October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To most of us, domestic violence represents attacks and abuse toward women and children. But one informational campaign is focusing on two other groups – the elderly and the disabled.
Christine King, project coordinator of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Center for Human Development says until about a decade ago, there was little tracking of violence and abuse against elders and the disabled, either nationally or in Alaska. But that’s changing…and the trend is disturbing.
- UAA: Center for Human Development
- State of Alaska: Adult Protective Services
- State of Alaska: Office of the Long Term Obudsman
- Trust Training Cooperative
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage