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Detection of Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services: Recognizing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
The state of Maine Aging & Disability Services provides topics on Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, Risk Factors, and Prevention. Contact information is specific to the state of Maine.

Elder Abuse
The Center for Elders and the Courts includes topics on Elder Abuse Basics, Key Issues, Assessment Resources and Coordination, and Programs and Guidelines.

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Faith Based Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides tools and resources for nonprofits and intermediary organizations engaged in capacity building.

Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships works to build bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to better serve Americans in need. The office advances this work through centers in various federal agencies.

Resources for Faith Based and Community Organizations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides PDFs about influenza for organizations to share with their communities. Click Here to be directed to these resources in Spanish.

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Firefighters

Fire and the Older Adult (PDF)
The U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Data Center provides a PDF of Fire and the Older Adult topics include Fire Risk Factors to Older Adults, Risk of Fire Fatality, Residential Fires and Older Adults, and Fire Education and Prevention.

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First Responders

Dealing with Disabilities: Tips for First Responders
The Center for Development and Disability provides tips for responding to emergency situations for seniors, people with service animals, people with mobility impairments, people with autism, people with vision and hearing impairments, people with cognitive disabilities, people with multiple chemical sensitives, and people who are mentally ill.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First AID USA
A course designed to help communities better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Check Take a Course for courses taught in Wyoming.

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Mental Health First Aid Australia provides information about the program, along with face-to-face and blended courses in mental health first aid training.

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Police

Physical and Emotional Abuse of the Elderly
The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing describes The Problem of Elder Physical and Emotional Abuse, Laws Relating to Elder Physical and Emotional Abuse, Harms Caused by Elder Physical and Emotional Abuse, and Factors Contributing to Elder Physical and Emotional Abuse.

Financial Crimes Against the Elderly
The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing describes the problem of financial crimes against the elderly, related problems, and contributing factors in Guide No. 20.

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Respite Care

Respite Care
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Center discusses Using Respite Care, Types of Respite Care, and Overcoming Concerns.

Wyoming State Information on Respite Providers or Programs
The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center provides information on Finding Respite Providers or Programs, Respite Funding and Eligibility, and Additional Resources.

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