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Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention

Use our FREE and ready-to-use materials to engage and educate your community about the role everyone can play in preventing elder abuse. The STEAP Initiative was launched by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), in an effort to educate and empower communities to create a sturdy structure of support to notice, report, and prevent abuse. The centerpiece of this Initiative is a Toolkit with practical and customizable elder abuse education and outreach resources, including:

Download and customize your tools HERE!

Customize these tools by adding your logo, contact information, and local elder abuse reporting numbers (Instructions)! 

Through this Initiative, NCEA and n4a will make a concerted effort to connect with agencies and programs at the local level, while strengthening connections with states, to expand public awareness on this multi-faceted issue. The STEAP Initiative Toolkit has been designed to be updated and improved as information, resources, and requests for those expand. NCEA welcomes feedback and suggestions on resources which could be included. Contact Us and let us know what we can do for you.

To submit an inquiry, please contact the National Center on Elder Abuse. Call 855-500-3537 or email ncea-info@aoa.hhs.gov.

5 Things the Aging Network Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

Generate awareness, foster action, and build solutions to end elder abuse!

  1. Work with community partners to recognize June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and use this outreach calendar to continue this work throughout the year.
  2. Collaborate with community partners to identify community needs and solutions to reduce risk factors tied to elder abuse.
  3. Serve on an Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team or start a Financial Abuse Specialist Team using Older Americans Act Title VII Elder Abuse or Title III Program Development and Program Coordination funds. Provide free space for the team to meet.
  4. Join statewide or national elder justice groups at www.elderjusticecoalition.com.
  5. Stay connected with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to stay abreast of the latest information and resources to help protect our communities from elder abuse.

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.