NCPEA Membership For 2013
2012 NCPEA Members!
Thank you for your membership and continued support of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in 2012. It is time to renew your membership for 2013 for the year beginning January 1, 2013. NCPEA is a unique organization in the field of elder justice – because you, our members, represent a tremendous range of expertise, experience, professional wisdom, and geographic and organizational diversity. Your issues and knowledge shape this field, your challenges point to things we need to address together by problem solving, sharing models and strategies, and influencing policy. Your continued support is needed to sustain our work.
You may update your membership by mailing in the attached form or renewing online at www.preventelderabuse.org. Your information is already in the system – just go to the MEMBERS tab, log in with your username and password and press RENEW TODAY (a menu item on the top of the page, next to “calendar”). For assistance with your NCPA log-in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are representing an organization, please consider upgrading from an individual to an institutional/organizational level membership, if you have not already done so. We like to acknowledge the involvement of the organizations where our members work – funders and legislators want to know who we represent, and we gain legitimacy by showing our connection to these varied parts of the field. You can also enroll as a coalition level member. Coalition members have an online forum for facilitated dialogue and exchange of materials, receive virtual training on coalition-building, and are automatically listed in the websites of both NCPEA and the National Center on Elder Abuse. Institutional/organizational and coalition members have the opportunity to display and link their website on the NCPEA website and facebook page. You may also choose to upgrade your membership to a Supporter level, with options ranging from $250 - $5,000. Your additional donation would provide critically needed operating funds, and would be gratefully acknowledged in our public communications.
Benefits for all members include quarterly issues of JEAN, The Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect (a $130 value, available in print or electronic format); a 15% discount on products from Terra Nova Films; reduced member rates on NCPEA educational activities and publications; the opportunity to do national work with NCPEA through committees; and access to NCPEA members-only resources, networking, and promotions.
The attached Report to Members: Highlights of NCPEA Work in 2011 tells you about what we have been doing. In brief, last year, we were awarded new grant-funded projects with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) run by the University of California-Irvine, and also with the new National Adult Protective Services Resource Center. We concluded our 2006-2011 NCEA grant work which helped to launch over 50 local elder justice coalitions and built NCEA’s database of laws, legal statutes and promising practices. We also completed a new study on financial exploitation and brochure on elder abuse, funded by MetLife Mature Market Institute.
Your membership dues, donations and personal involvement supported the rest of our work. With your support, we produced four issues of JEAN, co-sponsored three conferences, provided numerous workshops, webinars, publications, online resources and public testimony. We answered hundreds of emails and calls from victims, family and neighbors who were seeking help with active incidents of elder abuse. We continuously supplied expert information for government, researchers and the media. We are grateful for your dues, contributions and participation, which make all this possible. We hope that you recognize that your investment in NCPEA supports results that matter.
We need you! We invite you to renew your membership, participate in NCPEA’s committees, keep yourself informed on current news and trends, and strengthen our collective efforts.
Georgia J. Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW