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Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence

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KidsPeace Clinical Café – Zoom Webinar

**Upcoming event**

Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence

Wednesday, February 22nd, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST)

Webinar Event – Training is FREE

(continuing education credits are available)

KidsPeace, with co-sponsor NASW-PA Chapter, invites you to the February Clinical Café webinar available on Zoom. Join us to discuss the impacts of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse, and how this affects different populations.

Presenter Melissa Grimmer, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley Medical Advocate, will define intimate partner abuse, the frequency which it occurs and how to deliver resources in a trauma-informed manner to patients that are experiencing domestic abuse.

Please see the attached flyer for webinar event details, including the link to register. If you have a co-worker, other professional, or anyone that may benefit from the training, please share.

I have also included the link to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turning-point-tickets-514951743527. The deadline to register is February 17th, 2023.

The Department of Aging marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with the launch of two new online education resources.

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with the launch of two new online education resources.
New Webpage Focused on the Growing Problem of Financial Exploitation of Older Adults
Our new financial exploitation resource webpage features information for older adults, caregivers and other aging professionals on warning signs, preventive measures, and an expandable menu of resources on key topics such as banking and finance, legal services and dementia.
Future resources will include short educational videos from our Financial Exploitation Task Force experts explaining financial exploitation topics in everyday terms, as well as, a social media tool kit.
Learn about Financial Exploitation by visiting www.aging.pa.gov/FE

New Elder Abuse Awareness Web-based Training
This interactive module is available to Commonwealth employees, Pennsylvania’s aging network and the public. The module was developed to reach a broad audience and covers the four major types of abuse and how to recognize them; signs to watch for, mandatory and voluntary reporting of abuse, when and how to report, and more. The training takes about 20 minutes to complete.
This training is available on the PDA Learning Management System (LMS).
Access the Online Training Module via PDA-LMS
To access the online training module click the above button or navigate the path below:
Visit https://www.pda-lms.org
Scroll to the Training Resources section (see screenshot below)
Select Elder Abuse Awareness Training
PDA-LMS homepage showing where to find the Elder Abuse Awareness Training.
(Note: Non-Commonwealth employees will not receive a certificate of completion for this course. Commonwealth employees who wish to have their completion certified can access this course by searching Elder Abuse in My Training on www.myworkplace.pa.gov). 

WEAAD is an opportunity for people and organizations to take action to protect older adults by raising awareness about elder abuse, why it occurs, and what can be done to stop it. 
Learn More About WEAAD Activities and Resources

Financial Exploitation is Elder Abuse: Report it 1-800-490-8505Anyone suspecting elder abuse should call the statewide reporting hotline at 1-800-490-8505, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pennsylvanians will soon have a new way to connect to mental or behavioral health crisis services! 988

Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County

See You May 26!
Dear Friends of DVS, As a primary care clinician at Union Community Care during these stressful pandemic days, I regularly see women who are trying to survive with limited resources for themselves and their children. The pandemic’s isolation has permitted intimate partner violence to continue – in a very frightening way. At UCC, we ask our patients about their safety at home in many different ways, and I hope that by doing this, we are giving folks an opportunity to ask for help, whether through verbal information, the texting number in our bathrooms, or referral to our embedded social work and behavioral health staff.   In addition to supporting victims and survivors in my work, my husband, Lenny Walton, and I have personally supported DVS for many years in various ways – including introducing our friends and neighbors to this important cause. I would invite you to please join me at the first-ever DVS Mixer on May 26th and bring a friend to learn about DVS and widen our circle of caring.
Linda Gort DVS Supporter & Advocate2021 Catalyst for Change Awardee
Connect the Dots AND Bring a Friend!
Please join us for the DVS Spring Mixer!
Thursday, May 26, 20225:30 – 7:30p.m.Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Please contact Brittany Mitchell, at bmitchell@caplanc.org or call 717-299-7388 ext. 3099
Purchase Tickets HereSponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorships are available and the key to our success! We seek business, organizational and individual sponsorships for our year-long series of events – as a package. Sponsors will receive even more recognition than in the past, as they will be featured at various events throughout the year. For more information, please contact: Kristy Aurand • Phone: 717-299-7388, ext. 3032 • Email: kaurand@caplanc.org
Other Ways to Support!
Do you want to help domestic violence survivors, but you aren’t sure what you can do? We’re here to help.We hope you will join us in standing up for survivors in October and always. Here’s how you can get involved:Sign up to be an advocate. Start a Facebook Fundraiser.Set up a monthly donation. Share your story. Become a sponsor.Attend the events.Schedule a Circle of Support.
Thank You For SupportingVictims & Survivors! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌Support DVS with a One Time GiftSustain DVS with a Recurring Gift About Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County DVS is a catalyst to eliminate domestic violence in Lancaster County through direct service, advocacy, and social change. DVS offers 24/7 hotline and text line, emergency shelter, counseling, children’s programming, legal advocacy and representation, and transitional housing. All services are free of charge and strictly confidential. DVS hosts professional trainings and community education and prevention sessions for schools, businesses and community and faith-based organizations. For more information, visit caplanc.org/DVS.
 
Community Action Program of Lancaster County | 601 South Queen Street, P.O. Box 599, Lancaster, PA 17608-0599

Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County

See You May 26!
Dear Friends of DVS, Spring is here, and we are so excited about the opportunity to gather with you in person at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum on May 26th! We recognize that we’ve changed it up this year. We have moved from the Saturday night Gala format, which was successful for so many years, to two more accessible gatherings, one on May 26 and the other in October. While change can be challenging, our intention with this shift is to mingle our longtime supporters with a new group of community members who will become dedicated to the DVS mission. For each ticket purchased, we encourage you to invite one new supporter to become more familiar with DVS’ work and with the challenges faced by domestic abuse survivors. While so many things have changed over the past two years, there are some things that remain the same. Our mission to end domestic violence is one. And the amazing support that DVS receives from the community to help support survivors rebuild their lives is another. Great food and drinks. Live music. Delicious desserts. A mission moment…We look forward to seeing you on May 26th! Wishing you safety and peace in your homes,Christine Gilfillan Director
Connect the Dots AND Bring a Friend!
Please join us for the DVS Spring Mixer! Thursday, May 26, 20225:30 – 7:30p.m.Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Please contact Brittany Mitchell, at bmitchell@caplanc.org or call 717-299-7388 ext. 3099 Purchase Tickets HereSponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorships are available and the key to our success! We seek business, organizational and individual sponsorships for our year-long series of events – as a package. Sponsors will receive even more recognition than in the past, as they will be featured at various events throughout the year. For more information, please contact: Kristy Aurand • Phone: 717-299-7388, ext. 3032 • Email: kaurand@caplanc.org
Other Ways to Support!
Do you want to help domestic violence survivors, but you aren’t sure what you can do? We’re here to help.We hope you will join us in standing up for survivors in October and always. Here’s how you can get involved:
Sign up to be an advocate. Start a Facebook Fundraiser.Set up a monthly donation. Share your story. Become a sponsor.Attend the events.Schedule a Circle of Support.
Thank You For Supporting Victims & Survivors! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Support DVS with a One Time GiftSustain DVS with a Recurring Gift
About Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County
DVS is a catalyst to eliminate domestic violence in Lancaster County through direct service, advocacy, and social change. DVS offers 24/7 hotline and text line, emergency shelter, counseling, children’s programming, legal advocacy and representation, and transitional housing. All services are free of charge and strictly confidential. DVS hosts professional trainings and community education and prevention sessions for schools, businesses and community and faith-based organizations. For more information, visit caplanc.org/DVS.
 
Community Action Program of Lancaster County | 601 South Queen Street, P.O. Box 599, Lancaster, PA 17608-0599

Domestic Violence Lancaster County Spring Mixer – Save the Date: May 26!

Save the Date!
Connect the Dots AND Bring a Friend!
Please join us for the DVS Spring Mixer!
Thursday, May 26, 2022 5:30 – 7:30p.m.
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
To expand our reach, we are giving away a free ticket for every ticket purchased! Bring a new friend or DVS supporter to the event at no additional cost.
At the Mixer, we’ll have the opportunity to mingle and learn about what is happening at DVS in a fun, indoor/outdoor venue with live music, light food, and drinks.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Please contact Brittany Mitchell, at bmitchell@caplanc.org or call 717-299-7388 ext. 3099Will You Be Attending?
LOCATION
2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
DATE AND TIME
05/26/22 5:30pm – 05/26/22 7:30pm
I’ll be there!
Maybe I can’t make it
Purchase Tickets Here
Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorships are available and the key to our success! We seek business, organizational and individual sponsorships for our year-long series of events – as a package. Sponsors will receive even more recognition than in the past, as they will be featured at various events throughout the year. For more information, please contact: Kristy Aurand • Phone: 717-299-7388, ext. 3032 • Email: kaurand@caplanc.org

Other Ways to Support!
Do you want to help domestic violence survivors, but you aren’t sure what you can do? We’re here to help.
We hope you will join us in standing up for survivors in October and always. Here’s how you can get involved:
Sign up to be an advocate. Start a Facebook Fundraiser.
Set up a monthly donation. Share your story. Become a sponsor.
Attend the events.
Schedule a Circle of Support.
Thank You For Supporting Victims & Survivors! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Support DVS with a One Time GiftSustain DVS with a Recurring Gift
About Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County
DVS is a catalyst to eliminate domestic violence in Lancaster County through direct service, advocacy, and social change. DVS offers 24/7 hotline and text line, emergency shelter, counseling, children’s programming, legal advocacy and representation, and transitional housing. All services are free of charge and strictly confidential. DVS hosts professional trainings and community education and prevention sessions for schools, businesses and community and faith-based organizations. For more information, visit caplanc.org/DVS.
 
Community Action Program of Lancaster County | 601 South Queen Street, P.O. Box 599, Lancaster, PA 17608-0599

“Sexual assault in the military … “

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“is a problem widely recognized but poorly understood. Elected officials and Pentagon leaders have tended to focus on the thousands of women who have been preyed upon while in uniform. But over the years, more of the victims have been men.

“On average, about 10,000 men are sexually assaulted in the American military each year, according to Pentagon statistics. Overwhelmingly, the victims are young and low-ranking. Many struggle afterward, are kicked out of the military and have trouble finding their footing in civilian life.

“For decades, the fallout from the vast majority of male sexual assaults in uniform was silence: Silence of victims too humiliated to report the crime, silence of authorities unequipped to pursue it, silence of commands that believed no problem existed, and silence of families too ashamed to protest.”

Read this report in its entirety at The New York Times.

“We Prosecute Murder Without the Victim’s Help. Why Not Domestic Violence? | For years, cases in which victims didn’t want to cooperate were simply tossed out. Then a dedicated group of prosecutors found a better way.” – New York Times OPINION

domestic abuseA portrait of Michelle Monson Mosure and her children, Kristy and Kyle, taken in the summer of 1999. It was given to Michelle’s family by the parents of her husband, Rocky Mosure, after he shot and killed all three.” – Creditvia The Billings Gazette

by Rachel Louise Snyder

“Domestic violence victims recant their testimony as much as 70 percent of the time, according to some estimates. People like Michelle do so to protect themselves against their abusers’ retaliation when they feel that authorities cannot or will not help.

“Once they recant, they’re often proved right. Authorities in many jurisdictions still believe that without victim cooperation, there’s no reason to prosecute. If a victim doesn’t care, the logic goes, why should anyone else?

“‘The criminal justice system,’ Ms. Tenney told me, ‘isn’t set up for uncooperative witnesses.’

“In the 1980s and ’90s, however, a group of dedicated prosecutors began to believe recanting didn’t have to be an impediment to legal action; after all, murder trials happened every day without victim cooperation.”

Read this opinion piece in its entirety at The New York Times.

 

Administration for Community Living (ACL) Seeking Feedback on Updates to Adult Protective Services (APS) Guidelines

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The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking feedback on draft updates of the National Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services (APS) Systems. The Guidelines were published in 2017 to provide guidance to the APS field about effective practices. ACL is updating the Guidelines to incorporate new research findings and new areas of interest in APS practices and policies. 

ACL is holding a series of webinars seeking feedback on the draft updates.  Click the links below to register.


ACL is also accepting written comments on all parts of the original and revised Guidelines.  Submit comments here by May 31, 2019.

See more at the ACL Website.