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Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM (EST)/1:00 PM (CST)/12:00 PM (MST)/11:00 AM (PST)

Duration: 90 Minutes

Title: Celebrating 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Presented by:  National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)

 

Overview: On June 7, make plans to join a 90-minute World Elder Abuse Awareness Day webinar featuring a lively, international conversation with NCALL’s Bonnie Brandl (United States), Dr. Jane Mears (Australia), Bridget Penhale (England), and Laura Tamblyn Watts (Canada). These dynamic women have each led initiatives in their respective countries for more than 25 years at the intersection of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and elder abuse.  During the webinar, NCALL and CARP staff will also discuss our new work, resources, and funding opportunities through the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program.

Who should enroll: This webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about resources and strategies to address abuse in later life.

Registration: Registration has closed. Using the links below, you can now watch the webinar recording and access the resource materials. 

 

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The Office on Violence Against Women is pleased to announce the release of a request for proposals for the Enhanced Training And Services To End Abuse In Later Life Program.  For this solicitation, OVW will accept applications for the Abuse in Later Life Program from the following:

  • New applicants who have never received funding  
  • Applicants who received funding in FY 2002 through FY 2004 under the Abuse in Later Life Program
  • Continuation applicants that have an existing award under the Abuse in Later Life Program or who received funding in FY 2009 – FY 2014.

Grant recipients that received funding under the Abuse in Later Life Program in FY 2015 or 2016 are NOT eligible to apply.

The request for proposals can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/996046/download.  

Proposals are due November 8, 2017.

For more information, contact Janice Green at the Office on Violence Against Women at Janice.A.Green@usdoj.gov.

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Elder abuse is a hidden yet growing problem that impacts older adults of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, social classes, geographic areas, faith communities, mental capacities, and physical abilities. Although definitions of elder abuse vary, the term generally refers to any physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, neglect, abandonment, or financial exploitation of an older person either within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust and/or when an older person is targeted based on age or disability (U.S. DOJ, 2013).

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) is committed to creating a world that respects the dignity of older adults and enhances the safety and quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse. This June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we urge communities to join us in raising awareness about elder abuse and to take action to support older survivors throughout the country.

Here’s a few ways you can get engaged now:

  • Educate yourself and others about elder abuse & abuse in later life.
  • Raise awareness of elder abuse and abuse in later life through social and print media and awareness campaigns.
  • Join the national community of advocates and others committed to promoting respect and dignity across the lifespan by joining NCALL’s advocates’ listserv or e-newsletter list.
  • Take action in your community.

Below we’ve highlighted a selection of events featuring NCALL staff:

  • June 7: Casa de Esperanza will host a Blog Talk Radio Show featuring NCALL Elder Victim Service and Advocacy Coordinator, Ann Turner.
  • June 13: The American Society on Aging (ASA) is hosting a WEAAD webinar, "Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Later Life: What You Can Do to Support Older Victims," featuring NCALL Director, Bonnie Brandl.
  • June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Learn more:

To learn how you can take action, locate WEAAD events near you, or register your own event, we invite you to visit the Administration for Community Living, National Center on Elder Abuse, and USC Center for Elder Mistreatment World Elder Abuse Awareness Day microsite at: http://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/

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Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM (EST)/1:00 PM (CST)/12:00 PM (MST)/11:00 AM (PST)
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: Free

Presented by: The U.S Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

Overview: Each day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65. As the number of older individuals in America increases, unfortunately so does the number of potential victims of elder abuse. Research indicates that one in ten older adults are abused and that two-thirds of elder abuse victims are women. This webinar on June 15 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – will commemorate WEAAD 2017 and the efforts of communities and professional around the county to confront elder abuse. This webinar will also provide participants with a detailed overview of OVW’s Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program. This grant program funds communities across the country to address elder abuse through trainings, services, and a coordinated community response. Participants will hear from previous years’ grantees about the impact the grant program has had on their community’s response to abuse in later life. Participants will also learn about steps they can take to prepare to apply for the grant.

About the presenters:
Janice Green (J.D.) is a Senior Program Specialist with the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Green has worked at the Department for over 18 years and has managed the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Grant Program since 2002. She has collaborated with national experts to facilitate the development of national curricula for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and victim service providers on elder abuse. Green received a B.A. and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia. She is a recipient of the NAPSA Rosalie Wolf Memorial award. She currently lives with her family near Manassas, Virginia.

Juanita Davis (J.D.) is the Program Manager for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. In her role at NCALL, she provides nationwide leadership, technical assistance, and training to professionals across the country on various topics related to abuse in later life, including creating and enhancing coordinated community response (CCR) and systems change. She also assists in the development training materials and resources related to abuse in later life. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Davis also has a Master of Arts in Special Education from San Francisco State University. Davis works in NCALL’s home office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Who should enroll: The webinar is open to all who are interested in learning more about the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program funding opportunity.

Registration: Registration for this webinar will open on Monday, May 1, 2017 and conclude on Monday, June 12, 2017. Registration information can be found at: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/funding-opportunity-ovw-enhanced-training-and-serv.html.

Questions: Please contact Juanita Davis at NCALL if you have additional questions regarding this webinar:

Juanita Davis
Program Manager
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
jdavis@ncall.us
608-237-3445
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