Answers in Aging
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!
EXPLORE OUR RECENT PROJECTS
See what experts, researchers, and partners across all schools and departments of the university are doing to eradicate elder abuse.
R61 WELLNESS ENGAGEMENT FOR CAREGIVERS – ASSESSING RISK TO ELDERS
This study focuses on the development and implementation of a risk assessment screen and an intervention in primary care settings. We focus on family care partners/caregivers, understanding there are times when their ability to appropriately care for a PLWD begins to be exceeded and that catching this dynamic before EM occurs is our goal in primary prevention.
Finance, Cognition, and Default Network in Aging (FCDNA)
The overall goal of this study is to examine characteristics of financial decision making in older age in relation to possible markers of cognitive decline, change in behavioral economic preferences, and brain imaging measures.
THE ELDER ABUSE CURRICULUM FOR MEDICAL RESIDENTS AND GERIATRIC FELLOWS
Researchers developed an Elder Abuse Curriculum comprised of five asynchronous modules, and one faculty facilitate module. The engaging, interactive curriculum is flexibly adapted to residency and fellowship programs and available at no charge.
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.
Remembering JUDITH D. TAMKIN
The National Center on Elder Abuse honors philanthropist Judith D. Tamkin who passed away on February 16th at the age of 92. Mrs. Tamkin was a staunch supporter of elder justice who had a profound and enduring impact on the field.
Her endowed gift supporting the biennial Tamkin International Symposia on Elder Abuse, the preeminent convening of elder abuse researchers, practitioners, and advocates, provides a forum for the exchange of critical ideas and novel practices within the field. Launched in 2015 with a gift from Mrs. Tamkin, the Symposia have inspired innovations, collaborations, and national policy. The Tamkin Scholars’ Award, which enables promising young scholars to attend the Symposia, has fueled the careers of numerous graduate students who have grown into acclaimed researchers. Mrs. Tamkin’s contributions have also supported the USC Center for Elder Justice, delivering critical information and resources to professionals and the public regarding elder mistreatment.
As Mrs. Tamkin’s generosity continues to propel the field and inspire innovation, her life, legacy, and passion for elder justice will always be remembered with gratitude by her friends at USC.
NCEA x LACRC November Caregiving Webinar
Join the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC) at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology of USC with an esteemed panel of journalists, caregivers, and practitioners for a panel discussion to celebrate National Family Caregivers Month.
Gain insights from acclaimed journalists and caregivers who are amplifying the voices and experiences of caregivers, discover how practitioners can better integrate culturally sensitive and responsive approaches to support caregivers, and learn how to recognize signs of elder mistreatment and ways to embrace the opportunities and challenges in caregiving relationships.
A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. Closed captioning will be available during the webinar.
Collaboration and partnership with core departments at the University of Southern California is what allows us to continue to grow and expand our research.