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Does Elder Abuse Type Tell Us Anything About Five-Year All-Cause Mortality?

| Jason Burnett, PhD

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
Assistant Professor
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

NCCD News: Message From the CEO, Media Awards Call for Entries, and More

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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.

SDM News, November 2017

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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.

NCCD News: Prison reform and award-worthy media

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NCCD CEO responds to Wisconsin prison proposal, and NCCD staff present in California and Georgia in this month’s NCCD News. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

NCCD News: Predictive Analytics, PFS in LA County, and Media for a Just Society Blog Series

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Data science and predictive analytics, along with the blog series written by Media for a Just Society Award finalists, round out the October issue of NCCD News. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

SDM News, September 2017

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The ability to predict the future would prove useful in many areas of our lives. For child protection social workers, it could help them target services to families most likely to experience poor outcomes in the future. In the absence of such an ability, social workers can use the Structured Decision Making® risk assessment. Learn more about actuarial assessment in the September issue of SDM News. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

NCCD News: SafeMeasures in NYC, Predictive Analytics, and Alaskan Partners

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SafeMeasures® expansion to NYC and new blog series highlight this month’s NCCD News. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

SDM News, August 2017

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Addressing decision-making dilemmas with the SDM system.*This link opens slowly; please be patient.

The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment

| Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Keck School of Medicine, USC

Interventions are needed to mitigate elder mistreatment, but responders must first know when to intervene. This webinar will present the Abuse Intervention Model (AIM), a simple, coherent framework of known risk factors of the victim, perpetrator, and environment that applies to all types of abuse. Dr. Laura Mosqueda will discuss the details of the AIM and present case studies on how the AIM can be applied to APS work. (Materials: slide presentation)

NCCD News: SDM in Arizona APS, SafeMeasures News, and More

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NCCD names interim director for SafeMeasures, and Arizona implements adult protective services. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

Girls and Gangs: Improving Our Understanding and Ability to Respond, Executive Summary

| Angie M. Wolf, PhD; Andrea Bogie; Estivaliz Castro; Caroline Glesmann; Aishatu Yusuf

This executive summary presents key findings from NCCD’s interviews with 114 gang-involved girls and young women in California from 2012 to 2015. The interviews were part of NCCD’s research into the individual, family, and community factors affecting girls’ experiences with and desistance from gangs and gang-related crime. The goals of NCCD’s study included identifying girls’ reasons for joining gangs, their experiences and activities related to gang involvement, and their motivations and strategies for transitioning away from gangs. The summary also provides recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, and others who are interested in improving outcomes for gang-involved girls.

Social Supports of Gang-Involved Girls and Young Women

| Angie M. Wolf, PhD; Caroline Glesmann

NCCD has published a brief that draws on data from NCCD’s interviews with 114 gang-involved girls and young women in California, with a focus on interview participants’ social supports. The interviews were part of NCCD’s research into the individual, family, and community factors affecting girls’ experiences with and desistance from gangs and gang-related crime. The goals of NCCD’s study, conducted from 2012 to 2015, included identifying girls’ reasons for joining gangs, their experiences and activities related to gang involvement, and their motivations and strategies for transitioning away from gangs.