National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

Using Your Tribal Values to Develop an Elder Protection Code Workbook

The purpose of this workbook is to protect elders from abuse in their communities. This workbook proposes that each community develop a process to address the particular elder protection needs within that community. The result of such a process could be the development of a code or law to address the protection of the community’s elders. However, many steps can be taken to address community issues, and just having the dialogue begin is a very positive step. Visit for more information.