IOA Elder Abuse Services

IOA’s EAP Program focuses on education, outreach, advocacy and strategic partnerships in an effort to prevent abuse of elders and dependent adults or mitigate its effects.

We offer:

  • Trainings in elder abuse prevention and reporting for the public and professionals. In 2012 we trained more than 800 individuals.
  • Public awareness campaigns such as IOA’s annual multi-lingual outreach initiative in partnership with the San Francisco Office of the District Attorney and Adult Protective Services. Watch White House press coverage.
  • Expert speakers on the subject of elder and dependent adult abuse and domestic violence in later life. Inquire about speakers.
  • Advocacy for policies and services that benefit elders and dependent adults on both the local and statewide level.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings (MDT) - Professionals from the fields of aging meet to review complex elder and dependent adult abuse cases and to learn about new services and resources. Since our meetings have merged with the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensic Center case review meeting, our members now include community service providers, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, and a geriatrician, as well as representatives from Adult Protective Services, the San Francisco Police Department, the Public Guardian, and the DA's office. If you are a service provider dealing with a difficult case of elder abuse, feel free to contact us. We will consult with you to determine if presenting your case at the next MDT may be of benefit to you and your client.Contact IOA if you wish to present an elder abuse case or introduce your agency at one of these meetings.
  • Participation on the Family Violence Council and Elder Death Review Team.