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Mistreatment of African American Elders

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Mistreatment of African American Elders

Dr. Donna Benton

August 9, 2023 at 1:00pm

Tentative for 1 Diversity & Inclusion CLE credit. 

The paucity of data on elder mistreatment is made worse by the intersectionality of race and age. This presentation will focus on risk factors for African American older adults for elder mistreatment within the framework of health disparities and social justice. It will also highlight resources for legal professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in the area so they can engage in culturally appropriate approaches to justice for this community.

Dr. Donna Benton

Donna Benton. Ph.D. is a research associate professor of gerontology and director of the Family Caregiver Support Center at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She is a member of the CA Coalition on Family Caregiving, Work Family coalition and the Elder Justice Coalition and continues to work on the CA Master Plan of Aging.

She has worked in the field of aging for over 30 years. Her volunteer experience with the Gray Panthers in high school inspired her career as an advocate for improving how we all view the natural process of aging. She is committed to promoting collaborative partnerships that enhance service delivery for families caring for older adults with long-term memory and health problems.

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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
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