Addressing Abuse and Neglect Within the Elder Community Requires Listening -- and Believing

Kristin Burki
June 14, 2021

OVW funds a program that seeks to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation -- including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking -- within the elder community.

In this episode, Kristin Burki, the Director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), joins Patchwork to frame the topic of elder abuse. She explains how the abuse of elders is a form of power and control and elaborates on the complexities that may arise for elders when they want to report the crimes. She recalls efforts she has seen work well and shares her outlook on the future of supporting survivors of elder abuse.

Updated May 26, 2022