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Webinars and Podcasts

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.

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Featured Events

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).

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.

Elder Abuse Research for Non-Researchers: Podcasts and Presentations

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?

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?

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:

Other Recent Events (2014 to Present)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Event Archive (2013 and Before)

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.

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.

NCEA in Conversation with the Field

April 18, 2012—NCEA Co-directors Laura Mosqueda, MD and Mary Twomey, MSW hosted a webinar (watch on YouTube) for the field to learn about what the NCEA is up to, invite stakeholders to participate in our World Elder Abuse Awareness Day project, ask questions, and see where you can help.

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.

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.

Webcast: The Brooke Astor Trial: A Case Study in Prosecution of Elder Financial Exploitation

June 17, 2010—In late December, 2009, Anthony Marshall, the only son of the late Brooke Russell Astor, and Francis X. Morrissey, an attorney, were both sentenced to a state prison term of one to three years for defrauding and stealing from the legendary philanthropist. Although the trial involved an extremely high profile victim and the loss of millions of dollars, the case exemplified many aspects typical of elder financial exploitation cases. Because of these similarities, the Astor trial provides a valuable case study for prosecutors and other legal practitioners, APS, and various professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution of elder abuse.

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