Date:Tuesday June 13th, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm (Central)
Older adult survivors of abuse have a complex set of circumstances and often poor options to consider. Elder abuse survivors may have additional needs requiring service providers to examine how they are currently delivering services and how their policies and practices may help or hinder an older survivor.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- How generational issues may influence survivors’ choices, especially within communities who have experienced historical trauma and oppression.
- The challenges experienced by Latin@ communities, including immigration and lack of linguistically accessible services.
- Effective practices for successful collaborations among organizations and communities to meet the needs of Latin@ older survivors.
Eden Ruiz-Lopez, Project Manager, National Center on Elder Abuse
Eden Ruiz-Lopez is a project manager at the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). She leads grant management, responds to technical assistance inquiries, serves as an advisory board liaison, engages in education and outreach activities and coordinates the volunteer and internship program. She is currently an MPA candidate at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with an acute passion for socio-demographic and geographic trends, as well as issues of aging, public housing transformation, human rights and homelessness. Prior to joining the NCEA, Eden directed a home modification and housing advocacy program for adults with disabilities and managed finances for adults who were adjudicated incapacitated and placed under guardianship. Eden earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University.
Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Heidi Notario, M.A. serves as the Director of Implementation & Social Change of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities and Casa de Esperanza. Prior to joining Casa’s team, Heidi was the Training Specialist at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). She has expertise on issues related to accessibility through her work at the intersections of disabilities and violence against women. She has written a number of resources for survivors’ advocates and provides ongoing training and technical assistance on a variety of violence against women’s issues. Heidi’s interests include a wide array of topics related to the treatment afforded to survivors of violence with disabilities, Deaf survivors, and other traditionally underserved communities by the criminal justice system, service providers, and society at large. She keeps on the forefront of her anti-oppression work the elimination of barriers that impact immigrant survivors and the LGBTQ community. Heidi views “accessibility” from a human rights perspective and is committed to bringing this framework into her work and personal life. Heidi is originally from Cuba and has resided in the U.S. since 1995.
***Pending OVW Approval***