As the leaves of autumn bare their vibrant hues and the breezes of fall whirl into the gusts of winter, we embrace this time of transition with a bounty of exciting updates. We expect these innovative resources, tools, and trainings will keep you informed and engaged through this transformative season.
Practice Proficiencies: Enhancing resources and tools
This month, the NCEA released three topical fact sheets in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA): Six Ways to Care for Yourself when Caring for Someone with Dementia, Emotional Abuse, and Neglect. The sheets provide relevant tips, tools and contact referrals in an easily comprehensible format, and are available in seven languages, Vietnamese, Tagalog,
Samoan, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English. Please visit our website to download
With opioid addiction increasing at an alarming rate nationwide, The Keck School of Medicine of USC, through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, developed a must-read information sheet about the consumption and overuse of opioids: What I Should Know About Opioid Pain Medication. Among
other details, the two-sided tool lists common opioids, their intended purpose, side effects, potential risks, danger signs, and non-prescription alternatives to the common pain medication. The sheet is available in English and Spanish.
Our successful STEAP (Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention)
Initiative, designed with n4a, has disseminated a survey to evaluate the STEAP Toolkit. If you haven’t already done so, please take this brief Evaluative Survey to help us continue to deliver best practice resources to our networks and constituents!
Policy Matters: Gaining Perspective with Recent Updates
Our semiannual Elder Justice Policy Highlights for the period March 2019 through August 2019, compiled with Ageless Alliance, features
legislative activity relating to older adults, elder services and abuse. Information regarding the highlighted federal and state measures was culled from the NCEA Listserv and independent websites.
Research Reviews: Delivering the data and findings
The NCEA’s Elder Abuse Annual Research Compilation has arrived! Referencing the latest primary and secondary literature in the field during the 2018-2019 calendar year, the review provides citations to articles across domains, including: 1. Financial, physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and
neglect, 2. Women and abuse, 3. Long-term care, 4. Elder abuse detection, 5. Policy and intervention, 6. Cognition and capacity; and 7. Mental and emotional health.
With its over 25-year, $16 million investment in the field of elder mistreatment, Archstone Foundation has been at the forefront of funding direct service programs, demonstration projects and applied research studies. The Foundation’s impact has been unparalleled and unprecedented, as documented in The Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative Report, prepared by
the Keck School of Medicine of USC and commissioned by the Foundation. Read the Report to find out about Archstone Foundation’s legacy in the field, including its role in the development of forensic centers and multidisciplinary teams, and its continuing influence as a leader in the arena.
Google Forum: Community Educators and Advocates
Join the recently launched Google Group for Elder Abuse Community Educators! A joint venture between the NCEA, the San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services and the ElderSAFE Team at Charles E. Smith Life Communities, the group offers a forum to engage in dialogue, exchange resources, and share best practices to enhance our elder abuse outreach and education activities. To subscribe to
the Google Group for Elder Abuse Community Educators, please e-mail [email protected]
Training on the Frontlines: Educating Officers on Elder
The Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement (EAGLE) has expanded its prolific resources by adding a curriculum to its toolkit. Developed by National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the exciting EAGLE Training Curriculum is an on-line webinar for law enforcement officers that can be taken for 1-hour Police Officer Standardized Training (POST) course credit. Look for the webinar to land on the
EAGLE website in November! To request a three-hour in-person training for your local police department or sheriff’s office, please e-mail [email protected]
On the Calendar: Webinars
November 13, 2019: The Justice Clearinghouse and the NCEA will jointly present a webinar on How to Talk About Elder Abuse on November 13, 2019. To learn more about the evidence-based communications strategy that reframes the public dialogue on elder abuse and the upcoming webinar, please contact [email protected]
Save the Date in 2020: Research and Practice
The biannual Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse will be held
next February 28-29, 2020 at the Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, California. The theme of next year’s acclaimed convening is Linking Research to Practice. Thought leaders across the field will lead presentations and panel discussions on the pressing issues in elder mistreatment. For reservation and additional information about the Symposium, please visit our website.