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September 2012

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Adult Protective Services in 2012: Increasingly Vulnerable

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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

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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

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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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January 2012

Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

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This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being. It includes a detailed literature review, profiles of personal experiences and more than 60 concrete recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.
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January 2012

Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults: A Practical Guide To Creating Welcoming Agencies

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Aging service providers should be aware that the effects of a lifetime of stigma, discrimination, rejection and ridicule puts LGBT older adults at greater risk for physical and mental illnesses. This publication highlights the importance of cultural sensitivity when working with LGBT older adults and describes the barriers faced by older persons in seeking help for abuse, working with law enforcement, and seeking court protections.
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June 2011

Working together to end Abuse in Later Life in Latino Communities

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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.
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June 2011

Response to Elder Abuse: A Self-Assessment Workbook for Law Enforcement

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This self-assessment tool to assist communities in evaluating practices within and across key intervening agencies and in building a coordinated response to elder abuse. This workbook focuses on the role of law enforcement.
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May 2011

Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study Self-Reported Prevalence and Documented Case Surveys

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In this comprehensive study researchers studied the prevalence and incidence of various forms of elder abuse through direct communication with older New Yorkers over 60 years of age and the number of elder abuse cases coming to the attention of all agencies and programs responsible for responding to elder abuse in New York State.