Abuse Awareness and What to Report When Working With Vulnerable Adults

Let’s work together to keep vulnerable adults safe and healthy. Our office conducts investigations, training and prevention efforts on behalf of adults and children enrolled in state services.

Today, we will be looking at the laws surrounding adult abuse including what rises to the level of abandonment, financial exploitation, seclusion/restriction, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse and wrongful restraint. You will have an opportunity to practice and discuss using several scenarios.

The training addresses the statutes and rules in Oregon, but many of the definitions and examples are applicable and similar to other states.

Viktoria Haddan is currently a Training and Social Media Specialist for the Oregon Department of Human Service’s Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations. She is on the training and prevention team, which implements and conducts weeklong Core Competencies Institutes for designated abuse investigators throughout the state. Trainers also provide online and in-person mandatory abuse trainings for providers, employees, staff and volunteers working with adults in all vulnerable populations, including those with developmental disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities and adults aged 65 and over.  Viktoria has a varied work background in public education, government public relations and journalism. She has a master’s in teaching from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

While this speaker has been carefully chosen by NARA to present relevant information to our members, the views and opinions expressed in this webinar, unless expressly stated otherwise, are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NARA.
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