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Network resources

As you create and grow your network, use these tools to plan meetings, identify and prioritize goals, and build foundational knowledge of elder fraud prevention and response.

Stakeholder resources

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Stakeholder planning guide

Spreadsheet to help you build a core planning team and identify stakeholders to invite to the retreat

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Adult Protective Services
Overview of Adult Protective Services (APS) and how they can participate in a network
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Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Overview of ADRCs and AAAs and how they can participate in a network

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Financial institutions and service providers

Overview of financial institutions and service providers and how they can participate in a network

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Financial regulators

Overview of financial regulators and how they can participate in a network

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Law enforcement

Overview law enforcement agencies and how they can participate in a network

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Legal service providers

Overview of legal service providers and how they can participate in a network

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Prosecutors

Overview of prosecutors and how they can participate in a network

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Retreat planning resources

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Retreat planning timeline

Timeline to help your core planning team prepare for the retreat

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Retreat supply list

Supply list to help you gather materials and prepare to set up for the retreat 

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Email templates

Save the date, invitation, and reminder email templates for the retreat

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Meeting agenda templates

Internal and external agenda templates for the retreat

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Retreat facilitator guide

Instructions, supply list, facilitation tips, and worksheets to use at the retreat 

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Readout sample template

PowerPoint template for a presentation that summarizes network priorities and next steps

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Working group resources

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Naming the network

Directed activity and tips to help the network choose a name

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Working groups
List of common working groups in networks; includes sample goals and who to recruit 

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Working group exercises

Worksheets to help establish network working groups and working group goals

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Referral guide

Spreadsheet for creating a referral guide of individuals and organizations to help address elder abuse issues 

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Ongoing meeting resources

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Resources for older adults

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's resources and tools to use with older adults and financial caregivers

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Cross-training topics

List of training topics to use to increase network members' knowledge of other stakeholders' expertise and relevant laws

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Key dates calendar

List of dates and observances related to elder financial exploitation awareness to help plan trainings, organize events, and share news

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Ways to measure and evaluate network success

Sample measurements and discussion questions to brainstorm measures of success

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Funding sources

List of possible funding sources

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Facilitation resources

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How to facilitate effective meetings

Tips and techniques to make your retreat and ongoing meetings more effective

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Leadership strategies, The Facilitation Company

Online facilitation training courses and free webinars on various topics related to facilitation

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The role of a facilitator

Free online facilitator’s toolbox from Mind Tools containing facilitation tools and techniques

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Facilitating group discussions

Free online facilitation training course from Open Learn

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Workshop Exercises

Free online facilitator’s guide

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U.S. Department of Justice elder justice resources

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Case review resources

Sample referral and case review forms

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Elder justice roadmap

Strategic planning resource for advancing elder justice in direct services, community education, policy, and research

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Elder justice network locator 

Map to locate and collaborate with government-sponsored elder justice networks and teams nationwide 
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Elder abuse case review multidisciplinary team toolkit 

Guide to developing victim-focused elder abuse case review Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs); includes information about MDT structures, functions, and common challenges 

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Ethical and legal considerations

Samples of confidentiality agreements and memoranda of understanding (MOUs)

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Other national resources

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American Bankers Association (ABA) 

Resources and guidance on protecting older consumers from fraud and exploitation

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American Bar Association (ABA), Commission on Law and Aging 

Resources and funding for Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) 

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 

Resources and educational videos related to investment fraud and scams

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office for Older Americans 

Resources and data on elder fraud prevention & response networks, recommendations for financial institutions, and elder justice issues 

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  

Information about current scams; accepts consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft 

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Fraud prevention resources, including the Money Smart for Older Adults financial education program 

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Federal Reserve System  

Resources on mortgages, foreclosures, and problems with financial institutions  

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Foundation for Financial Education (F3E)  

Free financial education resources and workshops  

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority  

Financial education for investors and training for securities professionals 

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International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)  

Resources on fraud, scams, identity theft, and financial safety 

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International Association of Chiefs of Police  

Resources for law enforcement on crimes against older adults, including videos and a financial investigative tool to identify patterns of exploitation 

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National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)  

Resources on fraud, scams, and guidance on reporting elder abuse and financial exploitation

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National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)  

State-by-state directory of resources, data, and contact information for organizations working on elder abuse issues 

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National Credit Union Administration  

Resources on financial literacy and elder fraud prevention 

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National Sheriffs’ Association 

Resources for locating, starting, and developing Triads 

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)  

Resources on fraud and financial crimes 

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Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of the Inspector General  

Information about fraud and scam awareness 

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  

Elder justice resources and information 

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

Information about disaster fraud 

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime  

Funding and resources for initiatives serving crime victims, including older adults

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  

Resources and information for veterans and VA fiduciaries 

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)   

Resources and information for older investors 

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