IA2 Finds Healthcare Providers in Indian Country Want to Address Elder Abuse, Need Support
Funded by the Department of Justice’s National Resource Center for Reaching Victims, the International Association for Indigenous Aging conducted a needs assessment on screening and management of elder abuse by clinical providers in Indian Country. Let by IA22 Research Manager Jolie Crowder, PhD, a survey and interviews were conducted across a wide variety of health and service providers to inform the assessment. Clinicians brought up obstacles including a lack appropriate screening instruments and limited resources for intervention. Despite the challenges, 89% of providers surveyed felt providers should play a role in screening for and addressing elder abuse. The team has presented this information and Crowder’s groundbreaking dissertation work in webinars for the National Center on Elder Abuse and Title VI Senior Services programs, recordings are forthcoming (https://olderindians.acl.gov/title-vi-webinars). The executive summary and full report is available http://iasquared.org/wordpress2/what-we-do/current-projects/elder-abuse-project/. Further information on Dr. Crowder’s work is available at http://iasquared.org/wordpress2/2019/05/07/ia2-research-manager-adds-phd-to-her-title/.