The tools and resources listed on this page are intended to assist in the prevention of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults.
DHS Adult Protective Services
This unit oversees investigations into reports of possible maltreatment of vulnerable adults. It also helps the vulnerable adult and caregiver find and get services that are acceptable to the adult to help keep them as safe and healthy as possible. If you suspect that a vulnerable adult is the victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please contact your local DHS Human Services Center during regular business hours, or call the Statewide Abuse Hotline at 1-800-522-3511.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. To carry out its mission, the NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations. The NCEA makes news and resources available on-line and an easy-to-use format; collaborates on research; provides training; identifies and provides information about promising practices and interventions; operates a listserve forum for professionals; and provides subject matter expertise on program and policy development.
Service Plan Development
Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Cultural Competency, Ageism, and People First
Government Assistance Programs
Resources for Members
Please note: much of the information provided contain links to organizations outside of DHS. To our knowledge, all links comply with the DHS website linking policy.