Outreach

DMFEA Outreach is committed to protecting California and its citizens through prevention and education. The program provides free valuable tools and resources for District Attorneys, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Residential Care Facilities, Schools, and Law Enforcement Agencies. The Outreach team will travel anywhere in California to offer these free programs.

Your Legal Duty - Reporting Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

California’s elder and dependent adults have the right to receive quality care and be treated with dignity. Too often while residing in nursing homes and other care facilities, out of the sight of the general public, they are the victim of neglect and abuse by those trusted with their care. You can be part of the solution or part of the problem. If you see abuse, report! As a mandated reporter, it’s your legal duty.

This video and written curriculum are designed for mandated reporters under section 15630 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.

Who is a mandated reporter?

All Staff in every:

  • Long-term health care facility;
  • Community care facility;
  • Residential facility for the elderly;
  • Hospital; and
  • Everyone who counsels or cares for, or handles finances for California’s elderly and dependent adult.



Training Materials:

Download a text version of the Your Legal Duty Curriculum, pdf

The reporting requirements have changed and our office is working on a new curriculum along with a revised video. Please use the document entitled “Mandated Reporter Flow Chart," which describes the newly revised requirements, to supplement the curriculum and video.

While most health care providers in the state's Medi-Cal program are committed to giving the finest and most appropriate treatment to their patients, some unfortunately place profit and greed above patient care and the law.

Presentations/Webinars

DMFEA’s Outreach team travels statewide and speaks to thousands of Californians every year. If you would like to request a presentation, webinar, or outreach materials, please submit a request online.

Presentation Request

Publications

The following publications and video are available free of charge, and may be obtained by contacting DMFEA's Outreach Coordinator via email at dmfeaoutreach@doj.ca.gov.

A Guide To Preventing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect of Elders and Dependent Adults

A Guide To Preventing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect of Elders and Dependent Adults

A Guide To Preventing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect of Elders and Dependent Adults, pdf

Elder Financial Exploitation

Elder Financial Exploitation - Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse

An Educational Tool which offers an overview on Financial Exploitation.
Elder Financial Exploitation Report, pdf

Elder Abuse What you should know

Elder Abuse - What You should know

An educational tool which offers an overview on Elder Abuse - What you should know.
Download the brochure Elder Abuse Web, pdf

Your Legal Duty... Reporting Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

Your Legal Duty... Reporting Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse DVD

This video and accompanying curriculum are designed to meet California’s mandatory training requirements for all staff of every long-term health care facility, community care facility or residential care facility for the elderly and will explain how to recognize and report elder and dependent adult abuse.
Your Legal Duty DVD, pdf