As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day draws near (June 15), we hope you’ll find these resources useful in learning more about elder abuse and neglect and sharing information with your friends, family members and colleagues.
You can get involved by attending a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in your community. Click here to visit the National Center on Elder Abuse and find an event near you.
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Upcoming: Understanding the Scams Seniors Face
- Select articles from the Fall 2012 Issue of Generations
Take a Stand Against Elder Abuse
By Kathy Greenlee
Elder Abuse and the Elder Justice Movement
By Robert B. Blancato
An Update on the Nature and Scope of Elder Abuse
By Georgia J. Anetzberger
We Are Family: When Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation Hit Home
By Jeannie Jennings Beidler
The Sexual Revolution's Last Frontier: How Silence About Sex Undermines Health, Well-Being, and Safety in Old Age
By Marie-Therese Connolly, Risa Breckman, Jean Callahan, Mark Lacks, Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, and Joy Solomon
Elder Abuse: What Is the Federal Role?
By Senators Herb Kohl, Bernie Sanders, and Richard Blumenthal
- Recognizing The Behavioral Signs of Elder Abuse
by Tobi Abramson
- What Mental Health Practitioners Need to Know About Elder Abuse
By Robert Blancato
- Three Simple Ways You Can Prevent Elder Financial Abuse
By Shawna Reeves
- Elder Abuse: What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us
By Marie-Therese Connolly
- Helping Dentists to Detect Elder Abuse: A Curriculum Design Project
By Melanie Gironda
Resources Around the Web
Year of Elder Abuse Prevention, Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is sponsoring the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP) to encourage national, state, and local organizations to protect seniors and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Center provides information to policy makers, professionals in the elder justice field, and the public.
NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Elder Justice Dispatch Blog
The blog of the NYC Elder Abuse Center. Through its partners and programs, NYCEAC seeks to prevent abuse, and assists people 60 and over who are abused or at risk of abuse – as well as their family members, friends, caregivers, and witnesses – by helping to improve how professionals, organizations and systems respond to their needs.
The Ageless Alliance connects people of all ages nationwide who stand united for the dignity of older adults and for the elimination of elder abuse.
Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect, UC Irvine
The Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Program in Geriatrics is committed to eliminating the abuse and mistreatment of our community's elders and serves as the U.S. clearinghouse of information on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation for the National Center on Elder Abuse.
Elder Justice Coordinating Council, Administration on Aging
The Elder Justice Act of 2009, as part of the Affordable Care Act, establishes the Elder Justice Coordinating Council to coordinate activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the Federal government.
Elder Justice Now Campaign
The Elder Justice Now Campaign trained elder rights advocates from around the nation on how to use video to put a human face on the issue of elder abuse and sought the passage of the Elder Justice Act in Congress.