Domestic Abuse in Later Life: What to Know and How to Respond
Sep 12, 2012
from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Anne Marie Hunter, Lisa Furr, Ann Turner
|Contact Name||Emily Cohen|
|Contact Phone||206.634.1903 Ext 26|
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This Webinar is sponsored by Justice and Witness Ministries United Church of Christ as a part of their Webinar Series, Addressing Domestic and Sexual Violence: Tools for Faith Leaders.
Free and Open to the Public
Elder abuse affects approximately 10% of older Americans and results in physical injuries, emotional and spiritual suffering, financial exploitation, and decreased life expectancy.
One particular dimension of this is domestic violence in later life. While this is not unlike domestic violence in other stages of life, it does present its own set of dynamics and particular complications. Faith community leaders and members can help.
Join us to learn more about domestic violence in later life, helpful resources, referrals, community collaborations, and how you and your faith community can play a role in keeping older adults in your congregation and community safe. We will also hear about how one community is responding.
Meet Our Presenters
Anne Marie Hunter is an ordained United Methodist pastor. She received her M.Div. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Religion and Society from Drew University. In 1991, Hunter founded Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence, a small grassroots nonprofit agency. Working as a bridge, Safe Havens strengthens the capacity of diverse faith communities and service providers to engage in collaborative efforts to address domestic violence and elder abuse through education, resources, and technical assistance. In 2003, Safe Havens was invited to provide Technical Assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. Current national projects include Elder Abuse and Faith and Domestic and Sexual Violence and Faith in Rural Communities. Hunter is currently Safe Havens’ Director and serves on the Board of Jane Doe, Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
Lisa Furr is the Project Coordinator for the Central Virginia’s Task Force on Domestic Violence in Later Life, a part of the Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. A local partnership of organizations working since 1998 to raise awareness and improve the community response to women aged 50 and older who experience domestic, sexual or family violence, the Task Force does direct work with the four local city and counties and offers technical support statewide. Lisa formed and works with multidisciplinary teams in three jurisdictions - each with a different persona. President of the Board for the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Lisa also chairs their conference committee as well as being a member of the conference committee for the National Adult Protective Services Association. Lisa holds a Master’s degree from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Ann Turner has been a grassroots organizer for the violence against women movement since 1981 and was one of the founders of an agency serving domestic and sexual abuse survivors in northwestern Wisconsin. She served as the director of the program for 20 years. Ms. Turner began work with Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) in 2002 as a Rural Technical Assistant Specialist. In 2003, Ann’s job expanded to include working with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life project (NCALL). Ann has trained extensively throughout the United States on abuse in later life issues. Ms. Turner co-authored, “A Collaborative Victim Centered Response to Abuse in Later Life”, a training curriculum used by recipients of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Abuse in Later Life grant program. She also co-authored a chapter on Domestic Abuse in Later Life for a book titled “Domestic Violence Mosaic: Culturally Competent Practice with Diverse Populations.”
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