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Detection of Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services: Recognizing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Topics include Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, Risk Factors, and Prevention. Contact information is speciic to Maine. From State of Maine, Aging & Disabilities Service.

Barriers to Detecting Abuse of Older People
Types of reasons include why the reasons may not be reported, why the older person may be reluctant to discuss the abuse, and why others may be reluctant to report the abuse. From Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS).

Elder Abuse
Topics include Elder Abuse Basics, which includeds Definitons and Types, Jursidiction & Case Types, Elder Abuse Laws: Key Issues, which includes Evidence of Possible Elder Abuse, Capacity Consent & Undue Influence, Reporters' Obligation; Assessment Resources & Coordination, which includes Interagency Coordination, and Assessment Resources: and Standards/Model Programs, whcih includes Toolkits for Prosecutors & Courts, ABA State Court Guidelines; and Model Courts & Programs. From The Center for Elders and the Courts.

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Faith Based Organizations

CCF Tools Capacity Building Toolkits for Faith-based and Community Organizations
"This page provides tools and resources for nonprofits and intermediary organizations engaged in capacity building." From the office of Community Services, US Health & Human Services.

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." Includes a 76 page toolkit Partnerships for the Comon Good.

Resources for Faith Based and Community Organizations
Contains four PDFs about influenza for organizations to share with their communities. Available in English and Spanish. From the CDC.

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Firefighters

Fire and the Older Adult
This 60 page booklet from the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Data Center covers Trends & Characteristics, Risk Factors, Long Term Care Facilities, Risk of Fire Fatality, Residential Fires and Older Adults and Fire Education and Prevention.

USFA Fire Safety of Older Adults
Provides public service videos and handouts on fire safety for older adults. From the U.S. Fire Adminiatration.

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First Responders

Dealing with Disabilities: Tips for First Responders Responders (Office of Disability)
Provides tips for responding to emergency situations for seniors, individuals with service animals, mobility impairments, vision and hearing impairments, and cognitive disabilities. From the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disabilities.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First AID
A course designed to help communities better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Check "Find a Course Near You" for courses taught in Wyoming. Also under "In Your Community" is information on Rural Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aid--Australia
Of special interest in this site are the guidelines and free downloads.

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Police

Physical and Emotional Abuse of the Elderly
Guide No. 71 from Problem-Oriented Policing, This guide begins by describing the problem of elder physical and psychological abuse and reviewing factors that increase its risks. It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local elder abuse problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice.

Financial Crimes Against the Elderly
Guide No. 20 from Problem-Oriented Policing addresses aspects of financial crimes against the elderly.

Strategy: Crime Prevention Services for the Elderly
"Strategy Crime prevention and victim services help address the special vulnerability to crime and violence of some elderly people." From the National Crime Preventon Council.

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Respite Care

Respite Care
Topics include Using Respite Care, Types of Respite Care, and Overcoming Concerns. From Caregiver Center, Alzheimer's Association

Wyoming State Information on Respite Providers and Programs
From ARCH National Respite Network, this site gives information on finding providers and programs, and funding.

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