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The Power of Peer Support Groups for Older Scam Victims
The financial losses suffered by victims of scams and elder financial exploitation can be devastating, even leading to homelessness and the loss of independence. Abuse can also leave victims feeling isolated, fearful, ashamed, and hopeless. As a result, some are vulnerable to revictimization or powerless to extricate themselves from ongoing predation.

Increasingly, advocates and survivors are harnessing the power of peer support to heal and recover. This webinar will explore online and face-to-face models of peer support.

Molly Davies, Vice President of Elder Abuse Prevention and Ombudsman Services at WISE & Healthy Aging in Los Angeles, will describe a telephone support group for survivors of romance scams, a model that is being replicated in other communities in California and beyond.

Kristin Judge, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), will describe CSN’s programs to help victims of cybercrime and online fraud to report, recover and reinforce their security including an initiative to help start telephone peer support groups in North Carolina and Mississippi.

Lori DiCaprio-Lee, Elder Advocate, Trainer, and Project Coordinator of the Elder ID Theft Coalition at Vera House in Syracuse, New York will describe Evergreen, a support group that brings together older survivors (both men and women) of domestic violence and elder abuse to learn about the dynamics of abuse in later life and share their personal experiences.

Feb 18, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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