GET INVOLVED! Join a NCPEA Committee! Lend your expertise and talents to national, multi-disciplinary work on elder abuse prevention and intervention. Here is a list of committees:
PROGRAM & EDUCATION COMMITTEE produces innovative public and professional education programs on elder abuse prevention and intervention; designs curricula; presents training workshops, conferences, and special initiatives for NCPEA and collaboration partners. Current work includes creating training events with ground-breaking research, video, and interdisciplinary best practices.
Contact: Lori Delagrammatikas, Committee Chair
FINANCE & FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ** develops NCPEA fiscal policies, budgets, procedures, and regulations; provides fiscal oversight, and works with the Fundraising Committee to coordinate budgeting with development plans.
Contact: Bettye Mitchell, Committee Chair
BOARD & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE focuses on sustaining and building NCPEA's membership, and holding an annual membership meeting. The committee also handles decisions pertaining to NCPEA's Board of Directors, such as the nomination of new members. Current projects include developing additional membership benefits and resources and creating new ways for NCPEA to collaborate with and support its members. Contact: Mary Lynn Kasunic, Committee Chair
THE JOURNAL OF ELDER ABUSE & NEGLECT is devoted to the study of the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of the mistreatment of older people. It is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive source of information on elder abuse and neglect. Intended for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of aging, health, mental health, social services, adult protective services, domestic violence, law, and criminal justice, it provides a forum for the discussion of program development, policy initiatives, personal commentary, and scientific investigation about elder abuse and neglect. Subscriptions to JEAN are available free of charge to NCPEA members. Editor: Karen Stein, Ph.D Associate Editor: Sharon Merriman-Nai, M.C.
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE addresses public policy initiatives and legislation; conducts advocacy and research; and promotes national, state, and local coalition building. Currently projects include tracking the progress of the implementation and funding of the Elder Justice Act, and advocating on behalf of other elder abuse/justice legislation pending in Congress.
Contact: Patricia Brownell, PhD, MSW, Committee Chair
Phone: 212 636-6778
NCPEA/NAPSA RESEARCH COMMITTEE* is a joint effort with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) with the goal of promoting research in the areas of adult and elder mistreatment, and supporting APS agencies' use of research to inform and strengthen practice. Committee activities include: providing guidance on data collection, data analysis and other research activities of NAPSA and/or NCPEA, initiating new research activities and producing a Research-to-Practice Quarterly webinar series hosted by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD). Contact: Paula Mixson, LMSW-AP, Committee Co-Chair Email: email@example.com Phone: 512-663-4540
* ad hoc committees
** open to NCPEA board members only