Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team Workshop

  • Chapel Hill, NC

The workshop will bring together diverse stakeholders from around North Carolina to begin the process of forming and developing multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) to address elder abuse in their respective communities. The teams will be county-based and each team may send up to seven people to participate in the workshop. The core of each team should include representatives from the office of the clerk of superior court, the county department of social services, the district attorney's office, and law enforcement. Other team members may include guardian ad litem attorneys, public guardians, and representatives from hospitals, adult care homes, housing authorities, financial institutions, long term care ombudsman, faith communities, and mental health agencies.

On Day 1 of the workshop, participants will learn about MDTs, the system of elder protection and prosecution in NC, and engage in team-building activities. On Day 2, participants will work in their teams to develop tools to support collaboration on and community responses to elder abuse. Tools each MDT may develop include:

  • Identify short-term and long-term goals for the MDT
  • Draft a funding plan to support the MDT work
  • Outline of an MDT policies and procedures
  • Identify a team administrator and establish role and responsibilities
  • Draft an agreement about information sharing for stakeholders


This course is sponsored by: 
North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, UNC School of Government, and made possible by the NC Governor's Crime Commission through PROJ012303: NCCCSC AOC Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation 2017.



Additional information


Attendees: Up to 42 participants total (6-7 teams of up to 7 people)

Who Can Apply: Anyone, including clerks of superior court, law enforcement, district attorneys, adult protective services social workers and county department of social services directors, and other public officials who want to create new or develop existing MDTs in their communities. 

How to Apply: The course is application based. Participants are encouraged to apply in teams.

  • Teams will designate a representative to submit the application and then identify the other members of the team in the appropriate field on the application.
  • If an individual is interested in applying, he or she should contact Jessica O'Sullivan (josullivan@sog.unc.edu). School of Government faculty members are willing to work with the interested applicants to identify other potential stakeholders in the community who can participate in the training as a team. 
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    September 26 - 27, 2019
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Road
    CB#3330 Knapp-Sanders Bldg.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
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    Must apply

    The application period for this program closed on July 3, 2019. 

    Applicants will be notified of their status by July 24, 2019.

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jessica O'Sullivan

Program Manager, Courts Group
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
Professor of Public Law and Government
Lecturer in Public Administration; Director, Public Intersection Project