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Laura Brown


Laura Brown attended George Mason University where she received her Bachelor of Social Work. She then graduated from University of Michigan with a Master of Social Work. While in school she worked with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), providing services and support to the families of fallen military. She also worked for a local domestic violence program and became passionate about victim advocacy and the treatment of trauma. After this she worked for the United States Army as a victim advocate in Vilseck, Germany. At this time she created and conducted abuse prevention trainings, provided individual counseling and assisted in developing more effective processes for victim advocacy response. Once she returned to the United States she began working for Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. While at Baptist she continued her work with victims of abuse in the emergency department setting. During this time she began working on the Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse with Ferrell Moore. They developed and piloted a multi-disciplinary curriculum for elder abuse. Currently, in addition to working with Baptist Hospital on the CREA initiative, she works full time as a therapist at The Transformation Center in Memphis, TN. She has trained there in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and provides counseling to patients through groups and individual therapy.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.