Resources Library: Healthcare Professionals

Resources from the National Center on Elder Abuse

Added Monday, March 16, 2020 by Action Alliance

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has collected all of its products (reports, webinars, podcasts, databases, etc.) in one location for easy access and availability. 

Click the following links for more information on:

Elder Rights Resources - Prevention of elder abuse, legal assistance, world elder abuse awareness, and more

NCEA publications - These include information on LGBT elder concerns, financial abuse and exploitation, culturally-specifc resources, persons with disabilities, and more

Virginia-specifc state resources for elders

Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention

The Reframing Elder Abuse Project - a communications strategy and toolkit that reimagines our cultural dialogue on elder abuse

Tribal Resources

Responding to the Needs of LGBTQ People of Color Experiencing SV, IPV, or Stalking

Added Friday, August 01, 2014 by Action Alliance

LGBTQ People of Color experience high levels of trauma, discrimination, violence, and oppression based on race,gender, and sexuality. Understanding how racism, homophobia, and transphobia simultaneously affect LGBTQ People of Color is critical when working to provide culturally relevant services to LGBTQ survivors of violence.

This guide is designed to help providers be more informed about the nuanced and complex realities of LGBTQ People of Color. It is for service providers to use when working to reach LGBTQ people and communities of color who are experiencing violence in their lives. It is not a one-size fits all guide but rather a tool that aims to provide context as well as action steps for reaching these communities.

Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Resource Guide: Summit Event Briefing

Added Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Action Alliance

Summit Event Briefing
November 14-15, 2018
Marriott Downtown 700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa

On June 15, 2018, the United States Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture committed to working together to promote elder justice in rural and tribal communities. Elder justice refers to a society’s response to elder abuse, which includes physical abuse, caregiver neglect, financial exploitation, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and abandonment. Each year in America, at least 10% of older adults (age 60 or older) experience one or more forms of elder abuse. This is unacceptable.

The goal of the Summit and subsequent activities is to enhance the ability of elder justice professionals to more robustly respond to the unique needs of older adults residing in rural and tribal communities by sharing best practices and proposing innovative strategies to fill the identified gaps in service needs, all with the goal of enhancing the lives of older Americans everywhere.

Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative - Publications and E-Learning Tools

Added Monday, May 10, 2021 by Action Alliance

As originally published by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI), the first large scale project of its kind, was created to enhance sexual assault outreach, services, and community partnerships in dual/multi-service programs. Six sites across the nation engaged in a four-­year process of assessment, planning, and implementation of new and enhanced services and organizational capacity building. The materials that were developed based on the lessons learned across project sites can be found at, many of which are avaiable in English and Spanish.

Topics include:

  • - Foundations of Advocacy
  • - Culturally Relevant Services for Tribal Communities and Communities of Color
  • - Picturing Your Program: Planning for Organizational Growth
  • - Listening to Survivors - Essential Steps for the Intake Process
  • - Comprehensive Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • - Throw Away the Menu: Broadening Advocacy
  • - It Matters! How Defining Sexual Violence Defines Advocacy Programs
  • - Building Cultures of Care
  • - Listening to Our Communities: Assessment Toolkit
  • - Trauma-Informed Care
  • - Lessons for Local Programs & SADI Timeline Overview
  • - and the Final Report

What is the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) - Watch this brief overview to learn more about the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) and the lessons learned from this national project.

Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART): A Model Protocol for Virginia

Added Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Department of Criminal Justice Services

In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation stating that “the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall promote the use of local and regional sexual assault response team policy and protocol, established pursuant to subdivision 46 of §9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, as an integral part of an effective coordinated community response to sexual assault” (Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 980). The Code directs that DCJS shall “establish training standards and publish a model policy and protocols for local and regional sexual assault response teams” (§9.1-102). In accordance with these legislative mandates, DCJS developed these guidelines based on review of existing state and national protocols and best practices and consultations with local Virginia sexual assault response team members. This model protocol focuses on adult sexual assault.