Pursuing Respect and Justice for Faith-Engaged Older Victims of Abuse
Source: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse
Religious affiliation is the most common form of organizational participation among older adults, with 50% reporting attending services weekly. Research indicates that these faith-affiliated older adults are likely to reach out to their faith communities for support if they experience abuse. Yet, too often faith leaders are not trained to respond to abuse in later life. At the same time, many victim service providers and other professionals are not trained to respond appropriately to the needs of faith-involved older victims. During this webinar, we explore how faith can be both a barrier and a resource for older victims and how partnerships between service providers and faith leaders can strengthen wellbeing and support for older victims of abuse. We also discuss resources and available training that could help you enhance the quality of life of older victims in your community who are faith-involved.
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others
Audience: Advocates, Community, Social Services