World Elder Abuse Awareness Day(WEAAD) has been recognized annually on June 15 since 2006. On this day, communities throughout the country and around the world promote visibility and understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by sharing information about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life and promoting the resources and services that work to increase victim safety and improve offender accountability. By supporting this awareness effort, we can begin to shift common perceptions and attitudes that contribute to the stigma that often prevents victims from coming forward and seeking support.
NRCDV applauds and lifts up the work of our partner, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), to address and prevent abuse in later life during WEEAD and throughout the year. Learn more about NCALL’s special events for WEEAD 2016 and ways you can get involved at: http://www.ncall.us/content/weaad
NRCDV is pleased to announce webinars and new and updated resources in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016! Read on.