Online Interactive Educational Modules

Caregiving Finance Policy Elder Abuse Social Services Healthcare Legal

These educational modules are available to train those working with Indigenous elders to identify and address elder abuse in Indian Country.

The materials presented in the elder justice curriculum are designed to help those working with Native American elderly to understand the various types of elder abuse and become more knowledgeable about elder abuse issues. The materials will assist staff in responding appropriately to Indigenous victims of crimes and their families and enhance provision of culturally sensitive services.

The content for this training is organized for presentation either as a series of workshops or as an individual training. The training modules are designed so the presenter has all necessary information for each section in a format that is easily presented.


When conducting trainings, always begin the training with the Elder Abuse module. It provides foundational information that is relevant to all other sections.

Elder Abuse
Duration: Approximately 20 minutes
Elder abuse generally refers to many types of mistreatment by someone whom the elder has a special relationship with. Information about the types of abuse, elder protection teams, elder vulnerability, and prevention is provided.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Caregivers will learn to recognize, prevent, and intervene in elder abuse and neglect cases. Caregivers who may find this module informative may include: Family caregivers, community health representatives, Title VI employees, and home health aides such as certified nursing assistants or visiting homemakers.
Financial Abuse
Duration: Approximately 15 minutes
Gain an understanding of elder financial abuse and exploitation in Indian Country. Professionals who may find this module relevant include: bankers, credit union employees, merchants, casino employees, medical business office employees, and those who work in tribal elder programs and Crime Victim Services and Advocates.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Understand factors for recognizing, identifying, and reporting suspected elder abuse and neglect by healthcare providers working with Native elderly. Professionals who may find this module relevant include: physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNA), community health representatives (CHR), home health aids, psychologists, behavioral health consultants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, emergency medical technicians, and other medical personnel.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
To provide information for criminal justice and legal professionals to recognize, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate cases of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country. Individuals who may find this module informative include: law enforcement, attorneys, tribal judges, other court personnel, social workers, mental health counselors, and employees of victim services.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Provides an introduction to policies and legislation impacting elder program in Indian Country. Professionals who may find this module informative may include: tribal leaders, tribal attorneys, personnel, and tribal program officers.
Social Services
Duration: Approximately 20 minutes
Gain understanding of the best practices in the social service disciplines regarding elder abuse and neglect in Indian Country. Professionals who may find this module informative may include: social workers, Title VI directors, case managers, and community health representatives.