Ageing Without Fear – Elder Abuse as Family Violence discussion papers

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Ageing Without Fear – Elder Abuse as Family Violence discussion papers

Gaps remain on how best to integrate older people into family and domestic violence responses. In order to build understanding between the two sectors, Seniors Rights Victoria has produced a suite of discussion papers on elder abuse as family violence, elder abuse and gender and preventing elder abuse.

  1. Elder Abuse as Family Violence      explains how elder abuse is a form of family violence, and draws attention      to its unique causes and characteristics.
  2. Elder Abuse, Gender and      Sexualityexplores the ways gender and sexual identity can      affect an individual’s experience of elder abuse, mistreatment and      disrespect. It also includes a discussion of the often under-recognised      crime of sexual assault of older women.
  3. Preventing Elder Abusedescribes      activities that help prevent elder abuse from occurring, as well as      actions that enable people to detect and respond to elder abuse in order      to inhibit reoccurrences and prevent long-term harm.

The goal of the papers is to ultimately improve understanding and generate thoughts on best practice in preventing and responding to elder abuse.