towards a peaceful life: Carole Seaver talks about the Milwaukee
Women's Center and its older battered women's program.
From nexus, Volume 1, Issue 3, October 1995. For
years, service providers assumed that elderly victims did not
make good candidates for support groups. Carole Seaver, who
facilitates one of the nation's first support groups for elderly
victims, debunks this myth.
An interview with Margaret Singer on undue influence.
From nexus volume 2, Issue 1, March 1996. When seemingly
competent older people abandon families and loved ones in favor
of cunning new "friends," it presents troubling conflicts for
professionals and other concerned parties. Psychologist Margaret
Singer sheds light on the psychological manipulation that may
for the forgotten victims of financial crimes. An interview
with Martin Plone.
From nexus, Volume 3, Issue 2, September 1997.
In addition to their homes, life savings, and prized possessions,
financial abuse robs many elderly victims of their dignity,
independence, and the satisfaction of providing for future generations.
Victim's rights advocates are increasingly calling for "restorative
justice" for victims of financial crimes - measures aimed at
helping victims recover and heal from these devastating losses.
nexus interviews Martin Plone, one victim who has paved the
way for others to become "whole" again.
the unspeakable: An interview about elder sexual assault with
Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D.
From nexus Volume 4, Issue 1, April 1998. As taboos
against discussing elder abuse gradually slip away, one form
of abuse still remains shrouded in secrecy. nexus interviews
sociologist and psychotherapist Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik about
elder sexual assault.
elder abuse beat: Journalists speak out.
From nexus, Volume 4, Issue 3, December 1998.
Since the British press first exposed the shocking new phenomenon
it tagged as "Granny Bashing" back in the late 1970's, media
coverage of elder abuse has been sporadic and uneven. Covering
abuse is rife with difficulties for reporters. A panel of distinguished
journalists describes the difficulties inherent in covering
the topic and offers suggestions to reporters and community
groups for working together more effectively.
abuse & substance abuse: Making the connection. An interview
with Charmaine Spencer and Jeff Smith.
From nexus, Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2000. Although
substance abuse is the most commonly cited risk factor associated
with elder abuse, little attention has been paid toward understanding
the connection or developing interventions. nexus interviews
two leading experts to find out why.
Can We Learn from Criminal Background Checks? An Interview with
Forensic Psychologist Vern Quinsey.
From nexus, Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2001.
Concern for the safety of frail seniors has prompted many states
to pass laws permitting home care agencies, nursing homes, and
consumers to check the criminal histories of prospective and
current employees. In doing so, they're finding that a disturbingly
high number of workers have committed crimes, many serious,
and the number appears to be rising.