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Helping California crack down on elder abuse

Helping California Crack Down on Elder Abuse
USC Davis School of Gerontology's Kathleen Wilber received a grant to evaluate elder abuse forensic centers in California.

Elder abuse is a devastating but often overlooked problem that can cause emotional as well as physical pain and suffering, shattered trust, financial ruin and even an increased risk of dying. The tragedy of elder abuse was recently brought home by 90-year-old screen legend Mickey Rooney in his dramatic Congressional testimony describing his own experiences.