What are warning signs reflecting sexual, physical, and psychological abuse and neglect of the elderly? Identify at least two signs with each form of abuse and neglect, and describe how they meet the definition for abuse and/or neglect?
Based upon findings from Topic 2 regarding child abuse and your review of the reporting practices for elder abuse within your state, what are the reporting differences between a child and an elder/dependent adult?
Review the topic resources discussing federal and state laws governing elder abuse. Locate and apply the state regulations from within the state where you plan to work when developing the chart.
Write a 750- to 1,000-word paper that discusses the similarities and differences between a counselor’s responsibilities as a mandated reported of elder abuse according to federal and state guidelines.
Include a brief reflection that summarizes your findings and provides your reaction. Your reflection should address the following:
• Do the laws or regulations conflict? Do they support each other?
• Did anything surprise you about the laws?
• Is there anything you would change? Why or why not?
• What major differences exist, if any, between the mandated reporting requirements for elder vs. child abuse? Use neglect as an example.