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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

Posted June 25, 2016 At least 5 million older adults reports experiencing abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year (Administration for Community Living, 2016, 2016)—and many more cases of elder maltreatment go unreported. Such mistreatment can manifest as neglect or self-neglect; emotional (psychological), physical, or sexual abuse; financial (or material) exploitation; and abandonment. Recognizing both the magnitude of this problem and ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

Posted June 13, 2015 Did you know that at least one in 10 older adults living in the United States experiences abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year—and that, for every reported case of elder mistreatment, an estimated 23 cases go unreported? Such mistreatment can manifest as neglect or self-neglect; emotional, psychological, physical, or sexual abuse; financial abuse and exploitation; and ... Read More »

One Person, One Action, One Nation: United Against Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15   Every year, at least one in 10 older adults experiences elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Moreover, researchers estimate that, for every reported case of elder abuse, another 23.5 cases go unreported. Social workers play essential roles in preventing, identifying, and addressing elder abuse. That’s why every action by every individual is needed ... Read More »

Take Action on Elder Abuse: Comment on National Priorities & Raise Awareness

Join NASW in commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), an observance of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, this month. Visit the WEAAD resource library for information and ideas about how to plan a program in your community. Schedule a viewing of a WEAAD program addressing governmental and United Nations perspectives on elder abuse on Friday, ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011, is the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – an international effort in support of the United Nation’s International Plan of Action on Ageing acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.  The Administration on Aging (AoA) is honored to once again publicly observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ... Read More »

Q&A Elder Abuse Webinar Specialty Practice Sections

Excerpts below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinar on elder abuse. SPS members can download the on demand audio recording or read the transcript by visiting the NASW Section page for details. CE credit is also available. Q: …Minimum age for elder abuse? A: In Ohio for example it is age 60, but other states have ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 7, 2009

Source: Google News Veterans Seek Financial Help KFDA – Amarillo, TX … which we can help other veterans that do not meet the other benefit packages as a veteran,” said Maxine Brandon, VA Hospital’s Social Work Executive. … Study: Need for standardizing creds Iowa City Press Citizen – Iowa City, IA A University of Iowa survey of 1071 nursing homes ... Read More »