C3A Consortium

Awareness, Advocacy, Action in Combating Elder Abuse

C3A Annual Conference 2022

We just wrapped up our annual conference on June 10, 2022, where are our event was held at Tri-C Community College. We had an amazing list of knowledgeable presenters that offered a variety of topics related to “Navigating the Unknown: Technology, Scams and Older Adults.” A huge thank you to our Conference Committee for putting on […]

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How to Recognize and Report Adult Abuse

All Ohioans have a responsibility to report suspected elder abuse. But, to do so with confidence, one must be able to recognize the possible signs of abuse and know who to call and what to report. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has published a series of guidebooks entitled, Understanding Elder Abuse, with […]


Ohio H.B.49 and Adult Protective Services

Ohio H.B. 49 provides an increase of $15.3 million for child and adult protective services. Although this increase is welcome, there is still not enough money in the 2017/2018 Ohio Biennial Budget designated for APS. Ohio and its 88 counties are actively engaged in a major restructuring of the APS program based on recommendations from […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain

Once a year, on June 15, communities, cities, and municipalities plan activities that will not only promote elder abuse awareness, but also present strategies and solutions for abuse prevention. Here’s what’s happening in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain Counties. These WEAAD events are free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Second Annual World […]

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Transforming APS Research into Everyday Practice

The National Adult Protective Services Resource Center and its partners* have developed a series of webinars and publications (R2P) that translate cutting edge research into everyday practice (R2P). R2P’s are designed to help APS workers and administrators with all facets of case management. Topmost in the Research to Practice (R2P) list of publications, is a […]

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C3A Consortium’s Take on Proposed Amendments to APS Law

BACKGROUND House Bill 64, the Ohio Biennial Budget for FY 16-17, appropriated $2,640,000 for Adult Protective Services, and proposed several amendments to APS law. Before the proposed changes – stated as “rules,” by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services – can be incorporated into the Ohio Administrative Code, there must be a public […]

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Financial Scams That Target Seniors and Deplete Savings

Wonder why older adults are prime targets for con artists and scammers? According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Due to a lifetime of hard work, frugality, and smart investing, older adults control a substantial portion the […]

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New State Adult Protective Services Guidelines

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, has just released a draft of Voluntary Guidelines for State APS Systems. The Voluntary Guidelines were developed by experts in the field of adult abuse, so that all older Americans – regardless of the state or jurisdiction in […]

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Ohio Legislators Fund Adult Protective Services

In a May 2015 letter to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee the C3A Consortium requested an allocation of $20,000,000 for Adult Protective Services in the Ohio Biennial Budget (H.B.64). However, the newly signed state budget allocates only $2,640,000 for APS. While $2,640,000 is less than the Consortium had hoped for, it is still more than Ohio has […]

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