Public Awareness

Since 1993, VCPEA has been a leader in promoting awareness, training, and advocacy on behalf of Virginia's abused, neglected, or exploited adults.

Forums and Emailings - Educational forums during the year provide additional opportunities for professional training. Members receive notice of these meetings as well as emails containing information about abuse and neglect issues in Virginia and around the nation.

Public Awareness VCPEA collaborates with the Virginia Department of Social Services and other agencies to develop education materials about adult abuse, neglect or exploitation. The information is available for downloading and distribution each May during Adult Abuse Prevention Month. Click here then select Adult Abuse Prevention Month to view Adult Abuse Prevention Month Materials.

To take the free, online training, ADS5055 Mandated Reporters: Recognizing and Reporting Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Adults click here.

To view the VCPEA public service announcement (PSA) click here.

Legislative Advocacy - VCPEA works with professionals and advocates around the state to strengthen protections for elderly and disabled adults. VCPEA worked to revise Adult Protective Services (APS) laws during the 2004 Virginia General Assembly session.


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To report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of an elderly person or disabled individual, contact your local department of social services or the 24-hour toll free hotline at 1-888-832-3858.

Click the stop sign to learn more about adult abuse.