If called in on a domestic violence report involving Emotional Elder abuse, first Responders will have to determine what course of action to take.
In order to do this, the first thing first Responder will have to do is determine who the perpetrator is and who the victim and, if present, the unknowing witnesses and accomplices are. Asking the right questions and looking for the obvious signs should help anyone get through any “he said, she said” type of situation that is typical of Emotional Abuse and Emotional Elder Abuse.
And yes, it will be guaranteed that, each and every time reported cases of domestic disputes are investigated, the situation will all boil down to “he said, she said” shouting between people who are accusing each other of all sorts of things.
If it is a true call involving Emotional Elder Abuse, it is also a guarantee that the voice of the true victim will be overshadowed by all of the noise the offender creates.
Yes, there is a difference between a true conflict between two people and a situation involving Emotional Elder Abuse.
If it’s about Emotional Elder Abuse, it’ll be merely a smokescreen that’s hiding a true crime. If it’s a smokescreen, anyone armed with intelligence can pick up enough clues to reveal the identity of the real perpetrator.
If you see signs of Emotional Elder Abuse, then it’s already too late.
Know how to read the signs, the clues and how to help the victims, identify the perpetrator and manage the situation.