Multidisciplinary Team Resources

Multidisciplinary Team Resources

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Resources for Elder Justice Professionals

The Department of Justice is committed to investing in resources for professionals to optimize their response to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.  Below, browse through the resources developed specifically for elder justice professionals.

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STAGES Curriculum

STAGES (Strategies and Training to Advance Greater Elder Safety) curriculum to educate teams of judicial, justice and community professionals about financial exploitation and elder abuse.

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Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors Videos and Discussion Guides

A collection of 9 training videos (15 min. appox.) featuring the voices of older survivors describing their experiences and insights regarding effective interventions. A discussion guide accompanies each video. 

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Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: A Replication Manual (Update)

The updated Replication Manual builds on the foundational 2007 Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams Manual by enhancing and evaluating the capacity of these teams to improve systems.

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Elder Justice Advocates Curriculum

Curriculum to transition victim advocates/victim assistance staff to elder justice advocates. 

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Elder Law Risk Detector

Online tool in which civil legal professionals ask clients a few questions and a risk level indicator for financial exploitation is returned that then allows professionals to more accurately assess the client’s situation.  

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Training and Videos

Financial exploitation investigation training for adult protective services; power of attorney training for professionals and for the general public; and a series of four videos sharing older victims’ experiences (one in Spanish and one in Navajo).

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National Referral System

A national referral system based on a community-level referral model used in Michigan for victimized and vulnerable older adults.

Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team Quick Start Guide


Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team Quick Start Guide

The MDT Quick Start Guide highlights the most important steps needed to start an MDT in your area and provides links to the corresponding subject matter in our MDT Guide and Toolkit. 

Disclaimer: These projects were supported by cooperative agreements from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in these  grant deliverables on this resource pages are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice.

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