FORGE’s Transgender Aging Network, in partnership with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRCLA), is very pleased to announce the publication of new materials on LGBT elder abuse, available at http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resources.cfm?s=5
One of the new publications, “A Self-Help Guide for LGBT Older Adults and their Caregivers and Loved Ones: Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing Elder Abuse” (http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/pdfs/SELF-HELP_elderAbuse_Guide.pdf), is the first comprehensive article on the topic written specifically for the LGBT community. The second new publication, “Identifying and Assisting LGBT Elder Abuse Clients: A Guide for Abuse Professionals” (http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/pdfs/Assisting_LGBT_Elder_Abuse_clients.pdf), is designed for professionals who address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation issues, focusing on what they need to know about LGBT victims.
Both articles are part of a new “Elder Abuse” section in NRCLA’s comprehensive online Resource Center. Other available materials include webcasts, LGBT-specific domestic violence fact sheets and articles, a study of problems LGBT people face in long-term care facilities, a guide for attorneys representing LGBT domestic violence victims, and much more.