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Student Opportunity for Insight into Elder Abuse Prevention

Attention Students: Are you looking for an opportunity to gain insight into elder abuse prevention and earn credit for your time? This summer, a Health Science, 1-credit workshop (HLTHST 494 [undergrad] or HLTHST 594 [graduate]) is being offered in conjunction with the 2014 Idaho Summit on Elder Abuse, Friday, June 20.

The theme of the 2014 Summit is Abuse, Neglect and Self-neglect with Dr Randy Frost, author of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, as the keynote speaker.

The goal of the for-credit workshop is to raise awareness and gain support for multidisciplinary efforts to prevent elder abuse and exploitation. Students will be required to:

  • register for the Health Science 494/594 Workshop through myBoiseState
  • read Stuff by Randy Frost (purchase online or check-out from a library),
  • attend the 2014 Summit on Elder Abuse (June 20, 8:00 – 4:30 at the Student Union Building),
  • participate in Blackboard discussion board conversations, and
  • submit a final paper

Students taking the class for graduate credit will also conduct interviews with professionals involved in multidisciplinary efforts to prevent elder abuse.

Participation in this workshop will offer an excellent opportunity to network with professionals and learn more about how we, as citizens, can take steps to prevent abuse and exploitation.  For more information, contact Sarah Toevs,