"If I take a finger and touch you,
you may feel it.
If I use two, you will know
you have been tapped.
But if I bring together
all of the fingers into a fist,
I can give a mighty blow."
Mary McLeod Bethune
is a coalition?
coalition is a group of individuals, agencies, and/or organizations
that comes together to address social problems or issues.
Coalitions provide their members with opportunities to learn
more about specific issues and engage in collective action
do elder abuse prevention coalitions do?
the field of elder abuse prevention, coalitions have advocated
for new laws or policies, organized public or professional
awareness campaigns, developed plans to improve service
delivery and much more.
can I learn more?
Partnerships: A Guide to Developing Coalitions, Interagency
Agreements, and Teams in the field of Elder Abuse. Goldman
Institute on Aging (1995, 24 pp). For more information and
instructions for how to order, click
your community has an elder abuse coalition or you are interested
in starting one, consider becoming an affiliate of the National
Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Affiliates
benefit from the experiences of other communities across
the U.S. as well as the resources and expertise of NCPEA.
For more information, click