Victims Assistance & Advocacy

Upcoming Webinars

Financial Elder Exploitation
Karen Webber
08 / 21 / 2018

Financial exploitation of older adults is occurring more and more across the United States.  Despite the prevalence of these cases, first responders like police, case workers, and concerned family [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.
08 / 30 / 2018

This webinar reviews current sex offender management and treatment strategies, including civil commitment, specialized supervision, sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restrictions. We will discuss the efficacy of these [...]

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Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan
09 / 13 / 2018

Complex elder abuse cases cannot be effectively managed in organizational silos. Assisting older adults who are suffering, often in silence, takes a Multidisciplinary Team. MDTs are powerful interventions that provide [...]

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Growing and Nurturing Elder Abuse MDTs
Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan
10 / 04 / 2018

The beauty of an elder abuse multidisciplinary team is that it can evolve, grow and naturally, powerfully, integrate with a region’s intervention options for older adults who are [...]

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Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors
Jason Vail Cruz
Lindsay Ashworth
11 / 29 / 2018

This one-hour training is appropriate for justice professionals working with victims of sexual violence. After a brief overview of the dynamics of sexual violence, the neurobiology of trauma, and the [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Medical Records for Child Abuse Cases
Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Medical reports and records make all the difference when it comes to proving child abuse cases. The medical field is one of the most prestigious career paths that entail years [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Menaker is back on Justice Clearinghouse for part two of her three-part webinar series that seeks to understand sexual assault perpetration. Dr. Menaker holds an MA in Clinical [...]

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Upstandership Elder Justice
Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a socialite with a heart for philanthropy and she lived a long, amazing life. That is until her son, Tony Marshall took advantage of Brooke’s [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are brought to the forefront as more and more victims find their voices to speak up and tell their stories. Movements across the globe [...]

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Ambiguous Loss
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Experiencing loss is painful, but there is some solace in the conclusiveness of knowing something or someone is no longer a part of your life. Ambiguous loss is incomprehensible given [...]

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Ask Me Anything Elder Abuse
Paul Greenwood

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder [...]

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Children as Witnesses in DV Cases pt I
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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Providing Wellness Support for Online Child Exploitation Personnel
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Employees working in the field of public service and social welfare often extend help to others who go through tumultuous moments. In doing so, they also take into their psyche [...]

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Articles

Christina McCale

With a sexual assault happening every  98 seconds in the US, (equalling 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men having been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault) it'[...]

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"Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect." What a lovely quote speaker Jacke Schroeder made during her recent webinar about Building Community Safety Nets for our [...]

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"Start with your why." Love this quote from Jacke Schroeder's recent presentation about how to start programs to support victims of elder abuse. Be sure to check [...]

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Summer Stephan SD Co Attorney

A powerful comment from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan in the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint 2018. "Our civilization will be judged on [...]

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Emotional Support for Mass Casualty Survivors
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt
Christina McCale

Once the police tape is gone, what are the best ways to support survivors of traumatic events, like Mass Casualty Shootings? Check out our interview with trauma care expert and [...]

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Caring for Elders
Christina McCale

The proverb that "it takes a village" doesn't just apply to children. Often it takes a village to help solve a variety of issues, including creating [...]

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elder care elder abuse
Christina McCale

People typically agree that Elder Abuse is a horrifying crime and that those who abuse elders should be punished. But what if you've never investigated an elder abuse case? [...]

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Brooke Astor's grandson, Philip Marshall exposed Tony Marshall, his father, for abusing his grandmother. Since his grandmother's controversial case, Philip made it his life's purpose, through beondbrooke.[...]

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Our Subject Matter Experts

Meet the people who present on this topic
Lindsay Calamia

Lindsay Calamia is the Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team Statewide Coordinator at Lifespan of Greater Rochester. Lindsay supports functioning Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams and provides consultation, outreach, training and technical assistance to newly [...]

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Leemie Kahng-Sofer

Leemie Kahng-Sofer is a Program Manager within the Missing Children Division of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  She is based out of NCMEC's Texas [...]

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Karen Webber

Karen Webber is a forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in Rochester, New York, who has worked on financial exploitation cases for older and vulnerable [...]

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Peg Horan

Peg Horan is a social worker and the Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator for the New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC). She facilitates its [...]

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Roger Blevins

Mr. Blevins graduated with a BSN from the University of Tulsa College of Nursing in 1979, and received his certificate as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the United States Army Academy [...]

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Patrick Beumler
Patrick Beumler

Detective Sergeant Patrick Beumler is the Family Violence Supervisor for the Glendale Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Special Victim’s Unit. He has served with Glendale PD [...]

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Dyanne Greer

Dyanne Greer is an attorney in the Maricopa County Family Violence Bureau in Phoenix, Arizona.   She has been a prosecutor for 30 years, starting in the Maricopa County Attorney&[...]

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Philip Marshall

In 2006, after years of increasing concern, Philip Marshall, with the help of others, sought a petition for guardianship (which was awarded) for his grandmother, Brooke Astor, who was a victim [...]

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Jason Vail Cruz

Mr. Vail Cruz is the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. In this role, he provides training and technical assistance on best [...]

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Lindsay Ashworth

Ms. Ashworth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State [...]

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