In recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, EAPO hosted a Virtual Learning Series to transform conversations on how we support older adults and unleash the power of agencies to break down walls for building a more robust community response to elder abuse. The Series is supported by the Department of Justice Canada.

Presenters :

The series was launched with keynote speaker Dr. Laura Mosqueda, a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC), the Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, and principal investigator of an NIA-funded R01 study to understand the causes of abuse of people with dementia.

Dr. Mosqueda spoke on, Elder Abuse: Prevention, Detection, and Solutions.
This presentation is available on video and presentation is available to download.


Denise Koster, LLM, CTM Lic. PI  – CEO of  Koster Consulting & Associates provided a presentation on Shifting Perspectives: Cultivating Cultural Change in Responding to IPV and Elder Abuse in Community-Based Agencies.

This presentation is NOT available on video, but the presentation is available to download.


Dr. Laura Mosqueda Presentation  – Download Power Point

Denise Koster Presentation – Download Power Point


National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) Resources


 General/ Overview


Multidisciplinary Interventions

Dementia and Elder Mistreatment

Interviewing Older Adults



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Book References: 

The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life

T. Connolly is widely recognized as a leading national expert on elder justice, for which she was honored with a MacArthur “Genius” award. She was the founding head of the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative; the architect of the Elder Justice Act, the first comprehensive federal law to address the issue; and the lead author of the Elder Justice Roadmap that guides federal, state, and local priorities.

Anti-Harassment Training Does Not Work: Transformative Learning: Moving Information from Head to Heart

Dr. Candy Khan,  International Best Selling Author, An Award-Winning Strategic Advisor with over 20 Years of Progressive Experience in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).

Senior Manager Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  – Government of Alberta