If you are in need of support, guidance or information on anti~bullying or ethnic intimidation issues we recommend contacting any of these wonderful individuals~groups & organizations for assistance.
WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?
Elder abuse is a general term that refers to many different types of harm inflicted on an older adult. Usually people think of abuse as elder abuse when an older adult is hurt by someone he or she knows and trusts, or when an older adult is targeted because of his or her age.
Among the different types of elder abuse are:
Physical abuse. This includes things like hitting, pushing, shoving, shaking, beating, burning, and using drugs and physical restraints in an inappropriate way.
Sexual abuse. This includes unwanted touching, rape, sodomy, coerced nudity, sexually explicit photographing, and sexual contact with someone who canít give consent.
Emotional abuse. This includes verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, harassment, treating an older person like a baby, and isolating an older person.
Neglect. This is when someone who has a legal obligation or responsibility to care for an older adult and provide him or her with life necessities refuses or fails to do so.
Exploitation. This includes a variety of scams (you can read more about some common scams below), misusing or stealing an older adultís money or possessions, coercing an older person into signing a document, cashing an older adultís checks without permission, and forging an older adultís signature.
Often when someone is a victim of one kind of abuse, he or she is also a victim of another kind of abuse.
In Michigan, there are state laws that make ďvulnerable adult abuseĒ a crime, and someone can go to jail if they commit vulnerable adult abuse. In this criminal law context, there are very specific definitions of vulnerable adult abuse which may be different from the explanations of types of abuse included above.
Eradicate ALL Hate * Victims/Survivors & families of Bullying/Hate crimes support groups. Info@ MadameAine@ravenwyck.org
Defeat The Label * firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Ellis Center * email@example.com
Ozone House * ozonehouse.org
General info 734 662~2265 Hotline 734 662~2222
BullyVille USA * bullyville.com
Forty to None USA * fortytonone.org
Children Without A Voice USA * childrenwithoutavoiceusa.org
Bullied by the Boss UK * bulliedbytheboss.co.uk
Human Rights Campaign USA * hrc.org
National Abuse & Crisis Hotlines
Crisis Hotline for Parents * 800~422~4453
National Domestic Abuse * 800~799~7233
National Hotline for Children * 800~999~9999
Runaway Hotline * 800~RUN~AWAY (786~2029)
Trevor Life Line * 866~488~7386
ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE~In Michigan* 855~444~3911Nationwide~
Being a Witch and all~ the topics of bullying, harassment, defamation and religious terrorism hit very close to home for me and my family. We ourselves have been targets of haters and bigots. But we stand tall and very proud none the less!
ROSES FOR SUSAN JOY CURTIS
Rose Petals For Susan~ As many of you are my loyal customers you have received packages with our treasures in them~ you may have noticed in most if not all there have been dried Rose petals strewn lovingly in those parcels. I'm going to share with you the reason & Magic behind the petals. ~We lived next to an elderly woman that had some mental impairment from a previous head injury and other health concerns. Sadly the years that she lived with her daughter/family she was not given proper medical help for her medical conditions & was the object of neglect, severe verbal abuse with threats & as can be go along with verbal, physical abuse was also suspected. After we realized what was taking place in the home we documented the verbal assaults, threats & woman's cries for help. We called the Michigan state police to investigate & they spent minutes there only to leave without any intervention. We were later told that the elder mother stated that she was hard of hearing & her daughter had to raise her voice for her to hear better. That is not the case, (we recorded & uploaded the video to YouTube to help educate about abuse situations, you can hear for yourself, link will be in comments below) this was verbal abuse & threats. It was sickening & frightening all the same. I then called the state abuse hotline & made a report telling them that we had documentation, they referred the case to the St. Clair county APS. A day later they came out, staying for 45 min. Being told by the daughter that the Witches were lying & trying to get them in trouble. Sadly they left the elder woman. To make this very complicated, horrible story as short as possible, the elder mother died on 11/17/14 from what was first deemed 'under suspicious conditions' on the death certificate, later being changed to complications due to extreme hypothermia. She was in her bedroom but some how was overcome by cold. The police report & medical examiner's accounts are disturbing. Old and new cuts & bruises. No medical attention given for most of the time she lived with her daughter/family. They tried to tell the ER staff she was harming herself. But if that was the whole story, which it is not, it is elder neglect to not get appropriate care for self harm. Again this is a long complicated story but I wanted to give you a little back story about the Rose petals~ so after almost 6 months a college student for social care work obtained the police report and was distressed at it's contents thus sharing it with us as they were aware of with the events & my attempts to help. They contacted another daughter of the elder mother & we were able to fill in the blanks for them along with the investigating detective immediately contacting us. He believed the abusers lies sadly. Now he had my testimony with the footage. When I spoke with the other daughter, we cried together, grieved & shared anger over the events, lack of help for her mother. She told me how had her mother been able to get outside of the house & be in our gardens she would of loved it. She shared with me that her mother loved roses, they were a beloved flower in her own gardens years ago. And so Michael & I began buying rose plants whenever we could to plant by the property line for this woman. Her name was #SusanJoyCurtis and each petal is in honor of her. Michael & I go out every Summer when in bloom & collect the petals & dry them in our Coven house. When they are dried they are placed in a jar and await an order from one of you. We hope that the life that ended so tragically lives on in the journey to & with you. We hope that the caring & love that Michael & I have shared for our 30 years together is gifted in those petals. We think of Susan each time we see those gorgeous blooms & smell the fragrance. Where her life was one of abuse & neglect, the roses live on strong, vibrant & with love & beauty. We could not stop the abuse nor could we help with saving her life. But we can share the Magic in honor of her with the bond of love here @ #Ravenwyck ~ know this Magic each time you see & smell those little gifts that bless your parcels. Know that these horrible events and senseless death of this woman are not forgotten. Elder abuse is real and it is a huge problem that sadly goes unreported, under investigated and rarely are the criminals held accountable. The events we heard & saw will live forever in our minds and hearts. My Soul will always weep for the horrific things people do to others in this world. I hope that these Rose petals bring you solace, love, peace and protection. If you yourself are a victim of abuse of any kind, let them empower you, if you know or suspect abuse happening please be strong and report it. I am always here to talk about these topics that I hold very near to my spiritual path, if you need info on agencies or hotlines please visit our page @ Ravenwyck.org Eradicate All Hate for more info. Please speak for the silent, I am doing this right now for Susan. You could save another life or even your own. My love and eternal gratitude for each of you. #StopElderAbuse #SharetheLove #SharetheMajick #StandfortheSilent #BeMostExcellenttoEachOther #MadameAine🌙
Eradicate All Hate Elder Abuse video~
The Witch Hunt of Columbus, Michigan~ After being harassed, stalked, threatened and terrorized by three neighboring families in our own yard, on our own land we have emerged stronger and with more conviction...
I've always been an advocate for justice and protection of women and children. I learned that being different can be dangerous but I also learned that standing your ground and being strong in ways of Magic will allow you to prevail. One of our neighbors had a Personal Protection Order against them because of their malicious destruction of our private property. The other neighbor slithered away and the third family has had karma grabbing them by the soul. I make no jest when I say I've leaned to protect myself firmly because of these cowards actions. I don't want to see any other witch, pagan, minority; woman, child, elderly, handicap persons go through what horror we went through. No person of differing faith, color of skin, sexual preference or orientation should ever be terrorized for their choices, period.
I will now be sharing my story of ethnic intimidation and hate crimes my neighbors afflicted my family with. It caused us to stop living on our land safely, we had to turn away the spiritual community for their safety and we lived in fear for our well being. This is no longer the case and never will be again. Besides our vast security audio & video system we have a strong foundation with others outside of our home that are always working to keep us safe and magically protected. Although it never can completely keep us safe from one of them going against a court order or just going off the deep end, we have to live our life free from their hate and evil.
If there are any of you out there that need support, legal direction, helpful hints on security measures because you or someone you love is being threatened or attacked, please contact us were would love to assist in any we can.
So hold your head up fellow "different" people, we will prevail if our community is strong and united! All my Best, Madame Áine🌙