Lifeline for male victims of domestic violence

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By Blackpool Gazette on 05/12/2017

"...Calico Homes and domestic violence charity SafeNet have provided the safehouse places in east Lancashire, alongside a specialist male victim support service. Three men are currently being supported but the team reports there is even more demand. Around a fifth of domestic violence victims in the county are believed to be men. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/lifeline-for-male-victims-of-domestic-violence-1-8540832

Oregon bills seek to protect seniors from financial abuse and exploitation

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By Statesman Journal on 05/09/2017

"...Each year, more than 50,000 Oregonians turn 65. The number of allegations of senior financial abuse reported to Oregon Adult Protective Services jumped from 3,789 in 2014 to 4,533 in 2015; victims suffered an average loss of about $25,000. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2017/05/09/financial-elder-abusers-target-proposed-bills/101334550/

Violence and abuse in LGBTQ relationships is common. But it’s harder to spot.

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By The Washington Post on 05/09/2017

"...“The most common refrain that I saw as I was reading research papers on LGBTQ intimate partner violence was ‘We just don’t have enough research on this,’ ” Messinger said. “Most journal articles on this topic seem to open up with some version of that sentence: ‘We just don’t know enough about this.’ ” ..."

Read the entire article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2017/05/09/violence-and-abuse-in-lgbtq-relationships-is-common-but-its-harder-to-spot/?utm_term=.3f36669ef496

Elder Abuse Prevention Month celebrated in May

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By Athens Review on 05/11/2017


"...The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works to protect the unprotected, and that includes the elderly members of our communities. May has been recognized as Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Texas. It's the perfect time to check on elder friends or family members. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.athensreview.com/news/local_news/elder-abuse-prevention-month-celebrated-in-may/article_7513be20-369c-11e7-a3f9-9b0b6b6360b8.html

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