SANE Training Curriculum

Stop Abuse & Neglect of Elders

The Department on Aging and The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Healthy Communities developed the SANE curriculum as a training tool for agencies that employ workers who have regular contact with elderly persons.

The materials can also be used by others who are interested in learning how to recognize and respond to elder abuse and neglect. 

 There are three ways to use the materials


1.  For an individual self - guided learning experience

You will also find links to printable handouts and other resource materials on this page


2.  For group presentations:

Download the entire curriculum package including presenter instructions, script, videos and handouts. Hard copies of the package are available while supplies last. 

You do not have to be an elder abuse expert to present this information.
Presenter instructions (included in the package) simplify the presentation for anyone.

Click HERE to review presenter instructions only. 

 The full curriculum package contains:
• A fully scripted presentation with information divided onto 7 sections
• A power point presentation, short CD/DVD “chapters” and suggestions for discussion.
• Reproducible references and handouts

Each section has a step by step presentation guide, which indicates corresponding power point slides, video chapters and discussion guides. 

 Click here to view and download the SANE Elder Abuse Training Materials 


3.  For physicians and health care providers

(with added information on diagnosis and management and CME credits)

Click HERE to go to the Medical College of Wisconsin ANGEL site


For a FREE hard copy of all materials in a convenient package

(while supplies last)

Click here for an email link to place an order

Click Here to view the SANE training materials

Be sure to include your current mailing address and contact information in the body of the email

An email link to place your order is also included on the materials page.

This project was funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Videos were produced by students in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, DocUWM Program. The persons in the videos are real victims of elder abuse and neglect. Their stories are true.


Copyrighted© 2008 by Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. and Milwaukee County Department on Aging