Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team Workshop
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The workshop will bring together diverse stakeholders from around North Carolina to begin the process of forming and developing multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) to address elder abuse in their respective communities. The teams will be county-based and each team may send up to seven people to participate in the workshop. The core of each team should include representatives from the office of the clerk of superior court, the county department of social services, the district attorney's office, and law enforcement. Other team members may include guardian ad litem attorneys, public guardians, and representatives from hospitals, adult care homes, housing authorities, financial institutions, long term care ombudsman, faith communities, and mental health agencies.
On Day 1 of the workshop, participants will learn about MDTs, the system of elder protection and prosecution in NC, and engage in team-building activities. On Day 2, participants will work in their teams to develop tools to support collaboration on and community responses to elder abuse. Tools each MDT may develop include:
- Identify short-term and long-term goals for the MDT
- Draft a funding plan to support the MDT work
- Outline of an MDT policies and procedures
- Identify a team administrator and establish role and responsibilities
- Draft an agreement about information sharing for stakeholders