Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit
Welcome to the Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit. The Toolkit is designed to help you identify and implement a tribal elder protection team.
The toolkit is made up of several sections. Each section contains information that concentrates on different aspects of developing a tribal elder protection team.
- Section 1: Introduction
An overview of elder protection teams and issues specific to tribal communities.
- Section 2: Developing a Tribal Elder Protection Team
Learn about the benefits, how to get started, and barriers to service.
- Section 3: Developing Tribal Elder Abuse Codes
The tribal elder abuse code allows the tribe to establish laws that protect elderly persons from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
- Section 4: Team Members
The team is made up of a coordinator, group of professionals, the elder, family members, and community members from diverse disciplines.
- Section 5: Cultural Sensitivity
Responding to elder abuse, interviewing elders, and tips for developing tribal relationships are discussed in this section.