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Training Materials

Training professionals about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation can enhance victim safety and offender accountability.  Although the number of reported elder abuse cases grows each year, currently too few professionals receive training on how to recognize or effectively respond to elder abuse cases.

The Office on Violence Against Women Abuse in Later Life program (OVW) provides funding for communities to train law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel, and victim service providers.  Grantees are also required to participate in cross-training events to enhance a coordinated community response.  NCALL is the technical assistance provider for the OVW Abuse in Later Life program.  For more information on the Office on Violence Against Women Abuse in Later Life grant program, please visit the Office on Violence Against Women Abuse in Later Life program (OVW) page or contact NCALL staff.

NCALL has trained thousands of professionals throughout the country. NCALL has coauthored or assisted in the creation of eight national model curricula.  Our staff has also partnered with Terra Nova Films to create two DVDs and training guides highlighting the voices of older survivors. To request an NCALL speaker or consultant for a conference, training or workshop, contact NCALL staff.


Resource Materials

Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates (2016)  – Since 1999, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) have responded to questions from advocates on how to tailor victim services to better meet the needs of older adults. As part of our shared mission to enhance the safety and quality of life of victims across the lifespan, NCALL and OVW created Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates. This summary report describes seven guiding principles with minimum guidelines and practical strategies for advocates to consider when working with older survivors. Hyperlinks to 34 video segments of experts discussing key content are interspersed throughout the document. To download this resource with captioned videos, please click this link. To download this resource with visually described videos, please use this link.  


2016 NCALL/ABA Webinars

Abuse in Later Life: A Webinar Series for Civil Attorneys and Legal Advocates, presented by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Please note: CLE credit is not approved for the recorded  sessions of this webinar series. CLE units are only available for participants who attended during the live webinar session.

2015 NCALL/ABA Webinars


Information Sheets

Training Guides