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Last Updated 10/12/2012

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Employment History

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Trainer and Consultant  - Massachusetts Elder Protective Services Program


Ph.D.  - 

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Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D
Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Klawsnik & Klawsnik Associates, Canton, MA, holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Certificate in the Study of Aging from Boston University. She is a researcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Certified Social Worker. She has provided extensive clinical services to older adults and adults with disabilities and conducted numerous forensic evaluations and consultations for agencies that respond to alleged abuse. She has presented continuing education programs for Adult Protective Services systems, regulatory and law enforcement agencies, health care providers, the judiciary, and domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions throughout the country. Her research, practice, training, consultation, and publications have focused on investigating alleged abuse, interviewing skills, casework intervention and supervision, mental health and mental capacity, self-neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault in later life, quality of care and victimization in facilities, and professional self-care. Her research projects include a study of elder sexual abuse in families and the study of sexual assault in health care facilities funded by the National Institute on Aging. Ramsey-Klawsnik has authored over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and training manuals. These include the Sexual Violence in Later Life Information Packet, the Hawaii APS Investigating Suspected Abuse Clinical Training Manual, and the Nevada Elder Protective Services Supervisors' Clinical Manual. She is a trainer and consultant for the Massachusetts Elder Protective Services Program and directs the MA Elder Sexual Abuse Consultation Project. She is also a frequent conference speaker, is a National Sexual Violence Resource Center Advisory Council Member, was invited to the ground-breaking 2010 White House Roundtable on Sexual Violence, has provided elder abuse testimony for the US Senate, and has served as a member of the NCPEA Board of Directors since 1999.

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ReShape Newsletter: Championing the Wisdom of our Elders: Addressing Sexual Assault in Later Life (Summer 2013) | Resource Sharing Project

The first article "Providing Services to People Assaulted In Care Facilities" is an original piece written by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D specifically for this edition of the ReShape.
The Resource Sharing Project greatly appreciates Dr. Ramsey-Klawsnik's contribution. You will see other resources related to supporting elder survivors authored by Dr. Ramsey-Klawsnik in this ReShape, including her piece "Older Victims and Practice Findings. Providing Services to People Assaulted In Care Facilities by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D Older Victims and Practice Findings by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Advocates, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) & Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D. Elder Sexual Abuse: This is a home study course by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik.

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ReShape Newsletter: Elder Sexual Violence (Spring 2011) | Resource Sharing Project

Older Victims: Research and Practice Findings by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D.

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