Vera House http://wrvo.org en Rise in elder abuse cases has central New York searching for answers http://wrvo.org/post/rise-elder-abuse-cases-has-central-new-york-searching-answers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an aging population, elder abuse is becoming more prevalent across the country and in central New York. Financial abuse has become one of the most common ways people take advantage of older Americans.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57133 at http://wrvo.org Randi Bregman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/randi-bregman-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Domestic abuse and sexual violence are complicated social problems that many people find difficult even to talk about.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher has a frank and open discussion with <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Vera House</strong></a> executive director Randi Bregman, about the nature of the problems, the best ways to address them, and the personal experience of working with the victims.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:43:34 +0000 Grant Reeher 52871 at http://wrvo.org Randi Bregman on The Campbell Conversations Vera House hosting teen dating violence town hall on Twitter http://wrvo.org/post/vera-house-hosting-teen-dating-violence-town-hall-twitter <p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:06:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50854 at http://wrvo.org Vera House Annual Report highlights domestic abuse survival stories http://wrvo.org/post/vera-house-annual-report-highlights-domestic-abuse-survival-stories <p>A recent domestic violence death in central New York hung over this year's <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/">Vera House</a> Annual Report to the community this week. The deaths this week of a Liverpool woman and her friend, allegedly at the hand of her estranged husband, was on the mind of survivors of domestic violence and those who work with victims of domestic violence.<br /> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:34:59 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46444 at http://wrvo.org NY celebrates renewal of Violence Against Women Act http://wrvo.org/post/ny-celebrates-renewal-violence-against-women-act <p>Cheers are coming from all corners of central New York following the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act last week in Washington. The renewal of the law had been stalled for almost two years in the midst of House and Senate gridlock. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:22:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34206 at http://wrvo.org NY celebrates renewal of Violence Against Women Act Training for those who help disabled abuse victims http://wrvo.org/post/training-those-who-help-disabled-abuse-victims <p>The recent accusation against former Onondaga County Family Court Judge Brian Hedges, that he sexually molested his 5-year-old deaf niece 40 years ago,&nbsp; has brought the issue of abuse against the disabled&nbsp; into the open.<br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:12:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26238 at http://wrvo.org Domestic violence calls continue to rise across central New York http://wrvo.org/post/domestic-violence-calls-continue-rise-across-central-new-york <p>While domestic violence continues to be an issue in Central New York, the group that puts out the annual report to the community on domestic and sexual violence, found one bright spot in the stats. But that bright spot didn't last long.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:06:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 8629 at http://wrvo.org