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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2015

To honor the day and draw focus to the issue of elder abuse, NCALL will release a daily web graphic, June 1-15, on our WEAAD 2015 webpage. Each graphic will feature a compelling fact or statistic about elder abuse. Stay tuned to the End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Twitter page for daily updates!

ABOUT WEAAD

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is recognized annually on or around the 15th of June. Since its inception in 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by sharing information about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life and promoting the resources and services that work to increase victim safety and improve offender accountability.

2015 WEAAD EVENTS

  • April 6-June 15: 10 Week Countdown to WEAAD 2015
    Beginning April 6, The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) will be hosting a “10 Week Countdown to WEAAD 2015!” The countdown will take place on NCEA’s Facebook and Twitter sites and will lead to the main event, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2015. Each week will focus on a specific theme based on the Elder Justice Roadmap Project. Throughout each week, the NCEA will share a blog post from an expert in the field as well as notable research, education, policy and practice efforts pertaining to that week’s topic. Additionally, every Friday will feature a Twitter Chat using the hashtag #WEAADweekly. These chats will feature special guests and will engage participants in a lively discussion of the weekly topic. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/NationalCenteronElderAbuse or www.ncea.aoa.gov.
  • May 22: Webinar: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day — Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary
    Time: 10:00 AM (PT)/1:00 PM (ET)
    Length: 1 hour
    Registration will open April 15, 2015 and space will be limited. 
    The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and WEAAD Consortium will be sponsoring a webinar event in association with the International Federation on Ageing, National Committee to Prevent Elder Abuse (NCPEA) and National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) entitled: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day— Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary. 
    Among many agenda items, some highlights of the webinar will be a retrospective of WEAAD accomplishments from the innovator herself, Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD, pilot findings from the WEAAD consortium and a panel discussion on the future of WEAAD provided by: Alex Kalache, MD, Greg Shaw, Trudy Gregorie and Susan Somers, JD.
  • June 1-15: 15 Day Countdown to June 15
    Beginning June 1, The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) will host  a 15 Day Countdown to WEAAD 2015! Consisting of a series of web graphics and elder abuse facts, the countdown will take place on NCALL’s WEAAD 2015 webpage and on End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's Facebook and Twitter sites.
  • June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day First Global Summit, Washington, DC
    The first ever World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summit will take place June 15, 2015 at the Securities and Exchange Commission Building, Washington, DC. Please join with national and international elder abuse prevention leaders for this important event! For more information, please click here.

IDEAS FOR RAISING AWARENESS ON JUNE 15

SELECTED RESOURCES

  • Administration for Community Living 
     As in past years, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), encourages individuals and organizations across our nation, states, and local communities to take a stand and to raise public awareness about elder abuse. As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ACL is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support efforts to shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden public health problem. Remember, it only takes one individual, one action, to make a difference.
  • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
  • AoA’s NCEA website contains many resources to help you find assistance, publications, data, information, and answers about elder abuse. For information and ideas about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, visit the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day section of the website. 
  • VAWnet Special Collection: Preventing and Responding to Abuse in Later Life. This collection draws from the work of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and other organizations to highlight the complexities of older people's DV/SV experiences and emphasizes collaborative and multi-pronged approaches to addressing DV/SV in later life