Intersection of substance abuse and addiction with elder abuse and neglect

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is the fifth in a series of blogs from Dr. Spore about the importance of the Adult Advocacy Centers’ work. The Adult Advocacy Centers’ Model emphasizes a multi-disciplinary team approach, forging alliances with other agencies and providers that serve individuals who have been victimized. The Adult Advocacy Read More

Russell and Myra Strand bring together community in AACs, UD event

By Leigha Shoup, AACs Deputy Director In November 2019, the University of Dayton’s Brook Center’s Sexual Violence Prevention Education Department reached out to the Adult Advocacy Centers to discuss a possible collaboration. They had the idea to bring international speaker Russell Strand and trauma expert Myra Strand to campus for a day of education for both Read More

Thanks for Paving the Way: Black History Month 2020

By Guest Writer Shari Cooper As I celebrate Black History Month, I must say, I’m proud of my culture and how far we’ve come. My mother, who was born in 1932, often shares stories of a time in history when there were bathrooms, seating, drinking fountains and other things dedicated to and for black people Read More

Victim to Survivor: Self-Empowerment with Trauma-Informed Care

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is the fourth in a series of blogs from Dr. Spore about the importance of the Adult Advocacy Centers’ work. The Adult Advocacy Centers’ Model incorporates trauma-informed care throughout the process of interviewing, investigating, prosecuting, and treating someone who has been victimized. By providing trauma-informed care, the individual Read More

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