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These training sessions are designed for Indigenous Elders, individuals working with Indigenous Elders, and other Indigenous individuals with the goal of providing them with the necessary skills to identify and respond to elder abuse within Indian Country.

National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) Online Interactive Educational Modules 

The *NIEJI 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 training content is structured for delivery either through a series of workshops or as standalone sessions. The materials. will assist staff in responding appropriately to Indigenous victims of crimes and their families and enhance the provision of culturally sensitive services.

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This module describes types of abuse, elder protection teams, elder vulnerability, and prevention is provided. 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 40 minutes

Publication Date: June 2016, updated June 2020

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This module provides an introduction to policies and legislation impacting Elder programs in Indian Country. Professionals who may find this module informative may include: tribal leaders, tribal attorneys, personnel, and tribal program officers.
 

Training Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Publication Date: January 2018

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This module provides 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 15 minutes

Publication Date: September 2018

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This module describes 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.

Training Duration: Approximately 40 minutes

Publication Date: June 2016, updated June 2021

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This module describes medication issues for the elderly and how those issues may relate to elder abuse. This information may be of use to pharmacists, pharmacy aides, healthcare providers, community health representatives, home health aides, emergency medical technicians, senior services providers, family members, and the elderly.

 

Training Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Publication Date: October 2020

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This module describes factors for recognizing, identifying, and reporting suspected elder abuse and neglect by healthcare providers working with Native elders. Professionals who may find this module relevant include: physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNA), community health representatives (CHR), home health aides, psychologists, behavioral health consultants. physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, emergency medical technicians, and other medical personnel.

 

Training Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Publication Date: September 2018

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This module describes ways to recognize, prevent. and intervene in elder abuse and neglect cases. Caregivers who may find this module Informative may include: family caregiver, community health representatives, Title VI employees, and home health aides such as certified nursing assistants or visiting homemakers.


Training Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

Publication Date: June 2016, ver. 2.0 June 2019

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This module describes 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.


Training Duration: Approximately 20 minutes

Publication Date: June 2016

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This module describes cultural factors related to psychological/emotional abuse, learn about culturally relevant aspects of behavioral health, Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias and transient ischemic attach/syndrome (TIA/TIS), understand the aspects of capacity assessment, advanced care plans for Native Americans, and good mental health for older adults.

 

Training Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

Publication Date: July 2022

NIEJI Webinar Trainings

Presented by Dr. Jacque Gray

*The NIEJI project has been retired, but they have granted NIJII permission to share materials. The new ACL Title VI Elder Justice Grantee can be found at iasquared.orgYou can contact us with any questions at wendelin.hume@nijii.org

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