Sensitizing the Community to the Problem of Elder Abuse: A Community Education and Public Awareness Approach

By Lillian Stern

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1991

Raising public awareness about a disturbing social phenomenon such as elder abuse is a difficult undertaking. Project AEGIS, an innovative four-year community education and outreach program, heightened public consciousness of elder abuse through brochures, newsletters, media appearances, a telephone hot line, and training to professionals and paraprofessionals working with the elderly. As a result, the Nassau County Department of Social Services reported a nearly 90% increase in referrals to its Adult Protective Services Unit.

Topic: Violence, Education, Abuse, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 68/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Stern, Lillian. Sensitizing the Community to the Problem of Elder Abuse: A Community Education and Public Awareness Approach. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1991: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3227


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