Resources Library: Healthcare Professionals

Domestic Violence Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals

Added Monday, May 07, 2018 by Action Alliance

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) provides a toolkit for mental health professionals to better understand the links between mental health and domestic violence. It examines how DV is expressed and what that poses for those who are impacted by these forms of DV.

Effects of Racism on Domestic Violence Resources

Added Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Action Alliance

This article examines how racism affects African-American women in terms of domestic violence. Racism alters how African American women receive treatment through domestic violence resources and how they perceive resources. Because of racism, African American women have specific concerns when making decisions about domestic violence relationships and what resources would be best for them.

Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence in Later Life

Added Tuesday, May 06, 2014 by Action Alliance

This archived webinar and power point presentation address the issues of elder abuse and domestic violence in later life.  Additionally,  they provide the faith-based community, service providers in aging and violence prevention and other interested individuals with a key new resource to help them respond appropriately and assist people in abusive situations to get the help they need.  Lisa Furr with the Virginia Center on Aging and Adrienne Johnson with SeniorNavigator presented with Dr. E. Ayn Welleford (Virginia Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders/Virginia Commonwealth University) moderating.

http://alzpossible.org/webinars-2/legal/elder-abuse-and-domestic-violence-resources/

Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions

Added Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Action Alliance

Older people today are more visible, more active, and more independent than ever before. They are living longer and are in better health. But as the population of older Americans grows, so does the hidden problem of elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect.

This resource, produced by The American Psychological Association, is a great resource to help define the various types of elder abuse, identify the signs, and guide you in ways to help prevent elder abuse from occuring or continuing.

Elder Abuse in Communities of Color

Added Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Action Alliance

This 8-page resource published by the Women of Color Network as part of their Facts & Stats Collection provides a general overview of abuse later in life.  It includes a chart of types of elder abuse, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and healthcare fraud/abuse.  Also included are sections highilighting specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront communities of color, including Latino/Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Indian, Asian & Pacific Islander, and African American.  Concludes with a great list of resources, both for elders and for communities of color.