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Recognizing and Responding to Elder Abuse

Preventing Elder Abuse by Caregivers
Source: California Elder Justice Coalition
Content Type: PDF (2 page fact sheet)
The California Elder Justice Coalition's (CEJC) Caregiving subcommittee has released a policy brief describing the interface between caregiving and elder abuse. It highlights the need for caregiver services, promoting caregiver assessments that identify caregivers' needs and identify high risk situations, and holding abusive caregivers accountable. According to Donna Benton, CEJC Caregiving Subcommittee Chair and USC Assistant Research Professor of Gerontology: "Too often family caregivers are overlooked when thinking about ways to prevent or decrease risk for elder abuse. These are the people who are the eyes and ears for vulnerable elderly. If we don't find ways to support their struggles, then we place the whole long-term care system at risk."

Combatting Elder Abuse
Source: Sushil Chemma
Content Type: Word Document
An overview of elder abuse and the role of civil legal aid programs in intervention.

An Attorneys in Reducing Elder Abuse
Source: 2014 National Aging and Law Conference
Content Type: PDF
PDF of Power Point Presentation given by M.T. Collolly and Alison Herschel at the 2014 National Aging and Law Conference on an attorneys role in reducing elder abuse.

Adult Protective Services Contacts
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Web Page
Where do you call to report elder abuse in each state?

The Effectiveness of Educational Programs to Improve Recognition and Reporting of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Content Type: PDF
The National Adult Protective Services Resource Center, in conjunction with the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, is pleased to release a new Research to Practice (R2P) Brief.

Preventing Elder Abuse by In-Home Helpers, 2002
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Article
Ensuring consumer protection, best practices and resources.

The Role of Attorneys, Courts, and Legal Mechanisms in the Prevention of and Intervention to Elder Abuse
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Bibliography
This bibliography focuses on the role of the attorney, the courts, and legal mechanisms in preventing and remedying elder abuse. References include articles addressing professional practice, creative legal remedies, and barriers to legal access and prosecution.