Section 1: Introduction to Tribal Elder Protection Teams

The Tribal Elder Protection Team (EPT) also commonly referred to as a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a group of professionals, the Elder, family members, and community members from diverse disciplines. The team provides comprehensive assessment and consultation in addressing Elder abuse concerns. The EPT provides assistance to their clients to promote coordination among service programs available to Elders. Improve lines of communication to efficiently address Elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The EPT will increase relationships between tribal public service agencies while maintaining client confidentiality. Various professional disciplines are represented on the EPT. Membership is limited and is not open to all service providers, or members of the public. The Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit will define the roles and responsibilities of the EPT members.

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