Community Collaboration

Instructions: Review each element and check whether or how often it applies, using the scale Always/Yes, Sometimes, Never/No, Need more information.


We are active participants in any elder abuse multidisciplinary team (M-team), interdisciplinary team (I-Team), or case consulting team operating in the community.

We routinely use a variety of methods to build links with and expand our understanding of who lives in our community and who should be involved in the wider response to elder abuse.


Our relationships with APS, domestic abuse and sexual assault service agencies, the aging services network, and senior organizations are characterized by:

  • Strong linkages
  • Frequent communication
  • Cross-training and other joint events or projects

We have links with and a referral process in place to connect elders with other community services, whether or not an arrest has been made.

Systems change

We are linked with and participate in state efforts focused on elder abuse and abuse in later life, including the work of law enforcement associations, state domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, and state coalitions on aging.

We are linked with and participate in national efforts focused on elder abuse and abuse in later life, such as the work of NCALL (National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life), NCEA (National Center on Elder Abuse), FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), and the National Sheriff’s Association.

We participate in any fatality review team for elder abuse cases, including cases involving older adults and domestic violence.

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