NCPEA - National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Elder Care

Training Resources

Institutional Abuse Training Resources (1998). National Association of State Units on Aging. Annotated bibliography of elder abuse training resources (including videos and training manuals) relevant to professionals and paraprofessionals working in institutional settings. For information on how to order, click here (you will leave this website).

A Model Intervention for Elder Abuse and Dementia. This curriculum, which was developed as a collaboration between five organizations in Ohio, was designed for workers in the field of adult protective services and the personnel with the Alzheimer's Association. It contains referral protocols to improved communication and promote cooperation in providing services for persons with dementia who are believed to be abused or at risk for elder abuse. It also contains assessments guides for use by Alzheimer's Association employees to assist them identify individuals and families at risk for abuse and screening tools that are helpful to APS workers in identifying functional limitations, cognitive impairments, depression and problem behavior. A self-assessment tool for helping caregivers assess their risk for becoming abusive is also included.

For more information, contact:  
The Benjamin Rose Institute  
850 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1100  
Cleveland OH 44114

Abuser Chemical Dependency: Key Barriers to Effective Elder Abuse Interventions. This training curriculum was produced by the Bureau of Elder Rights-Division of Older American Services in Illinois. Intended for professionals who work in the field of elder abuse, it includes a trainers guidebook and caseworker handbook.

For more information, contact:  
Illinois Bureau of Elder Rights--Division of Older American Services  
421 E. Capitol Ave.#100  
Springfield Ill 62701-1789  
Phone: (217)785-3386

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly. Produced by the Geriatric and Gerontology Education and Research Program. University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Law. 1992. This educational package was developed by Diane Hoffman, J.D. University of Maryland School of Law, and Patricia Powers, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Social Work. It includes a 26 minute video which provides a dramatized case example and interviews with individuals who have been victims of financial exploitation, a background paper, and a comprehensive listing of written resource materials.

For more information, contact:  
The University of Maryland at Baltimore  
G-Gear Program  
511 W. Lombard Street, 6th Floor  
Baltimore, Maryland 21201  
Phone: (502) 564-7043

Problems With Money Management Clinical Protocol Series for Care Managers. (1995). Produced by the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging, this publication is part of a series of Clinical Protocols for Care Managers. Each module comes with a companion 8-minute video. Problems with Money Management describes the range of money management options from assistance with bill paying to long-range financial planning. The in-depth training booklet describes interventions to assist with money management tasks, mechanisms for providing for surrogate decision making, decision trees, discussion questions, and case examples.

For more information, contact:  
The Philadelphia Corporatiofor Aging  
Action Duplication  
555 North Lane, Suite 5075  
Conshohocken, PA 19428  
Phone: (215) 765-9000

Elder Abuse Training Priorities: Targets, Opportunities, and Strategies: Highlights of a National Survey and Recommendations of Two Expert Panels (1993, 130 pp). Results and recommendations resulting from a survey of 101 elder abuse and legal services professionals and 166 "related professionals" such as physicians, law enforcement officers, and bankers) of their elder abuse training needs. For more information, cont

Pritchard, J. (1995). Working with elder abuse: A training manual for home care, residential and day care staff. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Publishers).

Pritchard, J. (1995). The abuse of older people: A training manual for detection and prevention (2nd edition). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Just to Have a Peaceful Life Video (10 minutes).This video tells the story of Pat, an older woman, who has been married to a physically and emotionally abusive husband for over 45 years. The video is an excellent training tool for illustrating the relationship between elder abuse and domestic violence.

For more information contact:  
Terra Nova Films, Inc.  
9848 S. Winchester Avenue  
Chicago, IL 60643  
Phone: (773) 881-8491 or (800) 779-8491

Domestic Violence and the Elderly: a Cross Training Curriculum in Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence. (1998, 18 minutes). $15.00 This is a training curriculum for service providers in both aging and domestic violence to train them on issues around older battered women. It includes basic information on domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and aging. While this curriculum was developed for the San Francisco community, it can be easily adapted for other communities.

Elder Abuse Video Resources: A Guide for Training and Education (1995, 107 pp). This guide is a resource for staff training and public education on elder abuse. It provides a listing of videos reviewed by Center staff up to Spring of 1995. The descriptions contain a summary of the content, suggested target audience(s), format, length, price and information about where and how to obtain the video.

Elder Abuse And Neglect In The Family: A Videotape Series. National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. This three-part videotape training series, produced by Intersection Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts as part of Project IDEA, a U.S. Administration on Aging funded project, was the first prize winner in The Retirement Research Foundation's national media awards.