Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 2:00-2:30 pm (Central)
This BTR session will be taking place in commemoration of the Annual International World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed on June 15. Each year, the NLN promotes events and activities that raise awareness about elder abuse, including neglect, maltreatment, and mistreatment of elder adults throughout the world. Join us for a conversation among the National Latin@ Network and other partners in the field working at the intersections of elder abuse and culture.
In this episode, we will discuss:
- Elder abuse and its impact.
- Share effective practices to respond to elder abuse.
- Promote relevant tools and resources.
Presenter: Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation & 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.