Our agency continues to work and shed light on the issue of elder abuse. In fiscal year 2016-17 DAAA received a grant funded by MDHHS to launch a pilot project to raise awareness and promote the prevention of elder abuse through education and training of local faith-based organizations. We partnered with three faith-based organizations willing to raise awareness on the problem and motivate individuals to speak openly with other members and religious leaders about their circumstances as aging adults.
The PREVNT Elder Abuse Tool Kits were developed to elaborate the concerns of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Adult Services Agency (MDHHS). The tool kits outline Elder Abuse Prevention, Caregiver Training and the Elder Abuse Prevention Training Guide.
Partner with us to campaign against elder and vulnerable adult abuse to improve detection, screening and reporting through Wayne County Sheriff Office Chaplains, Neighborhood Legal Services, Faith-Based Organizations and other interested parties on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
RSVP by Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Call (313) 446-4444 ext. 5259 or 5386.