Statewide Summit

California Elder Abuse Statewide Summit    


Successful Summit, More to Come...

On April 29 & 30, 2010, delegates from across the elder abuse and aging and adult services spectrum gathered in San Francisco to discuss, strategize and collaborate on recommendations and next steps for California's Elder Abuse Blueprint. Delegates prepared for the Summit by reviewing background materials and helped prioritize critical issues and promising solutions. Following the event, delegates will be asked to review summit findings and assist in the development of the statewide blueprint. 


In the coming weeks, look for posted materials developed during the summit as the CEJW continues to engage delegates and the aging services network in the blueprint development process.


After Summit Follow-up Materials  





Summit Materials


Summit Description

The Summit  provided opportunities for delegates to engage in in-depth discussion with colleagues and learn more about promising practices in elder abuse prevention. Delegates participated in one of four tracks:


  1. California’s Abuse Reporting and Response Systems: Defining Roles and Balancing Mandates; 

  2. Safeguarding the Long-Term Care (LTC) Safety Net: Exploring Ways that the Elder Abuse Prevention Network can work with other providers of LTC services to improve access, safety, and fairness;  

  3. Financial Abuse and Exploitation: Serving the Victims of 21st Century Financial Crimes; or

  4. Enhancing the Legal System’s Response to Elder Abuse.


Plenary sessions were planned to help inform group discussions and learn more about national initiatives.  Distinguished speakers included:


Other plenary sessions  included:


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