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Tag Archives: neglect

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 »

Child neglect commission releases final report

By Paul R. Pace, News staff An estimated four to eight children die from abuse and neglect every day in the U.S.  Approximately half of these children are less than a year old and 75 percent are less than 3 years old. These are some of the findings from “Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse 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 »

IOM releases report updating state of research on child abuse and neglect

By Rena Malai, News staff The Institute of Medicine released a report in September called “New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research,” which was funded by the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect. Joan Levy Zlotnik, director of the NASW Social Work Policy Institute, said the previous report, “Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect,” was published in 1993. The new ... 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 »

Press Advisory: Law & Order SVU’s Tamara Tunie to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington, DC

Delivers Petition at Congressional Briefing on Child Abuse Deaths Washington, D.C./// March 30, 2011///- On April 5, 2011, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Tamara Tunie will travel to Washington, D.C. to deliver a petition asking Congress to hold hearings on child abuse and neglect deaths.  The petition signed by nearly 9,000 people will be delivered specifically to Congressman ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 7, 2008

News Source: Google News When is it neglect? Grand Island Independent – Grand Island, NE By Meredith Gardner It’s a case Michelle Walker, a licensed clinical social worker for Grand Island Public Schools, has faced before. … A Movie, Dinner — and Abuse? Jewish Exponent – Philadelphia, PA According to Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, creator, director and facilitator of “Words Not ... Read More »