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Besides the NAMI site that offers some support for friends/family of soldiers/officers returning to the States with PTSDs, what other resources are there? Guidelines of safety have been delineated for tho...
Kathryn
05/26/2009
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I have adult victims who need help. they want to end their lives and it is very difficult to help. some are in therapy and receiving medications. but they are in pain. what else can we do?
almond scott
01/21/2009
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Isantiadvocate
04/29/2009
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Session Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this an...
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06/18/2008
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What suggestions do you have for young professional to help older victims feel more comfortable in asking for assistance?
Lisa Corona
06/18/2008
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Alethea Brown
07/08/2009
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V. Padayachee
08/11/2008
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Laura Seff
06/19/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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I am interested in providing information and services to our older ressidents. Can you share a few effective program implementation ideas?
elisa
06/18/2008
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Mary Day
04/16/2009
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Laura Garcia
01/28/2009
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What advice to you have for professionals working with victims of domestic abuse that tolerate the abuse for fear of the alternative, nursing home or living alone? Often, the victim is dependent on the abu...
Jamie W.
06/18/2008
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Mary Day
04/16/2009
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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Are there specific strategies you find effective in engaging an elder experiencing emotional abuse? Do you find any particular approach helpful for elders who may be resistant to accepting assistance?
Linda Puzan
06/18/2008
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Laura Seff
06/19/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/19/2008
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Sandra
06/19/2008
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Can you offer any insight into steps that can be taken to assist an elderly person whose health is quickly deteriorating that is being physically and verbally abused by a mentally handicapped senior citize...
Jennifer
06/18/2008
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Mary Day
04/16/2009
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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Can you point to any resources/publications that discuss the surfacing of and coping with psychological trauma as a result of domestic abuse later in life?
Danielle
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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Many Domestic Violence providers state that older women do not access their shelters. What has been your experience regarding this view and, if true, why don't older victims?
Art Mason
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What can you tell us about programs and services for people with developmental disabilities who are crime victims late in life?
Jean Solis
06/18/2008
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Sandra
06/19/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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Can you make suggestions on assisting victims of Domestic Abuse in Later Life that may experience additional life variables of being an immigrant in a foreign country, language (including: native language ...
Roselle
06/18/2008
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Sandra
06/19/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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In my county, it is a struggle to get elderly victims of domestic abuse to report to law enforcement and follow through with criminal charges, mainly because they fear retaliation and their primary caregiv...
Denice Howard
06/18/2008
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Mary Day
04/16/2009
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Bonnie and Jane
06/19/2008
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What suggestions do you have for raising and addressing issues of sexual assault or abuse for those experiencing domestic abuse in later life?
Marti Hopper
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What are some factors to keep in mind when assisting elderly victims of domestic violence that are different from younger victims?
K Cosgrove
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What are the most common myths about domestic violence in older adults? How do community educators incorporate these myths and realities into their ongoing education about domestic violence prevention?
Ben Atherton-Ze
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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1. We struggle to build collaborations with Senior Centers, have others been successful and how? 2. We have a support group along with shelter, hotline... What types of services do other agencies offer?...
Sandra
06/18/2008
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Aquita Burrus
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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I work for a domestic violence agency and one of our programs works with victims of DV 50 years and older. We are having a difficult time with finding this population. What procedures do you do to access...
Pat Mullen
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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I was just wondering how you work with elderly people who have pets and will not leave them behind. Do you have resources for these clients?
Sarah Mullin
06/18/2008
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Sarah Mullin
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What Law Enforcement training is available in the New York City/Westchester County N.Y. area regarding Domestic Abuse later in life? What referral agencies are in this area? What related material is avai...
E. Adinaro
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What is the latest thinking regarding the connection between power and control dynamics and domestic abuse of elders that has traditionally be classified as "something else"? For example, chronic...
Laura Seff
06/18/2008
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Laura Seff
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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Our long-running elder abuse council which meets monthly and has representation from over 20 criminal justice and CBO agencies would like to start a formal Duluth-like coordinated communtiy response effort...
Terri Kimball
06/18/2008
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Bonnie
06/20/2008
arrow icon Terri: I have someone in mind who I can recommend to contra...
Bonnie
06/20/2008
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Elizabeth Gay
06/18/2008
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Terri Kimball
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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What percentage of elder abuse is perpetrated by the 'in home care provider', the county employee, who has been placed in charge of the elder? What measures has the Adult Aging Program implemented to ensur...
Yvonne McGinnis
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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How can elderly people be encouraged to follow through on the legal remedies available to them when they often feel guilty about pursuing them,especially against children and/or grandchildren?
Austin
06/18/2008
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Bonnie and Jane
06/18/2008
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