I get a lot of questions about program expansion, particularly related to 1.) education; and 2.) funding. Here’s a session that will address the latter, at least as it relates to elder abuse programming. OVW and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) are hosting a webinar to discuss previous grantees in the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program and address the necessary steps to apply for these funds. It will be held June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, at 2pm ET. From the announcement:
Each day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65. As the number of older individuals in America increases, unfortunately so does the number of potential victims of elder abuse. Research indicates that one in ten older adults are abused and that two-thirds of elder abuse victims are women. This webinar on June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – will commemorate WEAAD 2017 and the efforts of communities and professional around the county to confront elder abuse. This webinar will also provide participants with a detailed overview of OVW’s Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program. This grant program funds communities across the country to address elder abuse through trainings, services, and a coordinated community response. Participants will hear from previous years’ grantees about the impact the grant program has had on their community’s response to abuse in later life. Participants will also learn about steps they can take to prepare to apply for the grant.
Register for the webinar here.