Elder Abuse

The statistics are just astonishing.

1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case known to programs and agencies, 24 were unknown."

Half of all adults with dementia experience abuse and/or neglect.

And in 60% of all cases, the perpetrator is a family member.

While it's true that many cases of elder abuse go unreported due to the victim's own embarrassment or feared implications to family members/caregivers, many cases of elder abuse are never identified because, on the surface, the cases are often initially seen as "merely civil matters."

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Elder Abuse on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge about elder abuse by reviewing some of the information below.

Recorded Webinars

Kimmy Moon
Eden Ruiz-Lopez

While elder abuse occurs across cultural lines, cultural aspects can present both aggravating and mitigating factors on the likelihood of abuse from transpiring. This course will dissect the intersection of [...]

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Sherrill Wayland
Bonnie Olsen

Webinar Video Clip: Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community.   Life can be tough when you’re on the fringe, and for LGBT Elders, this feeling is [...]

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Richard Goldberg
Andrea Higgens
Jenefer Duane

Webinar Video Clip: Suspicious Activity Reports - Taking Your Elder Financial Abuse Investigations to the Next Level   The multi-disciplinary approach required when handling Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) cases has [...]

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Talitha Guinn-Shaver
Jenefer Duane

Working on elder financial exploitation cases requires mobilization from separate entities. APS, law enforcement, financial institutions - these are just some of the sectors that must collaborate to trace the [...]

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Alyssa Neumann
Julie Schoen

How we are communicating is just as important as the message we’re trying to convey. This is especially true when what we’re trying to communicate is a little [...]

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Alan Lawitz, ESQ
Karen Webber

Elder abuse incidents go unnoticed and unreported especially if it does not cause apparent injuries. One aspect of elder abuse that is rarely discovered until it’s too late is [...]

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Kim D'Amico
Julie Schoen

Over the last few years, greater awareness on elder abuse paved the way to numerous initiatives to elevate the criminal justice field’s proactive measures and response to such incidents. [...]

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Karen Webber

Financial exploitation of older adults is occurring more and more across the United States.  Despite the prevalence of these cases, first responders like police, case workers, and concerned family members [...]

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Nick Mastrocinque
Seena Gressin

As technology advances, so shall opportunistic individuals who will find ways to conquer the system for selfish interests. In 2016, 26 million fall victim to identity theft with a total financial loss [...]

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Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan

Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia are back on Justice Clearinghouse for the second part of their webinar presentation about Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT).  Lindsay Calamia is an EMDT Statewide Coordinator at [...]

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Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan

Handling and investigating cases entails effort, for some, it takes a village. Collaborating across multiple agencies can get tedious. At times, one might wish that all the stakeholders can just [...]

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Financial Elder Exploitation
Karen Webber

Elder abuse can happen in various forms, from the most explicit physical abuse to the more discrete emotional and financial abuse. Today’s course will zero in on financial exploitation – [...]

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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a socialite with a heart for philanthropy and she lived a long, amazing life. That is until her son, Tony Marshall took advantage of Brooke’s old [...]

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Jacke Schroeder

Most APS and domestic violence programs don’t have the resources to provide the appropriate, comprehensive Elder abuse and domestic violence are complex issues where the victims are often living [...]

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Paul Greenwood

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder abuse can [...]

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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a writer, and socialite who lived a long life that’s one for the books. Brooke herself was well-aware of how interesting her life was that she [...]

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Brenda K. Uekert

Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family [...]

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Paul Greenwood

Drawing upon his 21 years experience of prosecuting both physical and financial elder abuse and neglect felony cases, Paul will highlight some common misconceptions that often hinder the pursuit of justice [...]

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Jim Seeger
Hilary Weinberg

In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.” With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living longer: the [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenters Kimmy Moon and Eden Ruiz-Lopez answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Cultural Competence and Elder Abuse. Here are just a few of their responses.   [...]

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Sherrill Wayland and Bonnie Olsen shared some insightful information during their webinar, Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community: What Justice Professionals Need to Know. Here’s just [...]

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Webinar presenters Sherrill Wayland and Bonnie Olsen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community: What Justice Professionals Need to [...]

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Webinar presenters Rich Goldberg, Andrea Higgins, and Jenefer Duane answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Taking Your Elder Financial Abuse Investigations to the Next Level: Suspicious Activity [...]

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Webinar presenters Talitha Guinn Shaver and Jenefer Duane answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks: Building Collaboration to Fight Exploitation and Abuse. [...]

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Webinar presenters Alyssa Neumann and Julie Schoen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, How to Talk about Elder Abuse. Here are just a few of their responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Julie Schoen and Kim  D'Amico answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Using the New Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: A New Tool to Help [...]

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Julie Schoen provided a wealth of information for justice professionals during her webinar,  Using the New Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: A New Tool to Help in Elder Abuse [...]

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Webinar presenters Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "Growing and Nurturing Elder Abuse Multi-disciplinary Teams." Here are some of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "How to Launch an Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team -- and Why." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Established elder abuse MDTs can face unique challenges in their evolution. From the addition and departure of new members to the risk of "scope creep," EMDTs can become over-extended without [...]

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Christina McCale

While not a new concept to the justice system, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) can be a critical difference in addressing elder abuse cases, by leveraging the various perspectives, expertise and resources [...]

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Webinar presenter Karen Webber answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Investigating Financial Exploitation: Think Like A Forensic Accountant." Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Philip Marshall answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Achieving Upstandership™: How it can help each and all of us realize (elder) justice .&[...]

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Christina McCale

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan once said "Our civilization will be judged on how we treat our youngest and our oldest members." Indeed, if that's true, what does [...]

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"Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect." What a lovely quote speaker Jacke Schroeder made during her recent webinar about Building Community Safety Nets for our victims of elder [...]

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"Start with your why." Love this quote from Jacke Schroeder's recent presentation about how to start programs to support victims of elder abuse. Be sure to check out Jacke's webinar, "[...]

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A powerful comment from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan in the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint 2018. "Our civilization will be judged on how we [...]

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Christina McCale

The proverb that "it takes a village" doesn't just apply to children. Often it takes a village to help solve a variety of issues, including creating resources to help the [...]

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Christina McCale

People typically agree that Elder Abuse is a horrifying crime and that those who abuse elders should be punished. But what if you've never investigated an elder abuse case? What [...]

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Philip Marshall provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders' capacity is reduced, it's natural. When their assets are reduced [...]

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Philip Marshall provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders lose their voice, it's natural. When we choose not to [...]

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Brooke Astor's grandson, Philip Marshall exposed Tony Marshall, his father, for abusing his grandmother. Since his grandmother's controversial case, Philip made it his life's purpose, through beondbrooke.[...]

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Philip Marshall provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders lose their hearing, it's natural. When we are deaf to [...]

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  Philip Marshal provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders lose their sight, it's natural. When we turn a [...]

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  Philip Marshal provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "To be complacent about Elder Justice is to be complicit in Elder [...]

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Christina McCale

It's easy to believe that elder abuse can only happen to certain populations of society. But the reality is that elder abuse doesn't discriminate; no elder is immune. Societal position, [...]

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Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family and [...]

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The Justice Clearinghouse
Based on a webinar, this infographic discusses the myths of elder abuse and how prosecutors and investigators can overcome them to better protect elders.
Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing. 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for [...]

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Christina McCale

We all will grow older. But that doesn't mean that as older people, we should become victims to elder abuse. But according to recent statistics, all too often, that can [...]

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Christina McCale

Experts say that as many as 5 million elderly people are abused on an annual basis.  Even more tragically, the New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every [...]

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This infographic, based on a webinar, provides the key types of elder abuse, its frequency, and how justice professionals can identify it.
Christina McCale

  With better health care, diet and exercise, most Americans are living longer: on average  78 years  – but can reach to an average of  89 years for [...]

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