Tue, Sep 15 | Webinar Series

A Virtual Boot Camp on Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

IMPACT: Informing Multidisciplinary Practices on Adult Abuse Concepts & Trends Class Times now through October 20th!
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A Virtual Boot Camp on Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT – Oct 06, 2020, 6:30 PM EDT
Webinar Series

About The Event

This conference workshop focuses on elder abuse, neglect & exploitation (ANE) of older adults and adults with disabilities. This workshop will provide attendees with information and tools to improve recognition of and appropriate response to victims of ANE. It is designed to cover not only the basics of ANE but to provide context related to the changes of aging, stress, and trauma as these elements, among others, add to the complexity of identifying ANE. It is intended to enhance the knowledge of forensic nurses who encounter and treat victims of at-risk adult abuse. 



There will be case scenarios for group discussions throughout the course.  All attendees will receive course materials as well as a list of core competencies for ANE based on information provided during the workshop.

  • Basic Information on Demographics of Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities
  • Reporting Stats by Incident Location (Private Dwelling vs Long-Term Care Facility)
  • Implicit Bias
  • Challenges of Accessing Care & Consequences of Delayed Access
  • Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation (ANE) Definitions
  • State Statutes Specific to ANE
  • Mandated Dual Reporting (Private Dwelling v Long-Term Care Facility)
  • Changes of Aging & ANE
  • Impact of Adverse Childhood Events in Later Life
  • Challenges Diagnosing ANE
  • Allostatic Load
  • Trauma
  • Neurobiology of Trauma and Aging
  • Trauma-Informed Care for At-Risk Adults
  • Forensic Markers of ANE
  • Types of ANE/Indicators: Physical, Sexual, Asphyxia, Neglect, Financial Exploitation, Trafficking for Benefits
  • Suspicious Deaths: Body/Scene/Context/Mimickers
  • Screening Tips and Tools
  • Assessment: Abuse Intervention Model
  • Documentation: GERI-Injury Documentation Tool
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Autonomy
  • Informed Consent
  • Decision-Making Capacity
  • GA Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation (GANE) App
  • Resources


Upon completion of IMPACT, learner's will possess basic knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognize Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation (ANE).
  • Respond appropriately to ANE.
  • Promote patient safety & reduce further trauma.
  • Understand context of changes of aging, ACEs, Stress, & ANE.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary approach to meet the needs of at-risk adult ANE victims.
  • Enhance organizational policies/procedures.


Pat King, RN is a forensic nurse with extensive experience addressing the issue of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities (at-risk adults). She is the Manager of the Forensic Special Investigations Unit (FSIU) in the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services (DAS). Her specific areas of interest regarding at-risk adults are suspicious deaths, human trafficking for monthly benefits and trauma-informed care. 

Pat has consulted on numerous fatal neglect cases at the request of prosecutors and investigators. She developed and is the lead instructor for the one-day course for clinicians, IMPACT (Informing Multidisciplinary Practices on Adult Abuse Concepts & Trends). She conducts monthly training to GA Coroners on elder deaths. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and she has co-authored several articles on various aspects of at-risk adult abuse. She recently returned to school to obtain her master’s in nursing in Forensic Nursing.


Session I: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Module 1: Course Overview, At-Risk Adults: Ageism/Ableism, EBP, Research

Module 2: Legal Issues, Definitions, Mandated Reporting, Probate Court

Session II: Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Module 3: Stress, Trauma & Aging

Session III: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Module 4: