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Does anyone here have experience working with victims of elder abuse?
Tracy De LaCruz
11/10/2009
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There is advocate but it is hard to reach out of the elders. Hardly have any referral even if I do a lot of public appearance so that they get to know me or at least so that they are aware that there is su...
Beatriz Arakawa
11/10/2009
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11/04/2009
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Elder abuse is a serious issue that deserves attention. Any advice on can I rasie awareness in my local community for these particular victims?
Tracy De LaCruz
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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Dealing with elder abuse is a sensitive subject for many people. Is it difficult to seperate your personal feelings from your work?
Tracy De LaCruz
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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The Pueblo of Zuni's community intervention program to prevent teen suicide has apparently been exptremely successful. Are you aware of any similar Indian Country programs for domestic violence or sexual ...
Dave Baldridge
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/10/2009
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Jacob Davis
11/04/2009
arrow icon Most definitely. There are numerous successful programs in N...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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Have you helped tribes develop elder codes? Does the culture of the tribe play a part in the development of the code?
Jacob Davis
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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Is the financial exploitation of Elders a significant occurance? Are there any statistics of incidence?
Carol Sloan
11/04/2009
arrow icon Great question, I also wonder if financial exploitation of e...
Tracy De LaCruz
11/04/2009
arrow icon Oh my, yes! Exploitation is a huge issue. I do not know of a...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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what are the challenges to collaboration between APS jurisdictions & tribal jurisdictions?
CJ doxtater
11/04/2009
arrow icon The major challenge for me was to review the state codes and...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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What are the barriers to providing services to this specific population?
TerryR
11/04/2009
arrow icon Melissa it seems as if working with tribes is a greater chal...
Tracy De LaCruz
11/04/2009
arrow icon Barriers that I encountered was that I was a Native but not ...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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Have you recieved a lot of community support and assistance in your work?
Tracy De LaCruz
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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What are the key cultural adaptations you have had to make to develop programs to alleviate elder abuse in Native communities?
Cynthia Helba
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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Is corporate guardianship used in cases of elder abuse when the individual is incapacitated? If so, are their special considerations for providing corporate guardianship to an American Indian? Are their g...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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Is there a national model for tribes to use in developing an Elder Abuse code? If so, how may I obtain a copy? If not, are there any other resources that you would recommend?
Judith Heath
11/04/2009
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Beatriz
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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Jacob Davis
11/04/2009
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An increasing number of tribes are starting their own adult protection programs. What innovative practices do you know of whereby tribal and state APS programs work together to effectively serve Native Am...
Barbara Kidder
11/04/2009
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Helen Camel, SW
11/10/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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How can those of us in the Fire Service/Emergency Medical Services assist the Native American communities in our county with elder abuse and domestic violence? I would like to create a format to do this, a...
Patty Ousley
11/04/2009
arrow icon That is a great idea! I would suggest seeking out what agenc...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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Jacob Davis
11/04/2009
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The majority of cases we receive involve theft from the elder's home by their own children. It is extremely difficult to convince them to prosecute these cases. Is there a better approach that can be use...
Jennifer Hale
11/04/2009
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we have an inter-tribal elder coalition that wants to address this issue. they have had problems finding an appropriate vehicle to gather support from their individual tribal governments. Any suggestions?
Cj Doxtater
11/04/2009
arrow icon Well, I'm honored that you thought I was Clifford. He is my ...
CJ Doxtater
11/10/2009
arrow icon Hi, Clifford,We developed a concept for the NM Title VI prog...
Dave Baldridge
11/04/2009
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What type of elder abuse prevention programs have you helped develop? Is there a lot of elder abuse among American Indians? More so than the rest of society? What type of research is conducted through...
Tracy DeLaCruz
11/04/2009
arrow icon You said that in Indian Country elder abuse is a silent prob...
Tracy De LaCruz
11/04/2009
arrow icon Prevention programs I developed were based on a strong colla...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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With Tribal Programs working with Elder Abuse is there now Statistics pertaining to Elder Abuse in Indian Country? How about statistics for the state of Minnesota on Elder Abuse?
Beryl Rock
11/04/2009
arrow icon I think you can get this information from your lead elder ab...
rose barber
11/04/2009
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Jacob Davis
11/04/2009
arrow icon The statistics for Elder Abuse in Indian Country is still ve...
Melissa
11/04/2009
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Could you please address any innovative services specifically for elder victims of sexual abuse or assault? Thanks.
J Levy-Peck
11/04/2009
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Melissa
11/04/2009
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