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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
09/27/2013
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We tend to experience resistance from our local law enforcement in believing the crimes were committed when the victim is an elderly individual with disabilities. Is there sensitivity trainings available o...
Johnson
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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how are older refugees and other migrant inform and offer resources on dv for prevention and awareness
ms. mary
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Have you found that Multidisciplinary Teams are helpful in these situations dealing with disability issues?
mimipeckl
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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What are some of the emerging issues - impacts of new policy like the EJA, victimization trends, new technology to better provide service, etc. that professionals serving older victims with disabilities sh...
Merry O'Brien
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Asked on behalf of the Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College: Older victims w/disabilties may be more vulnerable to re-victimization (the second insult) in the crimoinal justice system....
Kevin Woods
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
arrow icon It can be very frustrating for us when our clients make deci...
Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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Janine Hunt-Jac
09/27/2013
arrow icon Yes it is very frustrating. We work to build a trusting rel...
Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Sgt. Debbie Sta
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Asked on behalf of the Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College... What are the difficulties in explaining the criminal justice process and victims rights to an elderly person/victim with ...
Kevin Woods
09/27/2013
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Janine Hunt-Jac
09/27/2013
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Constance
09/27/2013
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Janine Hunt-Jac
09/27/2013
arrow icon This depends on the what the disability is. Assuming that y...
Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
arrow icon The worker should establish a trusting rapport. Any written...
Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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What are some of the typical barriers in responding to disabled elder victimization?
D. Thomas
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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What are some suggestions on how to begin developing partnerships, and creative and effective approaches to service delivery. In other words, what has worked for you?
Constance
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
arrow icon Reach out to the prospective partner and initiate a conversa...
Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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What are some suggestions on how to most effectively respond to older individuals with disabilities in regards to them as a victim of a crime?
DJ Murdoch
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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very difficult to make judges understand how traumatic bullying of the elderly disabled is - even after I obtained 5 Orders of Protection, they were all dismissed by a local judge, who, in my opinion, viol...
constance kosud
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/30/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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What is the process for reassigning a elderly disable person,(beginning of dementia) from an independent living affordable home to an assisted living arrangement affordable home?
Barbara Givens
09/27/2013
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Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
arrow icon In Massachusetts Protective Services wouldn’t be involved in...
Nancy Alterio
09/27/2013
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Constance
09/27/2013
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Mary Counihan
09/27/2013
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Nancy Alterio and Mary Counihan, MSW to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on respondi...
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