Date/Time: 
06/15/2014 (All day)
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.aoa.gov/AoA_programs/Elder_Rights/EA_Prevention/weaad.aspx
Description: 

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. Yet it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever discovered.World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Date/Time: 
06/15/2013 (All day)
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for Community Living)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Administration for Community Living
Contact Phone: 
(202) 619-0724
Contact Email: 
aclinfo@acl.hhs.gov
Contact Website: 
http://acl.gov/index.aspx
Description: 

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, individuals and organizations from across the world are urged to raise awareness of the various types of abuse to which older individuals are subjected. We hope that you will join us in making this year’s recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day a rounding success in the United States. This year, take a stand in the fight against elder abuse and take a stand for dignity and respect of our elders. Looking for other ways to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this year and take a stand against elder abuse? As part of the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention, the Administration for Community Living is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support partners in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem. Check out the YEAP toolkit and WEAAD logos for resources when planning your activities. And don’t forget to let the NCEA know what you’re planning this year to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! You can share your event, as well as see what others are planning, too!

Date/Time: 
06/15/2012 (All day)
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Administration on Aging (AOA)
Contact Website: 
http://www.aoa.gov/AoA_programs/Elder_Rights/EA_Prevention/weaad.aspx
Description: 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. (AOA)

Date/Time: 
09/12/2012 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
IASP
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
IASP
Description: 

September 10th, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day: ten years of research, ten years of prevention, ten years of education and dissemination of information.The efforts of this decade are founded on research evidence that we can prevent suicide. Indeed, the most important aim of this initiative, organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), is raising awareness among the scientific community and the general population that suicide is preventable. Hence we must reduce the stigma and silence that still surrounds it.The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day this year is "Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope".Please visit www.iasp.info/wspd/ for more information and resources.

Date/Time: 
04/17/2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Scenarios USA
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Ernestine Heldring
Contact Phone: 
718-230-5125
Contact Email: 
ernestine@scenariosusa.org
Contact Website: 
https://www.scenariosusa.org/
Description: 

Now that we know how a culture of power, control and abuse impacts our young people’s lives and  communities, we need to know that we have the ability to prevent power-based violence as well as teach its prevention in our classrooms. Join Scenarios USA for tips, skills, and creative ways to get our young people talking, thinking critically and writing creatively about their role and agency in shaping a safer, healthier, happier world. Scenarios USA has a unique and engaging way to use film, storytelling, and art to engage our youth in a dialogue about these important issues.

April 17th at 4:00 pm EST. Click here to register: https://answer.rutgers.edu/course/154.

Date/Time: 
04/10/2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Scenarios USA
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Ernestine Heldring
Contact Phone: 
718-230-5125
Contact Email: 
ernestine@scenariosusa.org
Contact Website: 
https://www.scenariosusa.org/
Description: 

Wondering what is going on with our students: why they show up late, miss class, give attitude, or generally have a hard time?  It could be that they’ve experienced power-based violence, such as sexual assault, at the hands of someone they know or who they care about.  Learn more about power-based violence, especially sexual violence, and how these issues affect all of us, whether we are survivors or bystanders. April 10th at 4:00 pm EST. Click here to register: https://answer.rutgers.edu/course/154.

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