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National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

Seventy-seven million baby boomers are aging and people 85 and older, the fastest growing segment of the population, are disproportionately women. These demographic trends have significant implications for victimization, safety, suffering, health, and well-being of tens of millions of older Americans.

Through advocacy and education, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) works everyday to improve victim safety, increase abuser accountability, expand coordinated community response, and ultimately, put an end to abuse in later life.

As a private, non-profit organization, NCALL relies on federal funding and the generosity of others to carry out our work. To pledge your support to NCALL, please visit the Donation page today.


Working with Older Survivors of Abuse:
A Framework for Advocates

Since 1999, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) have responded to questions from advocates on how to tailor victim services to better meet the needs of older adults. As part of our shared mission to enhance the safety and quality of life of victims across the lifespan, NCALL and OVW created Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates. This summary report describes seven guiding principles with minimum guidelines and practical strategies for advocates to consider when working with 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 this link. To download this resource with visually described videos, please use this link

Click the link below to access a recording of a webinar discussing this new resource.

Webinar: Promoting Respect and Dignity Across the Lifespan:  Working with Older Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence – June 9, 2016
Caroline Bettinger-López, White House Advisor on Violence against Women, Office of the Vice President; Rosie Hidalgo, Deputy Director for Policy, Office on Violence Against Women; Bonnie Brandl, Director, NCALL; LaTrice Hogan, NCALL consultant and Former Director, Milwaukee Women’s Center, a division of Community Advocates, Inc.

Webinar: Guiding Principles for Working with Older Victims of Abuse – June 10, 2016
Juanita Davis, Program Manager, and Ann Turner, Elder Victim Service and Advocacy Coordinator, NCALL Presented by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV).