Week 5 – Discussion
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Prior to completing this discussion, read the required Roberto (2016) article, as well as Chapter 25 from the Lerner, Easterbrooks, Mistry, & Weiner (2013) Developmental psychology e-book.
Evaluate the issue of elder abuse being sure to define the types of abuse, the ages most susceptible to abuse, and other relevant information pertinent to this complex issue.Support your thoughts with the required reading, and one other source of scholarly perspective and research from the field. Additionally, propose two solutions for aging adults that would help them achieve successful aging and prevent elder abuse, as well as identifying two resources that would help active caregivers avoid elder abuse.
Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion.
In your responses, compare and contrast your own recommendations with those of your classmates. For each response, critically evaluate the information your classmate has provided by considering different points of view. What specific information presented in your classmate’s post do you agree or disagree with? Explain. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.
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