Family violence and abuse in later life is a pervasive and challenging issue affecting millions of older adults throughout the country each year. Because such abuse often goes unreported, it is important for legal service providers and other professionals working with older survivors of abuse to understand and recognize the types of abuse and common tactics used by those who cause harm to assert power and control over older adults.
This training will explore ways that legal assistance, elder rights, and aging services professionals can work with older survivors of abuse in later life, which includes using a person-centered approach, implementing trauma-informed practices, and strategies for preventing further harm from occurring. Presenters will also provide information and resources for working with older survivors of abuse, which includes the benefits of collaborating with local service providers and community organizations.
· Candace Heisler, Retired Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco, Heisler & Associates
· Ann E. Laatsch, Justice System Coordinator, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
· Erica Costello, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
Capacity for this session is limited to 3,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone. Closed captioning will be available. Please be sure to log onto the webinar a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation on Zoom. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email [email protected] at least one week in advance.
This webinar will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training. We are unable to offer CEU’s or other certifications. Thank you for understanding.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. and will run for one hour.