Elder Abuse

The statistics are just astonishing.

1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case known to programs and agencies, 24 were unknown."

Half of all adults with dementia experience abuse and/or neglect.

And in 60% of all cases, the perpetrator is a family member.

While it's true that many cases of elder abuse go unreported due to the victim's own embarrassment or feared implications to family members/caregivers, many cases of elder abuse are never identified because, on the surface, the cases are often initially seen as "merely civil matters."

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Elder Abuse on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge about elder abuse by reviewing some of the information below.

Upcoming Webinars

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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Karen Webber
03 / 07 / 2019

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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Recorded Webinars

Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan

Handling and investigating cases entails effort, for some, it takes a village. Collaborating across multiple agencies can get tedious. At times, one might wish that all the stakeholders can just [...]

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Financial Elder Exploitation
Karen Webber

Elder abuse can happen in various forms, from the most explicit physical abuse to the more discrete emotional and financial abuse. Today’s course will zero in on financial [...]

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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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Community Based Safety Nets for Victims of Elder Abuse
Jacke Schroeder

Most APS and domestic violence programs don’t have the resources to provide the appropriate, comprehensive Elder abuse and domestic violence are complex issues where the victims are often [...]

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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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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a writer, and socialite who lived a long life that’s one for the books. Brooke herself was well-aware of how interesting her life was that [...]

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Brenda K. Uekert

Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family [...]

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Paul Greenwood

Drawing upon his 21 years experience of prosecuting both physical and financial elder abuse and neglect felony cases, Paul will highlight some common misconceptions that often hinder the pursuit of justice [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenters Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "How to Launch an Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team -- and Why." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Established elder abuse MDTs can face unique challenges in their evolution. From the addition and departure of new members to the risk of "scope creep," EMDTs can become [...]

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Christina McCale

While not a new concept to the justice system, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) can be a critical difference in addressing elder abuse cases, by leveraging the various perspectives, expertise and resources [...]

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Webinar presenter Karen Webber answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Investigating Financial Exploitation: Think Like A Forensic Accountant." Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Philip Marshall answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Achieving Upstandership™: How it can help each and all of us realize (elder) justice .&[...]

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Christina McCale

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan once said "Our civilization will be judged on how we treat our youngest and our oldest members." Indeed, if that's [...]

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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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