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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), first observed nationally in April 2001, is a month-long effort to end sexual violence. In April, survivors, advocates, and allies engage the greater community in awareness and prevention efforts. We invite you to explore these SAAM resources:

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Next Avenue Health & Caregiving Editor, Emily Gurnon, recently published the article, "How to Detect and Respond to Elder Abuse." This piece features NCALL Director, Bonnie Brandl, whom Gurnon saw lead a workshop at last week's American Society on Aging annual conference in Chicago. You can read the article in its entirety by following this link.  

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NCALL National Resource Directory CoverNCALL’s National Abuse in Later Life Directory lists local programs designed to work with older victims of abuse, especially those who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. State and national resources have also been included in the directory to help direct older adults, family, and friends to services and additional resources in their area. If you would like to look for services for victims in your local area, please click here.

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In 2016, NCALL created the Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocatesreport. This summary report describes seven guiding principles with minimum guidelines and practical strategies for advocates and programs to consider when creating or enhancing their services to better meet the needs of older survivors. Hyperlinks to 34 video segments of experts discussing key content are interspersed throughout the document. To download this resource with captioned videos, please click here. To download this resource with visually described videos, please click here.

 

 

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