ELDER ABUSE

http://www.elderabusecenter.org National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is the largest complete website for elder abuse on the web. This site contains information on not only sexual abuse but other elder abuses including physical, emotional, financial/material exploitation, neglect, abandonment and self-neglect. This site provides links to over 35 sites on aging. There are education and professional training films available from this site, numerous publications, data information and current information. The Elder Abuse Awareness Kit is the most complete resource kit for protecting older people and people with disabilities.

http://www.seniorlaw.com
This site contains multiple links to other websites with elder abuse information.
Links included are: Administration on Aging of the Department of Health and Human Services, American Bar Association, National Center on Elder Abuse, New York Abuse Coalition, California Registry: Elder Abuse, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, CAVNET (Communities Against Violence), Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Victim Center, U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice, Michael Schwartz' Compendium of Elder Abuse Law, and the Bauman & Rasor Group, Inc's Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Information Center.

http://www.geocities.com/~elderly-place/abuse16.html
This website contains Elder& Nursing home Abuse Resources. Information on the following topics can be found at this website: signs and symptoms of abuse, how to report abuse, possible causes of elder abuse and prevention, elder abuse in a nursing home and a review of what nursing home abuse and neglect consists of. This website is very direct and easy to navigate. Users can click on certain topics of interest and go directly to the page of interest.

http://www.wiggin.com
This is a legal website that contains enacted laws that affect clients of social work professional's. Once you enter this website you must conduct a more specific search. This site gives the policy number and a very detailed summary of the law. Following is a partial list of questions this site answers: What are the categories of criminal abuse, who can be charged with the crime of abuse, does this new law target nursing homes and nursing home administrators, what constitutes "abuse", what does "intentional" abuse mean and what does if mean to "knowingly" commit abuse? . At the end of the provided law information there is a contact person's name, phone number and email address for further information or clarification of that particular law.

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/elderabuse This site contains information on elder abuse and the definitions of the different types of abuse. This site was most helpful with the statistics on abuse among the elderly. It is also reported among the professions who are mandated to report abuse or suspected abuse.

http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/elder/cst-nws-elder16.html
This site highlights how the elderly suffer abuse in silence and can be abused by lawyers, nurses, friends, and family members. There is a strong focus on the neglect and financial abuse and examples of convicted abusers are provided. The Department of Aging investigative and prosecution procedures are described. This site also gives information on various resources and laws in different states.

http://www.preventelderabuse.org/issues/culture.html National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: The Role of Culture in Elder Abuse.
The brief site allows readers to gain insight on the impact that culture plays within a family system. It provides 10 areas/questions about elderly care taking that should be assessed when working with elder abuse cases. There are links to other issues related to elderly care, prevention, reduction and available resources for professionals, caregivers and the elderly. The reader will discover some of the services offered through mental health, the type of counseling options for victims and legal assistance for victims of abuse. The site informs you about how to reduce stresses of being a caregiver. It is culturally sensitive to the needs of elderly minorities.

http://www.dvinstitute.org/proceedings/98/98part6.htm Domestic Violence Across the Lifespan of African Americans
This site focuses on maltreatment of minorities and rural poor. There are three articles that discuss the identity of victims. The special themes related to under reporting of elder abuse of African Americans. The first article talks the denial of the victim and abuser to report due to possible stigma and distrust of agencies empowered to provide services for this type of abuse. The reader is made aware of how the believe and value system of African American can contribute to continuation of abuse within this racial group. The author invites other researchers to look at the unique cultural system that the elderly experience through their lifespan. The second article discusses different media that can be used to inform a community in a sensitive manner of elder maltreatment. The article provides strategies that can be used in many communities and states. The third article discusses how artistic therapy can be used to help resolve some of the trauma that black females experience as they age. The author develops her technique while working as in a female prison setting. The project can be applied to communities that have large populations of elderly black females.

http://www.legalrightsfyi.com/elder_abuse.html This web document deals with "Have You Been A Victim of Elder Abuse" from the legal aspect of elder abuse. The website describes three types of elder abuse: domestic, institutional and self-neglect. It also describes several ways that elderly can be abused: physical, psychological or emotional, financial, neglect and abandonment.

http://www.trynova.org/Victims/elderly_abuse.html This website describes the increasing diverse places where adults are residing such as nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living care, board and care facilities, group foster homes, sheltered care, adult family care homes and adult day care among others. It gives the caregivers clues as to what to look for when choosing facilities for their loved ones and what types of abuse occurs in residential care facilities. The types of adult abuse consist of financial abuse or exploitation, caregiver neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.

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