The Lifting Up the Voices video series features older survivors who have experienced one or more of the following:  intimate partner violence, financial exploitation, and scams, sexual assault/abuse or stalking.  All too often these forms of abuse co-occur.

These videos elevate the resiliency of older survivors of abuse and exploitation while combating ageist assumptions about victims. The stories highlight the impact of elder abuse on older adults and their families as well as suggest effective interventions.

Each video has a discussion guide designed for a multidisciplinary audience. The guide can be used for individual reflection or to discuss the video with a group or training audience. Download the discussion guides below.

Click any image below to launch the corresponding video on YouTube.

Charlotte and Howard: Financial Exploitation by a Befriender
Donna: Coercive Control and Intimate Partner Violence
Jewel: Intimate Partner Violence including Economic Abuse
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Leonard and Meneleo: Financial Exploitation by Strangers
Linda: Sexual Assault by a Neighbor
Mariana: Financial Exploitation by a Befriender
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Mary Ann: Stalking in Later Life by an Acquaintance
Mary Lou: Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life
Tammy: Sexual and Physical Abuse in an Intimate Partner Relationship
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Discussion Guides

These videos were produced in 2019 by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Terra Nova Films under award number 2017-VF-GX-K133 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Abuse in Later Life
Abuse in later life and elder abuse are terms used to describe harm to older adults. Abuse in later life and elder abuse can happen to any older adult and can occur in any setting and across all communities and...
Working with Older Survivors
The Working with Older Survivors videos, created in conjunction with the resource Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates,  offer subject matter experts discussing key concepts related to supporting older survivors of abuse.
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