Elder Abuse Training for Law Enforcement

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

212 North I Street

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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This training is brought to you by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office in collaboration with the Iowa Department on Aging, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Iowa Department of Human Services, the State Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office, the Polk County Attorney's Office, the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the Dallas County Attorney's Office, and the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The training is conducted by an aging expert, a DV advocate, and a DHS dependent adult abuse expert.



Please join us! And if you know of someone else who may benefit from this training, feel free to forward this invite.

Training Purpose: To provide law enforcement officers with information and strategies to more effectively recognize and investigate elder abuse cases. This training is a general overview of elder abuse that builds on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Training Goals:

  • Identify the forms of elder abuse
  • Describe factors that influence an elder abuse investigation
  • Conduct effective elder abuse investigations to enhance victim safety and hold perpetrators accountable

Training Methods:

  • Lecture
  • Small group exercise
  • Large group discussions
  • Interactive exercises


Registration & Networking - 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Module 1: Elder Abuse Investigations

  • Introduction to elder abuse
  • Training overview
  • Elder abuse investigations

Module 2: Domestic Violence in Later Life

  • Overview and strategies
  • Investigative strategies

Module 3: Sexual Abuse in Later Life

  • Overview and statutes
  • Sexual abuse in facilities
  • Collaboration

Module 4: Neglect

  • Overview
  • Responding to neglect cases
  • Case example
  • Summary

Module 5: Financial Exploitation

  • Overview
  • Investigative strategies
  • Common justifications and defenses
  • Collaboration
  • Training summary and wrap-up

Continuing Education Credit:

CLE: 7.25 hours – Activity Number: 239270

Other: This training may qualify for continuing education credits for other professions. If you need supporting documentation, please contact us.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-EW-AX-K003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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