ERIC Number: ED216171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Responses to the Crime Problem of Older Americans: An Instructor's Guide.
Goodell, Rita Nitzberg
Designed for use in conjunction with a handbook dealing with effective responses to the crime problem of older Americans, this instructor's guide contains information pertaining to organizing and conducting a course on preventing crimes against the elderly as well as a series of lesson plans. Various aspects of course structure are discussed, including general learning objectives for participants, training philosophy, introductory materials for training new instructors, course design, and reading and resources. Provided next are plans outlining lessons on the following topics: a sketch of America's elderly; patterns of crime against the elderly; fear of crime and its consequences; preventing street crimes, residential crimes, and consumer fraud; community crime prevention; victimization and its aftermath; meeting the needs of elderly crime victims; communicating with older individuals; advocating for an improved response to the elderly's crime problem; locating anti-crime resources; developing a comprehensive crime prevention program; and developing a training program for the elderly. (The above-mentioned handbook is available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Programs, Consumer Protection, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Crime, Crime Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Fear, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Lesson Plans, Older Adults, Program Implementation, Psychological Needs, Resources, Victims of Crime
National Council of Senior Citizens, 925 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($8.00; $7.00 each for 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Senior Citizens, Inc., Washington, DC.