Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
Application: Jul 9, 2018
The Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) will provide funding to operate a national center that will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.
Proposed activities should address at least one of the needs listed below:
- Identify, develop and disseminate information and strategies on effective collaborations between tribal and non-tribal entities to address suspected cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
- Assist tribes in the development of tribal codes that protect seniors, building on existing work to develop model codes and an implementation toolkit, and maintaining examples of tribal codes to share with those creating or updating their own codes
- Identify and develop tribally produced elder abuse prevention resources, and other informational materials for professionals and tribal members on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation that are culturally appropriate to tribal perceptions of abuse and tribal values
- Develop training and technical assistance materials about elder abuse in Indian Country, such as: basic information about elder abuse, how to identify abuse, developing effective multi-disciplinary teams, and developing and/or promoting effective tribal prevention, intervention, and response activities, including those that involve effective cross-jurisdictional partnerships
- Provide technical assistance and training on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and outreach to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse in Indian Country, as well as the NAEJI, and through conference presentations, materials, development, PSAs, newsletters, and articles
- Develop expertise in native elder abuse prevention through the development of webinars and training materials for healthcare providers, social services, long-term care and caregivers, law enforcement, tribal courts, and tribal leaders specific to elder abuse in Indian Country
- Explore with tribes the needs and challenges surrounding data collection on elder abuse issues in Indian Country
- Expand training to include a focus for senior companions, community health representatives, home healthcare workers, and others who regularly visit elders in the their homes to enhance their knowledge and awareness of elder abuse
Eligible entities include:
- Domestic public or private nonprofit entities including state and local governments
- Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American)
- Faith-based organizations
- Community-based organizations
- Institutions of higher education
Award ceiling: $250,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1
Awardees must cover at least 25% of the project's total cost with non-federal resources.
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