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Innovative Research Partnerships: Building a Risk Assessment Tool for the N.H. Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

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Kristen Johnson; Rachel Lakin; Kathleen Quinn
Date Published
January 2012
1 page
A video is provided of an online webinar that examined the complexity of researching the needs of an elderly population and how this was addressed in New Hampshire by a collaboration among state adult protective services agencies, a national association, and criminal justice researchers.
Kristen Johnson, a researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, talks about a risk assessment for mistreatment of the elderly that she is currently developing in New Hampshire. Rachel Lakin of the New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services provides a practice and policy perspective regarding an effective relationship between state agency staff and researchers, as well as how such a collaboration has changed practices in her agency through research. Kathleen Quinn, director of the National Adult Protective Services Association, offers a national perspective that includes guidelines for helping state agencies that are considering participation in a research project intended to improve risk assessment for victims of elder abuse. 7 resource listings