Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm (Eastern)
Like all adult survivors of abuse, older adults have a complex set of circumstances and often poor options to consider. Latin@ older survivors may face additional barriers requiring service providers to examine how they are currently delivering services and how their policies and practices may help or hinder an older survivor. During this webinar, presenters will share their experiences and lessons learned as they observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Presenters will share available resources for the field to help address elder abuse and promote elder justice. Additionally, they will provide tools developed specifically for Latin@ survivors and their families. Finally, presenters will discuss how the complexity of these situations often requires organizations and communities to work together in new and innovative ways to meet the needs of older survivors.
Presenters: Heidi Notario, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network and Eden Ruiz-Lopez, 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.