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Online Elder Abuse Training Module for Legal Advocates

Date: 
06/17/2014
Author: 
Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime

The Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, in collaboration with the Access to Justice Initiative and the Elder Justice Initiative, is pleased to release the first three modules of the free Online Elder Abuse Training for legal service providers. This interactive Web-based training program offers a variety of information, tools and resources, from interactive client scenarios to printable resources for your office. Topics include:

  • Recognizing the signs of elder abuse, including domestic violence and sexual assault in later life.
  • Identifying older adults who are at risk of abuse. 
  • Understanding and responding to difficult ethical issues that arise with elder abuse clients.
  • Identifying various legal remedies available to victims of elder abuse.
  • Connecting victims with appropriate community resources.

Click the "Go to Website" link below to download the free training module from DOJ's website.


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