role do researchers play in elder abuse prevention?
can provide vital information and insight into abuse and
the effectiveness of services and interventions. They can:
risk factors, causes, and indicators of abuse
programs, services, and interventions
expert testimony in legal proceedings and legislative
can researchers get involved in elder abuse prevention?
with service providers to identify critical informational
needs that will guide their practice. The National Center
on Elder Abuse, in collaboration with NCPEA and the National
Association of Adult Protective Service Administrators
(NAAPSA), compiled a "research agenda" (click
here to view) of topics that hold promise for
advancing the field of abuse prevention. It includes the
nature and scope of elder abuse
promising practices and approaches to service delivery
with experts from related disciplines (e.g. domestic violence)
to build upon each other's work and assess its applicability
to the elderly.
resources are available to help?
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse's (NCPEA)
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect is the nation's oldest
and most comprehensive source of information on research
and practice in the field of elder abuse prevention. It
targets practitioners, researchers, educators, administrators,
and policy makers, and is available free of charge to NCPEA
members. For more information, click
F.M. (1999). Elder abuse in the family: An interdisciplinary
model for research. New York: Springer