Current Projects

  • Forensic Markers of Physical Elder Abuse

    The Forensic Markers of Physical Elder Abuse project has clinicians performing forensic examinations of both non-abused older adults and older adults referred to APS for physical abuse, to compare the injuries visible in each group. Results from these examinations have been reviewed...

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  • Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team/EAFC Project

    Please see the MDT Project page for more information. Contact: elderMDT@usc.edu...

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  • Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center

    The Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center has been in operation for 11 years providing interagency collaboration to help resolve complex cases of alleged elder abuse in LA County. Members include representatives from Adult Protective Services, Keck School of Medicine, USC...

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  • Abuse Intervention/Prevention Model (AIM)

    The Abuse Intervention/ Prevention Model (AIM) Project introduces and tests a model that integrates the multiple factors associated with risk for elder abuse and neglect in adults with dementia and their caregivers. The objectives are to (1) develop and implement an assessment...

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  • Archstone Caregiver Grant: “When the Going Gets Tough: Educating Caregivers”

    The Archstone Caregiver Grant: “When the Going Gets Tough: Educating Caregivers" focuses on developing educational materials for family caregivers of persons with dementia about the risks of elder abuse and neglect. By gathering input directly from English and Spanish speaking caregivers of...

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  • Doc Doc

    The goal of the “Doc Doc” project, currently in the beginning stages, is to develop a practical documentation tool for clinicians who examine elders with suspicious injuries. The tool will support investigation and, if appropriate, prosecution of elder abuse/neglect. This project is...

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  • Frameworks

    The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), situated within the USC Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics is partnering with the FrameWorks Institute to develop and devise a new communication strategy to shift public perception concerning the issue of elder abuse. The...

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  • USC-LAC Training a Workforce in Interprofessional Geriatrics

    The growing population of older adults coupled with a shortage of a well-trained health care workforce for this population’s needs, requires innovative models for delivering care and plans to improve training to create a geriatric competent primary care workforce. USC-LAC Training a...

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.