Category: New & Events

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Free Webcast: Recognizing Elder Abuse on Legal Helplines and Hotlines

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET. 

Recognizing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults over the phone presents unique challenges for legal helpline and hotline advocates, and it requires skills specific to phone communication. Elder abuse may be hidden within the issue presented by the caller, and legal aid attorneys, pro bono attorneys, and staff have the difficult task of spotting these issues and determining the best way to handle them.  Go here to learn more and register for NCLERs free webcast.

 

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) provides free trainings and resources for thousands of advocates a year regarding issues facing low-income older adults. Learn more in NCLER’s new video!

CDAA National Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Symposium

A Multi-disciplinary Training Event:  CDAA National Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse, April 15-18, 2019 @ the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, CA.  This training is designed for prosecutors, investigators, law enforcement, adult protective services administrators and case workers, state and local agency personnel, medical professionals, coroners and medical examiners, and victim/witness advocates who work with the DA Office.  Go here for more information and to register.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

Lifting Up Voices for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019:  Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors is both the title and the foundation for a new video project which features survivors throughout the Unites States sharing their stories and experiences of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and financial exploitation. Additionally, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) invite you to use a soon to be released collection of special Lifting Up Voices outreach and campaigning tools in your community.  If you would like to be placed on a list to receive this new collection of resources, please go here.  Submitting your information will also enable you to receive notifications on the Office of Victims of Crime Lifting Up Voices of Older Survivors by NCALL and Terra Nova Films video release in Summer 2019.

 

Romance Scams

Romance scams are not limited to Valentine’s Day.  These scams happen when a new love pretends to be interested in you as a way to get your money and it happens more than you might think. In fact 26% of Connecticut residents polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted financial scams while seeking friendship or love interest online.  Here are some helpful educational resources:

AARP CT issues a release:  “To help empower people to take steps to protect themselves and their families, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an educational campaign to raise awareness of online-based relationship fraud schemes.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau blogged about romance scams and created a prevention placemat to help older adults who might fall under the spell of a scam artist.  The placemat is part of a series of consumer educational placemats that meal service providers deliver to older adults and senior meal sites.  These placemats are free to download or order in bulk.

Federal Trade Commission wrote a blogpost that features important information such as how to report a scam to the FTC.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) wrote a second blogpost as part of its Online Romance Scams campaign with information on reporting resources and links to its revamped Looking for Love fact sheet series (Version #1 and Version # 2).

 

2018 Elder Justice Symposium

On November 9th the Coalition of Elder Justice in CT brought an array of topics impacting the elder justice world. Attendees heard from their peers on the innovative and collaborative work of the Probate Court and advocates that is creating change for those in need of support.