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Given the complexity of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation cases, collaboration among various professionals is crucial.  Collaboration can occur in a number of ways.  In some instances, professionals informally discuss and work on specific cases, public awareness campaigns, prevention strategies, or cross-training.  These professionals work together without formal meetings or a structured agenda.

In other instances, professionals schedule regular meetings to come together formally for a specific purpose or goals.  Depending on the community and team, the focus and activities may be on specific cases or systems change.  Examples of elder abuse teams include: