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Answers in Aging
and Abuse

USC’s Center for Elder Justice brings together the wide-range of solutions, research, expertise, and projects aimed to bring awareness to elder mistreatment and abuse.

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY IS JUNE 15TH, 2022!

EXPLORE OUR RECENT PROJECTS

See what experts, researchers, and partners across all schools and departments of the university are doing to eradicate elder abuse.

SOCIAL SERVICES

The Interview for Decisional Abilities (IDA 3.0-CA)

Adult Protective Service (APS) workers assess older adult clients for abuse and neglect and are asked to determine the client’s understanding of the risks they face so they can develop an intervention plan together.

Financial exploitation

Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES)

The Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES) aims to identify factors associated with financial exploitation and well-being among cognitively-intact older adults.

Physical Abuse

Geriatric-Injury Documentation Tool (Geri-IDT)

Standardization in tools and documentation of child abuse and intimate partner violence have proven helpful in completely documenting injuries and suspected abuse among these populations. Similar tools do not yet exist for older adults and elder abuse.

Get Involved

It’s up to all of us to prevent and address elder abuse. Students, academic departments, policy makers, and advocates are encouraged to join us in taking a stand. Learn more about opportunities to participate in research and education to address elder mistreatment.

MEET FOUNDER JUDITH D. TAMKIN

Judith D. Tamkin’s dedication to philanthropy is what keeps the Center for Elder Justice alive. Her contributions have allowed the Center to continue to make significant impacts on disseminating research findings, improving policy, and inspiring young researchers to face elder abuse head-on.

Upcoming Event

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th!

 The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Key Partners

Collaboration and partnership with core departments at the University of Southern California is what allows us to continue to grow and expand our research.