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Beyond Reporting: A Prevention Approach to Elder Abuse and Neglect

March 29, 2016

This report details PHI’s efforts to introduce the Training to Prevent Adult Abuse and Neglect (TPAAN) curriculum throughout Michigan. TPAAN is a unique, adult-learner centered curriculum that highlights the need to prevent abuse before it happens, rather than simply learn to recognize after the fact and properly report it. In Michigan, PHI trainers successfully trained more than two dozen people to lead TPAAN trainings.

Key Takeaways

As U.S. demographics shift toward an older population, the issue of elder abuse is becoming increasingly important.
PHI has pioneered a new direct care workforce training approach that builds skills to prevent abuse.
This training equips direct care workers with relational skills designed to reduce abuse and neglect.
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