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NCJ Number: 230262 Find in a Library
Title: Public Policy, Elder Abuse, and Adult Protective Services: The Struggle for Coherence
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:22  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-June 2010  Pages:16-36
Author(s): Paula M. Mixson, LMSW-AP
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 21
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines elder abuse and Adult Protective Services (APS).
Abstract: The author examines public policy related to Adult Protective Services (APS) in the United States from the perspective of more than 20 years of experience in a large state APS program and a long-standing involvement in national activities related to elder abuse and adult protection. The article discusses the intricate role and impact of policy within and on APS, delineates and describes significant public policy issues affecting APS practice and performance, and proposes fundamental policy changes that might help to resolve the conceptual tension between APS and elder abuse in order to better prepare the field for the service demands of the 21st century. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Older Adults (65+)
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