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St. Tammany Elder Abuse Support Team
The St. Tammany Elder Abuse Support Team - also known as EAST - was developed to assist Elder Abuse victims and investigators by providing resources from a variety of professions, disciplines and organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
To learn more about ST EAST, contact us by e-mail at INFO@STEAST.ORG.
Abuse in Later Life Training is known in Louisiana as Saving Our Seniors
The St. Tammany SALT Council was successful in raising the funds to conduct this training. On February 25-27 of 2013 the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) trained seven teams of instructors to present the one-day program for law enforcement officers statewide. The teams are in place and planning their schedules now. Training is expected to begin in the summer.
The incidence of Elder Abuse is increasing as the elder population grows and as awareness of the problem expands. We must train our law enforcement personnel so they are prepared to cope with these increases!