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Do We Really Need Another Meeting? Lessons From the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center

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dc.contributor.author Navarro, Adria
dc.contributor.author Wilber, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Yonashiro, Jeanine
dc.contributor.author Homeier, Diana
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-15T21:08:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-15T21:08:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Navarro, Adria; Wilber, Kathleen; Yonashiro, Jeanine; Homeier, Diana. (2010). Do We Really Need Another Meeting? Lessons From the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center. The Gerontologist: 50(5), 702-711. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/50/5/702/558470
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2117
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Elder abuse cases are often time consuming and complex, requiring interagency cooperation from a diverse array of professionals. Although multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) offer a potentially powerful approach to synergizing the efforts of different providers, there has been little research on elder abuse MDTs in general or elder abuse forensic centers in particular. This article draws on our experience with the development of an innovative elder abuse MDT model by describing the structure, process, and outcomes of the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center (the Center). Design and Methods: We use a logic model to provide the framework for discussing the Center’s components and de-identified client records to report key characteristics of the cases reviewed (n = 313). We summarize surveys of core team members’ evaluations of team effectiveness (n = 37) and case presenters’ assessments of the Center effectiveness (n = 108). Results: During its first 3 years, the Center reviewed 2–4 cases per week and gained active and regular participation among core team members. Both team members’ and presenters’ evaluations were highly favorable. Implications: Process outcomes indicate that busy professionals found the model extremely valuable, with added consultation and services aiding elder abuse prevention, protection, and prosecution. The logic model offers structure, process, and outcomes with which to replicate and individualize the elder abuse forensic center model according to the needs and resources in each community. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject Logic Model en_US
dc.subject Case Review en_US
dc.subject Elder Abuse en_US
dc.subject Elder Mistreatment en_US
dc.subject Multidisciplinary Teams en_US
dc.subject Effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Process Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Interventions en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.title Do We Really Need Another Meeting? Lessons From the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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