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  • Tribal elder abuse often goes unreported

    Karla Sawyer, Diverse Elders Coalition|May 1, 2019

    The abuse and neglect of American Indian and Alaska Native Elders occurs with alarming frequency in tribal communities. Tribal leaders from across the country have identified three major challenges in addressing elder abuse and neglect issues on reservations, including: There is a need to increase training among tribal healthcare providers and tribal governments about elder abuse and neglect, There are few tribal codes that specifically address elder abuse issues, and There are few established policies and procedures for tribal agencies handlin...