A Statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Effort
Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation are largely hidden, shrouded in secrecy and shame. Older adults are often reluctant to reveal incidents of abuse, particularly when the abuser is a family member. Adding to the problem, many health care, law enforcement, financial and aging service professionals often do not understand or recognize elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. When they do recognize the problem, they often do not know where to turn for help. This coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,900 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Upcoming Professional Training Opportunities
Upstate NY Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan: Monthly financial exploitation webinars
Held the first Wednesday of each month at 10 am for professionals only. Please sign-up for the Coalition E-News (upper right box) to receive information about the monthly webinars.
National Adult Protective Services Conference (NAPSA)
Justice for All: Protecting Vulnerable Adults
August 28 – 30, 2017