NCPEA is pleased to announce that PAULA MIXSON is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Dr. Rosalie Wolf Award!
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NCPEA is pleased to announce that our longtime colleague and friend,
MT Connolly, has been awarded
a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship.
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- Terra Nova Films Releases New Video On Elder Abuse & Self-Neglect (January 2012)
- NCPEA 2011 Annual Membership and Board Meetings Recap(September 2011)
- Tributes to Dr. Rosalie Wolf(October 2011)
- Rosalie Wolf Award Given to Paula Mixson (2011-2012)
- Meet NCPEA's Executive Director
- MetLife Elder Financial Abuse Report (June 2011)
- MetLife Elder Financial Abuse Report (March 2009)
- Actor Ed Asner and NCPEA donations (June 2009)
Elder Abuse News
- The Shame of Elder Abuse & the Silence of Washington
(written by Robert Blancato)
- Financial Abuse of the Elderly is Approaching a Crisis, Researcher Says Philadelphia Inquirer
- 2011-2012 Elder Justice Coalition Recap & Future Plans
Elder Justice Coalition
- Officials Working To Combat Rising Problem of Elder Abuse KSTU
- Richmond Man Acquitted of Elder Abuse Charge Richmond Times-Dispatch
- Colorado Advocates Push Mandatory Reporting Law for Elder Abuse The Denver Post
- NCPEA Named As A Top Non-Profit in the Field of Aging Philanthropedia
- NCPEA Mentioned In Book on Women's Health NCPEA
- Rosalie Wolf Award Given to Paula Mixson NCPEA
- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2011 NCPEA
- Senate Hearing Brings Elder Abuse to Light NCPEA
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Welcome to NCPEA
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens. It was established in 1988 to achieve a clearer understanding of abuse and provide direction and leadership to prevent it. The Committee is one of three partners that make up the National Center on Elder Abuse, funded by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on information and materials on abuse and neglect. To learn more about NCPEA, click here.
The Issue of Elder Abuse
Spiraling rates of elder mistreatment are reported by both practitioners and researchers. In a recent national study of Adult Protective Services (APS), typically the agency of first report concerning elder abuse, there were 253,421 reports of abuse of adults age 60+ or 832.6 reports for every 100,000 people over the age of 60 (Teaster, Dugar, Otto, Mendiondo, Abner, & Cecil, 2006). The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study (National Center on Elder Abuse, 1998) found that more than 500,000 persons aged 60+ were victims of domestic abuse and that an estimated 84% of incidents are not reported to authorities, denying victims the protection and support they need. Given the significant underreporting, the Senate Special Committee on Aging estimated that as many as five million older Americans may be victims of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation every year. These vulnerable elders are subject to injury and to premature death (Lachs et al., 1998), often from caregivers and family members. Elder financial exploitation—commonly linked with other forms of abuse and neglect—threatens the health, dignity, and economic security of millions of older Americans. Elder abuse is estimated to cost Americans tens of billions of dollars annually in health care, social services, investigative and legal costs, and lost income and assets.