We are excited to announce the release of a monograph that showcases which resulted from a day long Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Symposium entitled, Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams: Planning for the Future, attended by elder justice experts and funders from across the country. Held in New York City in September 2014, the symposium focused on highlighting the value of MDTs and ways to sustain and replicate them nationwide. More →
The NYC Elder Abuse Center defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate actions, which causes harm, risk of harm, or distress to an individual 60 years or older and occurs:
a) within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust; or
b) when the targeted act is directed towards an elder person by virtue of age or disabilities.
Elder abuse can be intentional or unintentional, can take various forms, and includes but is not limited to physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation.