Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention, Resources from NCEA and n4a

Elder abuse can occur anywhere, including at home and in care settings, and can impact anyone. However, people with dementia are especially at risk because their condition may prevent them from reporting or recognizing abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), launched the STEAP (Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention) Initiative to support and enhance the Aging Network's elder abuse prevention education and outreach activities. The results of a poll distributed to all Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American aging programs sought information about their knowledge of existing elder abuse education and outreach resources—and any gaps that may exist.Survey respondents indicated their greatest need for further information and resources was the topic of dementia and elder abuse. Check out this joint webinar which introduced customizable tools that can be used in communities around the county to engage and educate communities about the role everyone can play in preventing abuse. Go here to review, download and customize these resources.