD CEO and learn about system crossover research and diversity and inclusion at NCCD in the December issue of NCCD News. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
Does Elder Abuse Type Tell Us Anything About Five-Year All-Cause Mortality?
It is widely recognized and accepted that confirmed elder mistreatment leads to higher risks of early all-cause mortality. Less understood is whether different types of confirmed elder mistreatment confer a greater risk for all-cause mortality compared to other confirmed types and whether having multiple types of concurrent confirmed elder mistreatment result in compounded risk for death. This webinar presents data from a single study using Texas Adult Protective Services data of confirmed elder mistreatment to predict 5-year all cause mortality among 5-different maltreatment types (i.e. caregiver neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation and polyvictimization). The findings will be discussed in relation to existing literature and the need for future well-designed mortality studies aimed at understanding the individual impact that different elder mistreatment types may have on mortality.
Presenter: Jason Burnett, PhD
UTHealth, McGovern Medical School at Houston
Co-Director of the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute
Director of the UTHealth, Forensic Assessment Center Network-APS Division
Why “safe with a plan” provokes anxiety in many child welfare workers and how the SDM® system can help. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.