Multi-stakeholder involvement is crucial in addressing the unique needs of older survivors and preventing elder abuse and abuse in later life. The documents included in this section offer information on elder abuse and abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking prevention and response by stakeholders.
The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life webpage has a “get help” section designed to provide information for individuals who are being harmed or know an older adult who is being abused, neglected or exploited.
The Pocket Doc, available for purchase from the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect (University of California, Irvine) and the Program in Geriatrics (UC Irvine School of Medicine) is designed to be helpful to professionals in the fields of social work, law, and law enforcement who combat elder abuse. This sturdy spiral-bound book is a guide to common geriatric disorders and medications.
State Resources: The National Adult Protective Services Association offers access to state Adult Protective Service agencies via their online map.
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging to connect individuals and agencies to services for older adults and their families. They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116
The Special Collection, Domestic Violence and Religion outlines how faith leaders from many different spiritual communities can become effective allies in the prevention and intervention of domestic violence in their communities
Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse
The Ageless Alliance is a grassroots movement that brings organizations, communities and individuals together to take action-oriented steps in preventing and responding to elder abuse.
A Social Worker’s Role in Elder Abuse Cases: Reporting, Holistic Assessment and Resources