Getting Started with an Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team

Is your county interested in developing a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to support local professionals involved with protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation?  

Would your county’s team:

  • Benefit from having dedicated time and space to develop plans for working together?
  • Appreciate connecting with and learning from other teams? 
  • Increase your team’s capacity to connect online to improve communication and coordination, particularly in the time of this pandemic?
  • Welcome FREE training and group facilitation?


Register for this first webinar and then apply to be a part of the Elder Protection Network’s 2020 Multidisciplinary Team Cohort.


How will the EPN's 2020 MDT Cohort work? 

Step One:  Connect with others in your county who may be interested

If your county already has an MDT, reach out to the other members of your team to discuss whether participating in the workshop series would be helpful. If your county does not yet have an MDT, start reaching out to other key professionals, including social services, law enforcement, the Clerk of Superior Court, health care providers, and others who may be interested in collaborating in this way.

Step Two: Participate in the first workshop

The first online workshop in this 2020 series, Getting Started with an Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team, is open to all who are interested. During this program, we will provide an overview of how multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) can be helpful in elder abuse cases. Next, we will highlight some of the unique challenges facing MDTs in North Carolina, including confidentiality laws. Finally, we will provide an overview of our plan to offer a workshop series and focused technical assistance for a cohort of MDTs from 10 counties.   Register for this free introductory workshop above. The live program will be offered on Wednesday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m.  A recorded version will also be posted on

Step Three: Apply to join the 2020 MDT Cohort

After at least three members of your county’s MDT have participated in the first workshop (either live or recorded), your team can apply to be a part of the fall MDT cohort. The application requirements and form are available on this website. In short, your team must include certain core members (social services, clerk of court, law enforcement) and must commit to participating in the additional workshops.

Step Four: If accepted, actively participate in the 2020 MDT Cohort

Up to 10 teams will be invited to join the 2020 MDT cohort. Members of the cohort will be invited to participate in three additional workshops scheduled for October 14, November 5, and December 18. They will also have the opportunity to invite a School of Government facilitator to participate in a team meeting to work on one or more issues of particular interest in your county and receive additional legal support from SOG faculty.


If you have questions about the first workshop, the application process, or the 2020 MDT Cohort, please contact Meredith Smith or Aimee Wall.

This project is supported by the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with funding from the North Carolina Coronavirus Relief Fund established and appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly.

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
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Dale Zuckert

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For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:
Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Associate Director, North Carolina Judicial College Curriculum and Administration
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
Teaching Associate Professor