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Elder Abuse Prevention Program

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The Department’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program supports programs and services to protect elders from abuse in all its forms – physical, emotional, financial and more. The program is designed to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The program includes training and dissemination of elder abuse prevention materials and funds special projects to provide training and prevention activities.

The Elder Abuse Prevention Program is funded through Title VII of the Older Americans Act and is administered through contracts with Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers.

On October 19, 2012, the Department hosted a national public webinar to educate all interested parties on the strategies for communicating with patients who have Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementias (ADRD). For more information, please click Elder Abuse Prevention Program Resources.

Services and Activities

The program serves anyone in need of information on the signs, symptoms and prevention of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, including information on how to report suspected abuse.

The Elder Abuse Prevention Program provides for public education and outreach to identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Department has developed elder abuse prevention training materials for professionals, the general public (especially elders), law enforcement officers, financial institution employees and case managers. Department staff and Area Agency on Aging coordinators provide training on these modules and disseminate training materials to other professionals for use in their communities.

The Department, in conjunction with other statewide agencies and local communities, supports local Triad Programs.  A Triad Program is a comprehensive crime-prevention program represented by a three-way commitment among law enforcement, seniors and community organizations. The mission of the statewide triad is to strengthen community partnerships in order to reduce crime and the fear of crime among older Floridians.

The Department works with other statewide agencies and local communities to promote the development of triads throughout the state. The program offers a triad fact sheet, a “How to Start a Triad” kit, a “Preventing Home Repair Fraud” tip sheet and brochure, and a “Prevent Identity Theft” brochure.

Outreach Materials

Item Title  Dimensions
(for printing)
English Spanish
Brochure The Power to Prevent Elder Abuse is in Your Hands 8.5 x 14 PDF PDF
Brochure Prevent ID Theft 8.5 x 11 PDF PDF
Brochure Protect Yourself from Home Repair Fraud 8.5 x 14 PDF PDF
Brochure Protect Yourself from Financial Exploitation 8.5 x 11 PDF PDF
Poster The Power to Prevent Elder Abuse is in Your Hands 11 x 17 PDF PDF
Post Card The Power to Prevent Elder Abuse is in Your Hands 8.5 x 5.5 PDF  
Fact Sheet (front/back) Minimize the Risk of Becoming a Victim 8.5 x 11 PDF PDF
Map Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinators 8.5 x 11 PDF  


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