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IMPORTANT: The NCEA is not a reporting or investigatory agency, and cannot intervene directly in cases of suspected elder abuse. If you have a reasonable suspicion that abuse or neglect has been or is being committed, contact the appropriate authority referenced here. If the situation is serious, threatening, or dangerous, call 911 or the local police for immediate help.

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Office Hours
8:30 am–5 pm (PT), Monday–Friday


Assistance is available in Spanish, Korean, and Chinese
For help in additional languages, contact Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.


National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22, Building A-6
Alhambra, CA 91803

The NCEA Elder Abuse Listserv

The goal of the Listserv is to provide a forum for professionals who have a scholarly and/or professional interest in an area of elder mistreatment, neglect, and exploitation. Subscribers may either share or solicit pertinent news, events, and opportunities relevant to topic areas.

Subscription to the Listserv is restricted to the following list of individuals so that subscribers will have a secure environment for free and open discourse: Adult protective services practitioners and administrators; Aging services providers and administrators; Doctoral candidates*; Educators Fellows*; Graduate students* Health professionals Interns*; Judges Lawyers; Law enforcement officers Prosecutors; Policymakers; Researchers

Appropriate professional etiquette in Listserv messages is expected of all subscribers who must adhere to the following rules and guidelines (items in quotations are from L-Soft international, Inc. February 24, 2006. List Owner's Manual for LISTSERV®, version 14.5):  “Because the listserv is sponsored by the federal government, it cannot be used to lobby for or against legislation. Please contact the listserv manager if you are unsure whether a message you wish to post could be considered lobbying. The listserv may not be used to either advertise or make inquiries to professionals for internships and career opportunities. The listserv is not intended to be a source of training; however, questions about available training resources are appropriate for posting to the list. Please be clear and concise in messages, and limit messages to those which can reasonably be considered to add value to the discussion. Please keep in mind that the list is a "closed" list to subscribers only. Be mindful that sensitive information may be contained in messages and that it may not be appropriate to forward messages that contain identifiable information to people not subscribed to the Elder Abuse listserv. In addition, please remember that subscribers do have the ability to forward messages to people beyond the listserv, so exercise caution when sharing personally identifiable information. If someone has sent a private message to you, and not to the entire list, please do not post the private mail to the list. Discussions will often result in disagreements. Rebuttals to another person's opinions or beliefs should always be made in a rational, logical and mature manner, whether they are made publicly or privately. Subscribers should refrain from abusive or derogatory language that might be considered questionable. Unsolicited advertising and chain letters are generally contrary to appropriate use policies.”


Please feel free to send feedback and suggestions, as well as questions or concerns, to the listserv managers.

To subscribe to the Listserv, please email us. Be sure to include your name, title, and email address in the email message. Important! Because membership to the Listserv is restricted, you must also provide the following information in the email message:


  • Your profession
  • Employer's organizational name
  • City and state
  • A statement of your interest or expertise in elder abuse or adult protective services


Your information will be transmitted to the listserv manager for review. If the information is missing, the listserv manager will need to contact you, which will delay your subscription. Upon approval of your request, the listserv manager will add you to the listserv and you will receive a "Welcome" message indicating you have been added.


Please allow 5 business days for your information to be reviewed and added to the listserv. If you have not received an update on the status of your request to join the listserv within 5 business days, please email the listserv managers.

The NCEA Connection

The NCEA Connection newsletter includes information on new research, upcoming webinars, policy issues, and training opportunities. The NCEA Connection is available to anyone who is interested in elder justice issues. Subscribe to the NCEA Connection by filling out the form HERE. Be sure to include your email address, and your city and state in the message. To unsubscribe, please send us an email.

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Last Modified: 04/23/2024