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Elder Abuse Commission's 2023 Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event



Protecting the Unprotected

Commemorating the 2023 Ohio Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission
proudly presents:

From Research to Practice: Integrating Trauma Informed Responses to Elder Abuse

Featured speaker: Shelly L. Jackson, Ph.D., Consultant, Elder Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice

Date:               Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Time:               10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.)
Location:       The Ohio State University Fawcett Center
Cost:                $30, including training materials, lunch and professional credits (CLE, CEU and
                            law enforcement credits are pending.)

Save the Date (printable PDF)

This conference will help advocates who work with older Ohioans realize how trauma among older adults needs to be understood by all in order to effectively respond to elder abuse victims. Just as childhood trauma can delay or stunt early development, we need to explore elder abuse and other trauma that manifests later in life using a similar framework that examines the root cause of their difficulties and troubling behavior, which is often not understood or addressed. “What happened to you?” is the question we need to ask elder abuse victims, instead of “What’s wrong with you?”

The Elder Abuse Commission provides annual events and activities like this conference that commemorates Ohio Elder Abuse Awareness Day because they are essential to keeping the conversation going and building collaborative partnerships to increase awareness, prevention and detection of elder abuse statewide. The Commission works to identify best practices, advocates for laws and policies to improve protection of older adults, shares expertise and promotes research to advance its mission, and supports a safe and just Ohio for everyone.

For more information about this event, contact Sylvia Pla-Raith at