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In 1993, in response to the legislative mandate of the Amendments to the Older Americans Act of 1992, AoA awarded the American Public Welfare Association (APWA) a 4-year grant to establish the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). APWA operates the Center in collaboration with the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA), the University of Delaware (UD), and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA).
The Center develops and provides information, data, and expertise to federal, state and local agencies; professionals; and the public on elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. NCEA assists interested organizations and individuals in their efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation by conducting training workshops, producing newsletters, operating an information clearinghouse (see next page), engaging in research, and developing and disseminating technical reports of national significance.
Since its inception, the Center has responded to nearly 1,000 requests for information and technical assistance; conducted teleconferences; helped state APS/elder abuse program directors coordinate their activities with other Title VII programs; and participated in a wide variety of training conferences and research projects. NCEA publishes a quarterly newsletter, NCEA Exchange.
The Center has also published an inventory of "Best Practice" programs; published a double issue of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect devoted to ethical issues and elder abuse; convened teleconferences on interagency …