Sexual violence against older adults: How can we start conversations?
Jill Laster is the language access specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
This Saturday (June 15) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and I wanted to write a brief post about thewonderful conversations, trainings, resources and research happening related to sexual violence in later life. I hope that they might be helpful to you as you celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day or in your work as a whole.
- The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life has a wealth of resources and training materials on intimate partner violence against older adults.
- VAWnet has produced an excellent page this year on ways you can become involved on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. (As has NCALL.)
- The NSVRC has a prevention-focused packet for advocates on sexual violence in later life. We also have a recent webinar recording on prosecuting sexual violence in later life.
- The National Latin@ Network is hosting two webinars this month – one in English and one in Spanish – on sexual violence in later life in Latin@ communities, as well as a BlogTalkRadio session.
- The federal Administration on Aging’s National Center on Elder Abuse has a great online listing of state and tribal resources on elder abuse.
I would also love to hear your thoughts. How can we start meaningful conversations in our communities on preventing sexual violence in later life? What materials or trainings have you found valuable?