Course Summary

Practice Level: Beginner

This continuing education domestic violence course will provide an overview of Elder Abuse.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the statutes that protect reporters lliability for filing a report.
  • Describe the commonly seen areas of elder self-neglect.
  • Explain the most common cause of elder abuse.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Elder Abuse Defined
  • Self-Neglect
  • Signs of Elder Abuse (Elder)
  • Signs of Elder Abuse (Caregiver)
  • Who is Most At Risk for Elder Abuse?
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Reporting Elder Abuse
  • Mistreatment of African American Elders
  • Mistreatment of Latino  Elders
  • Mistreatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Elders


Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.

Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.

Accreditation Approval Statements is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6991. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Courses have been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #91345 is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

We are committed to providing our learners with unbiased information. CE4Less never accepts commercial support and our authors have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to the material.

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