On September 25, 2015, the Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging and Mental Health (AACAMH), chaired by the Fuqua Center, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center (ARGEC), hosted a one day workshop, Building Workforce Competency: Ethical Considerations for Identifying, Reporting, and Responding to Self-Neglect in the Older Adult Population designed for Clinical Psychologists, Advance Practice Nurses, RNs, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and other interested providers. Ethics CEs were approved by AANP; GPA; GA-NASW; and LPCA-GA. Topics included ●Ethics of Identifying and Responding to Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Older Adults ●Elder Investment Fraud and Exploitation: Ethical Considerations ● Screening for Cognitive Issues: Tools You Can Use ● Ethics of Responding to Self-Neglect: Opening the Conversation
- ) strategy and implementation of activities aimed at increased supports for caregivers of persons with mental illness, in addition to the continued work of the Coalition and sustaining the collaboration between aging and behavioral health providers at the local level.
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