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Take advantage of free webcasts, presented by the NCEA, sub-grantees, and allies, designed to educate and bring professionals together to collaborate on targeted issues.

Recent Webinar (2018 to Present)

Elder Abuse in Ppl Living w/Dementia: Prevention, Detection, & Intervention 

June 23, 2021 Elder mistreatment is a common phenomenon in our society, particularly among older adults with cognitive impairment and dementia. Yet there is hope. Using practical clinical and legal tools, we can look for high risk situations and prevent abuse, and we can detect abuse at early stages to stop it from getting worse. In this seminar, conducted by a physician and lawyer with years of practical experience in the field, we will discuss indicators that should raise concern, provide practical tips on when and how to intervene, and pay particular attention to the complicated issue of capacity. Presenters: Laura Mosqueda, MD is the Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse and Charles P. Sabatino, JD, is the Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. (Transcript and Video

Coming Back Strong After COVID-19: Federal Elder Justice Innovations and Resources 

June 9, 2021 Join us for a national conversation and hear from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and our partners at Administration for Community Living (ACL), Elder Justice Initiative at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). (Transcript and Video

How to Reframe Elder Abuse on Social Media 

December 4, 2020 Over the past few years, the NCEA’s Reframing Elder Abuse Project, an initiative to change the way we talk about elder abuse with the public continues to grow in momentum. The project aims to demonstrate how we can restructure our communities to put elder abuse on the public agenda, generate a sense of collective efficacy for the issue, and boost support for systemic solutions to prevent and address it. (Transcript and Video

An Intersectional and Multi-Disciplinary Look at Elder Mistreatment and the African American Community: Sharing New Resources and Strategies for Impact 

October 28, 2020 This webinar will explore the mistreatment of African American elders in the United States and the relationship between structural racism and ongoing inequities on elders. Presenters will discuss available legal supports, services, and resources to prevent and mitigate elder mistreatment within the African American community. (Transcript and Video

In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Elder Abuse Matters sponsored by NCEA 

October 4, 2020 To meet the COVID-19 Pandemic challenge, we will need to adjust our approach on how we address root causes and solutions through our training and educational efforts. We will also need to stress communication amongst our top advocates and partners. Please join us for a dynamic conversation where we will cover the most pressing issues of elder abuse in the time of an unprecedented worldwide pandemic response. (Transcript and Video

Elder Abuse in 2020 

July 22, 2020— Representatives of NCEA will describe a curated collection of tools and resources that have been developed so that professionals, advocates and members of the public can be equipped with the most current tools and knowledge to prevent elder mistreatment. Learn about our partnerships with national resource centers, federal agencies and private funders. Together we can explore the how field priorities have influenced the work of the NCEA and collaborators. (Transcript and Video

Upholding Justice for Older Americans on this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: A National Conversation 

June 15, 2020On this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15, 2020, we are truly finding that elder abuse is a global issue with global solutions. Partners throughout the Federal government are coming together to share their innovations. Join us for a national conversation about prominent elder justice issues, trends and resources available to promote awareness provide support and offer solutions in upholding justice for Older Americans. “Registration is limited but event will be recorded and archived for later viewing” (Transcript and Video

Why Reframe? Understanding the significance of Reframing Aging and Reframing Elder Abuse Webinar 

April 30, 2020— This is a webinar recording from our 4.30.2020 “Why Reframe? Understanding the significance of Reframing Aging and Reframing Elder Abuse” Webinar. The session goes over Reframing Aging, a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society. It also review’s it’s sister project, Reframing Elder Abuse, which aims to demonstrate how we can restructure our communities to put elder abuse on the public agenda, generate a sense of collective responsibility, and boost support for systemic solutions to prevent and address it. (Transcript and Video

Starting a Shelter; Building a Movement: The Critical Role of Shelter in the Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse

Augest 1, 2019—On this webinar, intended for professionals of a variety of disciplines in the elder justice field, Joy Solomon, Esq., Founder, Director and Managing Attorney of the Weinberg Center, and Jessica Hernandez, LCSW, Social Service Supervisor at Adult Protective Services in Sonoma County, California, will discuss the unique role of shelter in a coordinated community response to elder abuse, describe the evolution and growth of their own models, and provide practical tools for bringing shelter to your community..(Transcript and Video)

Stronger Together Elder Justice Tools for WEAAD and Beyond Webinar

June 7, 2019—This historic collaboration featured speakers from Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), Elder Justice Initiative at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Social Security Administration (SSA), Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and showcased innovations highlighting all the latest in-demand tools created by organizations that are committed to providing consumer and professional education, and dedicated to the goal of justice for all.(Transcript and Video)

Lifting Up Voices WEAAD Webinar
June 5, 2019—On June 5, NCALL, the National Center on Elder Abuse, and Terra Nova Films hosted a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019 webinar, which featured the premiere showing of NCALL and Terra Nova Film’s new draft video series, Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors, funded by the  Office for Victims of Crime, This collection of video clips shares the lived experiences and resiliency of a number of older survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and financial exploitation. In addition to revealing the heart and incredible strength of these older survivors, the videos also cast a light on the work that is carried out by advocates and the justice system, throughout the country, to lift up the voices of older survivors and to hold their offenders accountable for their crimes. The webinar also explored how the WEAAD 2019 theme, Lifting Up Voices and other initiatives are raising awareness about older survivors throughout the country. (Transcript and Video)
Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention, Resources from NCEA and n4a
May 3, 2019—We all deserve to live healthy and happy lives that are free from abuse. Yet older people are mistreated more often than we think. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), launched the STEAP (Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention) Initiative to support and enhance the Aging Network’s elder abuse prevention education and outreach activities. This webinar will introduce practical and customizable tools your agency can use to engage and educate your community about the role everyone can play in preventing abuse. (Transcript and Video)
Webinar: Signs of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
January 16, 2019—American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging The mission of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (ABA Commission) is to serve as the collaborative, interdisciplinary leader of the Association’s work to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of aging persons, particularly low-income older adults. Since 1979, the ABA Commission has carried out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.(Transcript and Video)

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Event Archive (2015 and Before)

Funding Available for Elder Abuse Victim Assistance Webinar

December 1, 2015—This webinar (transcript PDF | Adobe Connect audio), a partnership between the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC), National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA), National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and Elder Justice Coalition (EJC) and discusses how one can apply for funding from two federal programs to support victim services for older adults in your community.


  • Julie Schoen, NCEA
  • Risa Breckman, NYCEAC


  • Steve Derene, NAVAA
  • Bonnie Brandl, NCALL
  • Meredith Ponder, EJC
Consumer Voice and the National Center on Elder Abuse Put a STOP to Poor Care Webinar

November 18, 2015—The Consumer Voice, in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse, hosted a Put a STOP to Poor Care webinar (video and presentation | transcript PDF) to help long-term care residents, their family members, and other advocates identify quality care and potential issues. Presenters in the webinar identify indicators of quality care and warning signs of poor care, provide communication tips, and share advocacy strategies to help consumers, family members, and others advocate for individualized care.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day & Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary

May 22, 2015—Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, Julie Schoen facilitated an international webinar event (YouTube video) that delivered a retrospective on a decade of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) accomplishments, reviewed pilot findings from the international The Worldwide Face of Elder Abuse study and provided a lively panel discussion from global experts on the future of WEAAD.

Consumer Voice and the National Center on Elder Abuse Discuss Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment

February 03, 2015—The Consumer Voice, in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse, discusses resident-to-resident mistreatment and how to prevent and respond to these incidents with findings from the first prevalence study (video and slides | brochure PDF). Dr. Karl Pillemer, Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, shared findings, recommendations, and best practices from his research regarding the prevalence of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in nursing facilities. In addition to his findings, the staff at Consumer Voice shared information and resources to better help increase awareness of these incidents and demonstrate how individualized care is critical in preventing and responding to resident-to-resident mistreatment.

Forensic Markers of Elder Abuse and Neglect Webinar

January 12, 2015—Expert Laura Mosqueda, MD, NCEA Co-director, presented a webinar (watch video or view the slides PDF) reviewing the research and clinical findings that help distinguish forensic markers of elder mistreatment that was produced by National Adult Protective Services (NAPSA), National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA).

Ask a Leader Interview with Laura Mosqueda, MD and Public Affairs Host Claudia Shambaugh

December 9, 2014—Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse and expert in the field of elder justice, Laura Mosqueda, MD discusses in this interview (hear the audio) the significance of end of life care planning, and the role of the physician. Dr. Mosqueda provides her insight into the current status of growing older in America, why a geriatrician can be the answer to aging dilemmas and her perspective on Dr. Gawande's new book, Being Mortal.

Elder Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Dementia

May 8, 2014—The ACL Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program hosted a webinar—What We Know and Where We Are Going (FLV, 225MB)—as part of a series focusing on elder abuse and neglect and how it impacts people with dementia and/or their care providers. Expert Laura Mosqueda, MD, NCEA Co-Director, spoke to the audience of professionals regarding indicators, incidence and prevalence, as well as current program models that are addressing elder abuse among people with dementia.

Tips and Tools for Preventing and Responding to Financial Exploitation in Long-Term Care Facilities

March 5, 2014—The Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care hosted this webinar (audio and materials), which included discussions of shared challenges and best practices related to responding to allegations of financial exploitation. Naomi Karp of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) discussed CFPB’s role in the financial protection and education of older adults and shared new resources to increase financial literacy and prevent exploitation. Ann-Maria Beard of the Social Security Administration discussed the Representative Payee Program, providing an overview of the responsibilities and oversight of representative payees and how to support the rights of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries and report suspicion of misuse of benefits by a representative payee. The Consumer Voice introduced new consumer fact sheets regarding the prevention, detection and reporting of financial exploitation in nursing home and assisted living facilities produced for the NCEA.

Elder Abuse Risk Factors: Parts One and Two

August 14, 2013—Georgia Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, LISW and Carol Dayton, MSW, ACSW, LISW and moderator Mary S. Twomey, MSW discuss Elder Abuse Risk Factors. Research on risk factors provides a magnifying glass for skillfully detecting people and situations at high risk for abuse. They aid in early detection and intervention to protect against the occurrence and recurrence of elder abuse. This two-part series was created by NCEA in partnership with National Adult Protective Services Association and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

  • Elder Abuse Risk Factors: Part One (YouTube, 22 min)
  • When we talk about “risk factors of elder abuse,” what do we mean? Why is it important to understand risk factors? What are the key research findings on risk factors, and which are most predictive of abuse?
  • Elder Abuse Risk Factors: Part Two (YouTube, 16min)
  • What key points should workers in the field keep in mind about elder abuse risk factors and protective factors? Looking ahead, which areas related to risk factors most urgently need to be studied next? What are some policy implications of what we know about elder abuse risk factors?
When the Going Gets Tough: Coping for Caregivers

June 19, 2013—National Center on Elder Abuse and Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving have partnered to create and distribute caregiver-friendly resources (audio | slides PDF) that help minimize the risk of abuse and neglect in caregiving situations.

Elder Abuse and AAAs Best Practices and More

May 2, 2013—Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) play a critical role in elder abuse prevention, detection and intervention. Hear the best practices from two AAAs and discover ways in which AAAs can be involved in elder justice efforts. N4A, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, hosted this webinar (audio | slides PDF), featuring Mary Twomey, Mary Lynn Kasunic, and Jane Jones.

Coalition Initiatives to Raise Public Awareness of Elder Abuse

February 27, 2013—Elder justice coalition initiatives can rally the community for increased awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Focusing on creating and sustaining an effective elder justice coalition requires a proactive approach to strategic planning, including identification of key focus areas. This webinar (Adobe Connect audio) can help elder justice coalition members and leaders to analyze their respective communities’ responses to elder abuse and identify ways to effectively implement initiatives to enhance awareness. The National Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse presented this webinar, featuring Dotty J. St. Amand of Lee Elder Abuse Prevention partnership.

Emotional Memory in People with Dementia

December 20, 2012—Aileen Wiglesworth, PhD Dr. Wiglesworth discusses (YouTube video, 10 min) the UC Irvine study exploring: Can people with dementia be reliable witnesses to emotional events in their lives? If so, what characterizes elders with dementia who have reliable memory for emotional events?

Victim Services and Elder Abuse Coalitions: Collaborative Partners and Stakeholders for Strategic Planning

November 8, 2012—The National Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse presented this webinar (Adobe Connect audio), which explores the benefits and positive impact achieved when elder abuse coalitions and aging services begin to collaborate with crime victim services as partners and stakeholders for strategic planning within communities. Guest speaker is Trudy Gregorie of Justice Solutions.

Ending Misuse of Antipsychotic Medications in Long-Term Care

September 6, 2012—The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care hosted a webinar, which included a discussion of the dangers and signs of inappropriate psychotropic drug use, successful alternative person-centered treatments and therapies, resources for more information, and current national and state-level efforts to reduce inappropriate medications. Expert speakers included Mary Evans, MD, Morris Kaplan, JD, NHA, and Claire Curry, JD. To view the PowerPoint slides, Advocacy Toolkit, and more information on this issue, please visit Misuse of Antipsychotics Among Nursing Home Residents.

Elder Abuse in Asian Pacific Islander Communities

August 15, 2012—Ailee Moon, MSW, Ph.D. discusses (watch on YouTube) the growth of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations in the U.S.; the conceptual framework for elder abuse prevention, detection and intervention in API communities; and key factors to consider when working with API families to address elder abuse.

Elder Abuse: Defining This Issue

June 5, 2012—This webinar (listen to the audio) was hosted by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. Mary Twomey, MSW, National Center on Elder Abuse. describes the types and signs of elder abuse and neglect, common characteristics of abusers and people who experience abuse, and how to report suspected abuse and neglect.

Evaluating Elder Abuse Research Studies

March 12, 2012—Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH, discusses:

  • What should you look for in a good research study?
  • How can elder abuse research be applied to practice?
  • What is the difference between incidence and prevalence?
  • What are some future directions in elder abuse research?

The two-part collection of interviews with Dr. Mark Lachs includes:

Elder Justice Act: What It Says, What It Means, and When Will It Be Implemented?

October 26, 2010—The Elder Justice Act (PDF, 117KB), the first comprehensive federal legislation to address elder abuse, was signed into law by President Obama in March, 2010 as part of the health care reform act. This webcast will covers a brief history of the development of the Elder Justice Act; a section-by-section walk through of Act; and an explanation of the implementation process of the Act, including the difference between authorizations and appropriations, a brief explanation of the anticipated timeframe for implementation, and a follow-up Q&A (PDF, 248KB). The webcast is presented by Bill Benson, the NAPSA National Policy Director and the Managing Principal in Health Benefits ABCs, an organization offering health and aging policy, educational, and strategic planning consulting services.

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