ABUSE IN LATER LIFEJuly 19, 2012
OVW Abuse in Later Life GrantProgram   Enhanced Training and Services to End    Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later...
Abuse in Later Life as a Subset of Elder      Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Sexual1.3      Assault                        ...
Abuse in Later Life   Age: 50+   Gender: Female and male   Relationship: Ongoing with    expectation of trust   Forms:...
Intimate Partner Violence   Significant segment of elder abuse is    intimate partner violence       Long-term relations...
Other relationships   Adult son, daughter, grandchild   Caregivers &Care receiver as abuser
Sexual Abuse in Later Life   Victims: any age and range of ability   Offenders: spouse/partner, adult sons,    grandchil...
Sexual Abuse   Hands on   Hands off   Harmful genital practices
2.9   OVW, NCALL (2012)
Generational Issues   Retain strong beliefs about privacy and self-    reliance   Have traditional commitments to spouse...
Unique Barriers for Older    Survivors   Ageism                     $Economic issues   Reaction of family         Adul...
Barriers in DV/SA Services   No training on aging and the special needs of    older people   First contact requirements...
Advocacy Issues   Legal issues     POA’s,   guardianships, health care directives   Systems advocacy     APS/Mandatory...
Considerations in Outreach   Language   Images   Location   Build relationships
Collaboration2.15          The act of working together;           united labor
Benefits of Collaboration   Victim safety   More resources for victims   New ideas about how to approach a case   Shar...
Some Challenges Information sharing, confidentiality,  mandatory reporting Lack of resources Lack of understanding of w...
Who Might be Involved2.18                       Advocates          Aging            Faith                                 ...
Questions?
Contact InformationAnn TurnerElder Victim Services & Advocacy CoordinatorNCALL715-483-2521annt@wcadv.orgwww.ncall.us      ...
CARIE’s MissionFounded in 1977, CARIE’s mission is: “To improve the well-being, rights and autonomy of older persons throu...
Circle ofAdvocacy                CASE      ACTION               CAUSE
Major Programs   CARIE LINE   Long Term Care Ombudsman   PA-SMP   Education and Research   Public Policy Initiatives
CARIE LINE   Serves more than 3,000 clients/year   Provides options counseling, problem-solving support    and informati...
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program   The Long Term Care Ombudsman program    provides resident advocacy for thousands of   ...
The Pennsylvania SMP   The SMP-PA Health Care Fraud program is a    federally funded peer-education program   CARIE prov...
Education and Research   Development and presentation of education and    training programs for professionals,    adminis...
Public Policy Advocacy   Track legislative and policy developments at the    local, state and federal levels relevant to ...
Special Project  Caregiver GPS - Caregiver Support Website The Elder’s Advocate, CARIE’s online resource  for caregivers ...
Contact InformationDiane A. Menio, Executive DirectorCenter for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly  (CAR...
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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/
    21. 21. CARIE’s MissionFounded in 1977, CARIE’s mission is: “To improve the well-being, rights and autonomy of older persons through advocacy, education and action”
    22. 22. Circle ofAdvocacy CASE ACTION CAUSE
    23. 23. Major Programs CARIE LINE Long Term Care Ombudsman PA-SMP Education and Research Public Policy Initiatives
    24. 24. CARIE LINE Serves more than 3,000 clients/year Provides options counseling, problem-solving support and information on resources and services  Service over the phone, free of charge and confidential.  No geographic boundaries  Assistance also available online Special Focus Programs  Victim Advocacy  Transportation Advocacy  Health Insurance Counseling
    25. 25. Long Term Care Ombudsman Program The Long Term Care Ombudsman program provides resident advocacy for thousands of consumers in nearly 150 nursing homes, personal care homes, domiciliary homes and adult daily living centers
    26. 26. The Pennsylvania SMP The SMP-PA Health Care Fraud program is a federally funded peer-education program CARIE provides training to retired Medicare beneficiaries across Pennsylvania to enable them to educate Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries within their communities about health care fraud, how to recognize it and what to do about it.
    27. 27. Education and Research Development and presentation of education and training programs for professionals, administrators and staff in the field of aging and aging services Competence with Compassion ® train-the-trainer programs and manuals address elder abuse prevention, ethics of long term care and core training for direct care workers
    28. 28. Public Policy Advocacy Track legislative and policy developments at the local, state and federal levels relevant to older adults and their caregivers Provide oral and written testimony for presentation to legislators and policy-makers Inform advocates and other professionals in the field of aging of pertinent legislative and policy initiatives
    29. 29. Special Project Caregiver GPS - Caregiver Support Website The Elder’s Advocate, CARIE’s online resource for caregivers of older adults. One of the most difficult challenges for caregivers is addressing their loved one’s changing needs for care. The CaregiverGPS will help caregivers think about available options and decisions that may need to be made as a loved one’s care needs increase. http://www.caregivergps.org/
    30. 30. Contact InformationDiane A. Menio, Executive DirectorCenter for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)100 South Broad Street1500 Land Title BuildingPhiladelphia, PA 19110-1088(215) 545-5728menio@carie.org – (267)546-3434Website: www.carie.orgWebinar presented by:Jennifer P. Braude, JD, MSW, Victim Advocatebraude@carie.org – (267) 546-3428

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