Elder Abuse- Training Resources and Tools

Source: National Criminal Justice Reference Service



With support from BJA, the National Center for State Courts established the Center for Elders and the Courts and produced the following resources:

Additionally, BJA supported the production of the following resource by the American Bar Association:

Developing an Elder Abuse Case Review Multidisciplinary Team in Your CommunityWith support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the goal of this Elder Justice Initiative guide is to encourage and facilitate the development and growth of elder abuse case review Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs). The guide contains information about MDT structures and functions, along with common issues with which a team will need to grapple in developing a case review MDT.Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement (EAGLE)Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, EAGLE is a national web module designed to support officers in identifying, intervening, and resolving cases of elder abuse. View the EAGLE Demo video to learn more.Multidisciplinary Team Technical Assistance Center (MDT TAC)The mission of the Elder Justice Initiative’s MDT TAC is to provide tools, resource materials, and individualized consultations to facilitate the expansion of elder abuse case review MDTs across the nation.Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment CurriculumDeveloped with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, the goal of this course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment. This course prepares nurses to integrate nursing and forensic sciences into the care of vulnerable older adults who have been mistreated or are at high risk for mistreatment by trusted others.Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)The mission of OVC TTAC is to bridge the gap among knowledge, experience, and victim assistance practice to help the victim assistance field successfully meet the challenges of an increasingly complex service delivery environment. OVC TTAC offers both online and onsite training and technical assistance opportunities, including the following:

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Library & Multimedia – Elder Abuse video messageThe Elder Abuse section of OVC’s Library & Multimedia page provides access to the following resources:

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)OVC’s VTT helps organizations and agencies address work-related exposure to trauma and the impact it may have. The VTT captures information and tools for those in specific fields, such as victim services, EMS, and law enforcement, and offers a compendium of resources.Prosecuting Elder Abuse and Neglect: Critical Elements of a Successful Elder Abuse or Neglect Prosecution video messageMade available through the Elder Justice Initiative, this video series covers many of the critical elements of investigating and prosecuting cases or elder abuse or neglect.Prosecutors Curriculum on Elder AbuseSupported by Office on Violence Against Women funding as part of the New York City Elder Abuse Training Project, this manual is designed to prepare instructors to present seminars and courses to prosecutors covering several topics relevant to elder abuse prosecution.Training Resources on Elder Abuse (TREA)A collaboration between the National Center on Elder Abuse and the University of Southern California Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, the TREA site provides access to a searchable training database, live conferences and trainings, a video library, and additional resources.U.S. Department of Justice: Elder Justice InitiativeThis site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation’s older adults.


Link: Elder Abuse- Training Resources and Tools

Topics: Domestic Violence in Later Life, Financial Abuse, Legal, Overview/General

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Legal/Law Enforcement, Multidisciplinary, Social Services

Level: Advanced