NCEA Elder Abuse Bytes: WEAAD Campaign 2015 Edition

Published: Thu, 04/02/15

Please Help the NCEA Set in Motion Our 2015 WEAAD Campaign! 
Our campaign will go live on the ACL hosted microsite on Monday, April 6th! We have made it incredibly convenient for you to launch your own event. Check out our cool new items for 2015 by accessing the Tools & Tips tab. The World Day Toolkit includes: Outreach Guides, Tools, Fact Sheets, Logos, Web Banners, PSAs and so much more!
10 Week Countdown Beginning April 6th
Have you heard about our 10 week countdown?Join us on Twitter for our WEEKLY Twitter chat series featuring nationally renowned experts in the field of elder justice. 

Weekly themes include: Ageism, Building Awareness, Diversity & Inclusion, Multidisciplinary Approaches, Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Expanding Knowledge, Elder Voices, Victim Services and Prevention.

Join us on Twitter and Facebook where we will complement each week’s theme by providing handy resources, the latest headlines and inspiration to take action! 
Save the Date for an International Webinar

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day— Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary

Highlights of the webinar include:
  • A retrospective on a decade of WEAAD accomplishments from the innovator herself, Elizabeth Podnieks, Ph.D.
  • Pilot findings from The Worldwide Face of Elder Abuse, an international study being conducted by Pamela Teaster, Ph.D., Georgia Anetzberger, Ph.D., Elizabeth Podnieks, Ph.D., Raven Weaver, M. S., and the International Federation on Ageing.  
Discover Our WEAAD Blog!

Every Monday during our 10 week countdown, you will have special access to our captivating blog series- providing thoughts, insights and reflections from our experts on themes which will be highlighted in weeks to come.

What a treat! A welcome note and in-depth discussion on AGEISM from our very own NCEA Deputy Director, Julie Schoen, JD will be featured on the April 6th opening blog
​A special thank you to our subcontractor Ageless Alliance whose fantastic efforts made this campaign possible. We could not have launched this without your support! 
 What's Trending Now?
Some News on Elder Shelters
Have you heard of Elder SheltersThese networks of temporary caregiving facilities (i.e.- Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, etc.) may provide emergency accommodations with caregiving and supportive service capabilities in place for older adults in need and in times of crisis.

Many states, (Arizona, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio to name a few) have adopted these safe havens for our nation’s elders.

In Orange County, California, the state’s first Elder Shelter network has banded together to provide shelter in facilities equipped with caring and skilled staff for victims of abuse. 

Development Opportunities in Ohio
On January 1st the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services unveiled its Adult Protective Services Development Opportunities Application Packet.
When & Where Will My Regional Forum Take Place?
Don’t forget to tune in to the upcoming White House Conference on Aging regional forums!  Subscribe to the WHCoA mailing list for future updates if you haven’t already done so.