Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community: What Justice Professionals Need to Know
LGBTQ Elders face many of the same concerns as their heterosexual and cisgender peers as it relates to elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. However, they often remain invisible to and may not seek proactive assistance from the elder justice system. This session explores the intersections of aging and being LGBTQ within as it relates to Elder Justice. Attendees will be provided with tips and resources use to increase culturally aware outreach and services to LGBTQ elders.
Attendees will be able to:
- Identify unique needs related to aging and being LGBTQ within an Elder Justice framework.
- Describe risk factors that may increase experiences with elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
- Identify resources to increase outreach and services to LGBTQ older adults.