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January 2013

Partnering to Address Faith and Safety: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Domestic and Sexual Violence Service Providers to Assist Older Victims of Abuse

This guide provides ideas, best practices and strategies for domestic and sexual violence service providers and faith leaders to build partnerships that support older victims and survivors.
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January 2013

Inclusive Questions for Older Adults: A Practical Guide To Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Written with suggestions, tips and practical ideas this guide will assist in your organization's path to asking fully inclusive questions to all of your clients.
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October 2012

Abuse in Later Life Resource Packet

This resource packet was developed for the Women of Color Network Leadership Academy and includes factsheets, safety planning tips, technology safety considerations and other tools relevant in responding to or preventing abuse in later life.
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September 2012

Collaboration Is Essential: King Countys Response to a Case of Elder Abuse and Exploitation

Author(s): Page Ulrey, Bonnie Brandl
This article describes a case that occurred in King County, Washington. “After multiple missed opportunities for intervention, a community finally responds - and an offender is held accountable.”
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June 2012

Violent Crime against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009

Author(s): Erica Smith
This report presents information about criminal victimization and incidents of violent victimization of persons age 65 or older known to law enforcement in Michigan.
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April 2012

Holding Abusers Accountable: An Elder Abuse Forensic Center Increases Criminal Prosecution of Financial Exploitation

Author(s): Adria E. Navarro, Zachary D. Gassoumis, Kathleen H. Wilber
This article describes a study that examined the effectiveness of an elder abuse forensic center compared with usual handlings to increase prosecution of of elder financial exploitation cases.
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April 2012

Crackdown on Elder Abuse: With number of financial exploitation cases on the rise, new state laws strengthen prevention and prosecution

Author(s): Kate Tormey
This article outlines the initiatives in several Midwest States to improve their responses to elder financial exploitation cases. It includes strategies for policy makers to consider.
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January 2012

Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults

This webpage highlights the importance of cultural sensitivity when working with older persons and describes the barriers faced by older Asian persons in seeking help for abuse, working with law enforcement, and seeking court protections.
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January 2012

Adult Protective Services in 2012: Increasingly Vulnerable

This report describes a comprehensive, state-level survey of Adult Protective Service operations across the U.S. and its territories. The report includes data analysis and feedback in many APS operational areas.
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January 2012

Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

This research brief discusses elder and vulnerable/dependent adult abuse in long term care settings such as nursing homes and board and care homes/assisted living facilities.
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January 2012

Court Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse

Author(s): Susan Keilitz, Brenda K. Uekert, Theresa Jones
This guide provides an overview of court participation in multidisciplinary collaboration to more effectively address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It suggests ways that multidisciplinary partnerships can assist courts in effectively respond to individual cases and in improving systemic community responses to elder abuse.
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June 2011

Working together to end Abuse in Later Life in Latino Communities

The abuse of older adults is a common problem in our society, but rarely discussed. This is particularly challenging because victims/survivors of elder abuse are often an invisible population across cultures, gender, immigration status, etc. In this webinar, presenters discuss the specific and unique needs of Latino victims of elder abuse as this group is especially underrepresented in research and practice. Best approaches for bridging this gap as well as examples of successful collaborations to address this problem are highlighted in this webinar.