Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Strategies for Healthcare Providers

One of my main co-conspirators collaborators, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, is the featured speaker in an upcoming webinar hosted by NSVRC,  Sexual Violence in Later Life: Strategies for Healthcare Providers. The session will be held twice: 11 and 12 June, 2-3:30pm ET. Please note–the audience will be limited to 30 participants for each session so register ASAP. Details after the jump:

From the announcement:

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.

{See also the technical assistance guide on this topic, also authored by Jen}