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Webinar - Ending Nursing Home Violence Between Residents: Prevention, Intervention, and Advocacy

June 26, 2018        

Tuesday, June 26, 3:00 – 4:30 ET 

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This webinar will examine the widespread problem of physical violence (resident to resident mistreatment) in nursing homes and argue that a large-scale public health initiative is needed to end nursing home violence. Dr. Karl Pillemer, Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, will review the research evidence on the prevalence of violence in nursing homes and discuss why intervention in this area has lagged other forms of violence. Options for eliminating violence in nursing home settings, with special attention to transferring knowledge from successful public health campaigns to combat violent behavior, will be presented. Also, Sara Gusler, Michigan Ombudsman program representative, will describe the "Senior-to-Senior Bullying Reduction" training program her agency developed. Following these presentations, information will be shared regarding resources and training for facility staff and long-term care Ombudsman programs.