Human Trafficking a Concern for Disability Community

By AACs Deputy Director Leigha Shoup January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world. Although trafficking can happen to anyone, traffickers target vulnerable populations who have significant risk factors, such as people with substantial trauma histories, people Read More

Victimization of Individuals with Disabilities Linked with Dementia

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is the third in a series of blogs from Dr. Spore about the importance of the Adult Advocacy Centers’ work. Allegations of abuse are unlikely to be made directly by individuals living with moderate to severe cognitive impairment or progressive dementia. The National Center on Elder Abuse Read More

The Hidden Cycle of Violence: Family Caregiver and Elderly Care Recipient Abuse

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is the second in a series of blogs from Dr. Spore about the importance of the Adult Advocacy Centers’ work. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that one in ten seniors are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Estimated prevalence rates for elder abuse among Read More

The Vision of the Adult Advocacy Centers

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is the first in a series of blogs from Dr. Spore about the importance of the Adult Advocacy Centers’ work. With the development of the Adult Advocacy Centers, individuals with disabilities – for whom abuse and other forms of victimization are alleged – will receive needed services Read More

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