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  1. 1. ABUSE IN LATER LIFEJuly 19, 2012
  2. 2. OVW Abuse in Later Life GrantProgram Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program  Training  CCR & Systems Change  Services http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ovwgrantprograms.htm #7
  3. 3. Abuse in Later Life as a Subset of Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Sexual1.3 Assault Elder Abuse Sexual Domestic Assault Violence OVW, NCALL (2012)
  4. 4. Abuse in Later Life Age: 50+ Gender: Female and male Relationship: Ongoing with expectation of trust Forms: Physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation
  5. 5. Intimate Partner Violence Significant segment of elder abuse is intimate partner violence  Long-term relationship  New relationship  Late onset
  6. 6. Other relationships Adult son, daughter, grandchild Caregivers &Care receiver as abuser
  7. 7. Sexual Abuse in Later Life Victims: any age and range of ability Offenders: spouse/partner, adult sons, grandchildren, caregivers, family members and others. (least common: strangers) In private dwellings or facility settings
  8. 8. Sexual Abuse Hands on Hands off Harmful genital practices
  9. 9. 2.9 OVW, NCALL (2012)
  10. 10. Generational Issues Retain strong beliefs about privacy and self- reliance Have traditional commitments to spouse, family, home, male/female roles Believe domestic/sexual abuse service programs only for women with children Historical trauma
  11. 11. Unique Barriers for Older Survivors Ageism  $Economic issues Reaction of family  Adult child as members perpetrator Health and disability  Spiritual and religious issues beliefs Lack of system  Lack of affordable and response suitable housing
  12. 12. Barriers in DV/SA Services No training on aging and the special needs of older people First contact requirements IPV only services Off site visits Length of stay Medical needs
  13. 13. Advocacy Issues Legal issues  POA’s, guardianships, health care directives Systems advocacy  APS/Mandatory reporting, aging network, senior housing Family  Educate on protection orders, survivor issues
  14. 14. Considerations in Outreach Language Images Location Build relationships
  15. 15. Collaboration2.15  The act of working together; united labor
  16. 16. Benefits of Collaboration Victim safety More resources for victims New ideas about how to approach a case Shared ownership and responsibility for case outcomes Less “finger pointing”
  17. 17. Some Challenges Information sharing, confidentiality, mandatory reporting Lack of resources Lack of understanding of what other agencies can and cannot do Turf & Ego
  18. 18. Who Might be Involved2.18 Advocates Aging Faith Network Leaders Health Adult Professionals Protective Friends Agencies Ombudsman Family Private Law Firm
  19. 19. Questions?
  20. 20. Contact InformationAnn TurnerElder Victim Services & Advocacy CoordinatorNCALL715-483-2521annt@wcadv.orgwww.ncall.us Clip art throughout this PowerPoint by Isis International http://www.isiswomen.org/

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