HOPE Training May 2023

Building off the success from EAPO’s Conference Series on Risk Assessment Tools (January, 2023) and the interest from Dr. Storey’s keynote presentation on the Harm to Older Persons Evaluation (HOPE) tool, EAPO is pleased to announce further risk assessment training for frontline professionals.

Given the overwhelming interest from front-line professionals supporting older adults in learning how to effectively conduct risk assessments for older adults who are at-risk or experiencing elder abuse, EAPO is pleased to host announce it will be hosting an additional VIRTUAL Training Workshop on the Harm to Older Persons Evaluation (HOPE) tool.

The HOPE training is also planned as one of the many EAPO activities that is being organized in recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

The workshop will empower workers and provide a forum for intersectoral service provider training on evaluating and assessing risk of older adults, as well as the perpetrators’ risk for engaging in the abuse and the skills support and respond to seniors at risk of abuse in the community.

EAPO in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Storey, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent are pleased to host a 2 day virtual training (May 17th & 19th, 2023) on the Harm to Older Persons Evaluation (HOPE) tool.

Dr. Storey developed the HOPE, a risk assessment tool for older adult mistreatment (OAM), based on the empirical literature on OAM. The HOPE is a structured professional judgment tool that provides guidelines for use by social care, health, and mental health, mediation, law enforcement, criminal justice, and security personnel in the assessement of risk for OAM.

This 2 day HOPE Virtual Training will guide evaluators in the completion of a comprehensive assessment of risk for future OAM and in the development of a management plan to reduce the likelihood of continued OAM.

The comprehensive nature of the HOPE precludes its use by many frontline practitioners who are tasked with triaging a concern of OAM and implementing preliminary intervention while referring the case for more in-depth assessment.

At the completion of the training, participants will be provided a Certificate – Completion of HOPE Training from Dr. Storey.

Training Dates and Times (EST)

Day 1 : May 17th, 2023   9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Day 2 : May 19th, 2023   9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

There is limited spaces so register now while seats are still available!

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Registration Fee:  $125

includes Training Manual and Certificate of Completion

Booking on FIRST COME Basis!

Jennifer’s research focuses on the abuse of older adults, stalking, intimate partner violence and violence risk assessment and management. She is currently working on a grant with the World Health Organization examining the consequences, risk and protective factors for older abuse. Dr Storey is the author of a violence risk assessment tool for the abuse of older people called the Harm to Older Persons Evaluation or HOPE and is presently working on a grant from the National Institutes of Health in the USA to develop a risk assessment tool for the abuse of older adults with dementia. Dr Storey has also provided risk assessment and safety skills training to social workers, nurses, police, and mental health professionals.

We look forward to seeing you at our training event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Raeann Rideout, EAPO via email: [email protected] or phone: 705-927-3114.

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