NCPEA - National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Elder Care

The Media

What role does the media play in elder abuse prevention?

The media can shape public perception about the problem, familiarize the public with available resources, educate policy makers about the problem and the need for effective services and policy, and encourage victims to come forward for help. It can also serve as a deterrent by warning perpetrators and potential abusers of the consequences of their actions.

How can the media get involved in elder abuse prevention?

What resources are available to help?

The Elder Abuse Beat: Journalists Speak Out. In nexus, a Publication for NCPEA Affiliates. December 1998.

A variety of resources are available for learning more about elder abuse. The Resources section of this website includes a bibliography on elder abuse and neglect, training resources, and a list of national organizations.