Risk Assessment Training 2024

Due to high demand we are offering training again!   

Registration is OPEN

EAPO is pleased to collaborate with Dr. Jennifer Storey, a Forensic Psychologist specializing in violence risk assessment and interpersonal violence, to host a 3 day virtual training (April 30, May 1 & 3, 2024) on the use of the Harm to Older Persons Evaluation (HOPE) tool.

Dr. Storey, author of HOPE, will facilitate engaging and interactive training sessions to provide participants the skills and tools for assessing risk of older adults and their perpetrators, as well as empower  providers by building their capacity for response and intervention when supporting older adults at-risk or experiencing elder abuse.

This training will guide participants in the completion of a comprehensive assessment of risk for future older adult mistreatment (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.

Dr. Storey developed the HOPE, a risk assessment tool for older adult mistreatment, based on the empirical literature. The HOPE tool 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 assessment of risk for OAM.

Dr. Storey will provide participants a

“Certificate of Completion”

to verify their use of the HOPE tool in practice.

Training Dates and Times (EST)

April 30, 2024  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

May 1, 2024  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 3, 2024  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Watch the Training Details from Dr. Storey :


This workshop is geared will provide intersectoral dialogue with providers who are supporting older adults.

Who should attend: Providers in fields of social support services, health care, paremedics, housing, mental health, elder mediation, law enforcement, victim support and justice…. will want to attend this training!

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

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Registration Fee:  $225

includes Training Manual and Certificate of Completion

Booking on FIRST COME Basis!

Facilitator Profile:

Dr. Jennifer Storey, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent 

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.


Read more about Dr. Storey work by visiting: https://storeyje1.wixsite.com/drjenniferestorey

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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