Sexual Violence in Later Life: Strategies for Health Care Providers

06/11/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Benje Douglas
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717-909-0710 ext. 127
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PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, International Association of Forensic Nurses


Healthcare providers are in a unique position regarding effective identification and response to sexual violence in Later Life (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2012).  The short- and long-term health implications for patients, in combination with increased mortality rates, make recognizing and effectively responding to sexual violence against older adults an important responsibility of all health care professionals.  Collaboration with community-based sexual assault organizations and advocates is helpful in ensuring that health care professionals have the tools they need to identify and respond to sexual violence.


Forensic examiners, medical advocates, healthcare professionals and sexual assault advocates --This event is for anyone who works closely with adults in later life and would like to learn more about how sexual violence impacts the elder community.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The content will be the same for each webinar and we are limiting the audience to 30 individuals, please feel free to sign up for either but not both.

Cost: Free.

REGISTRATION: Deadline: June 6th, 2014

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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