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Month: June 2022

By Sondra Phelps, Sexual Assault Outreach Specialist, and Evelyn Chang, Advancement Intern While many people assume that older individuals are at less risk for sexual violence, elders have many of the same risk factors that contribute to higher numbers of sexual violence in very young children and people with disabilities. Like these groups, elders are […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the harm done by elder abuse and discover ways to prevent and stop it. Elder abuse is stigmatized as an “impossible” act, and most older adults do not report the abuse because they fear retaliation, abandonment or neglect. The Facts Approximately 1 in 10 Americans […]