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May 2011

Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study Self-Reported Prevalence and Documented Case Surveys

In this comprehensive study researchers studied the prevalence and incidence of various forms of elder abuse through direct communication with older New Yorkers over 60 years of age and the number of elder abuse cases coming to the attention of all agencies and programs responsible for responding to elder abuse in New York State.
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April 2011

Abuse in Later Life Wheel

This abuse in later life power and control wheel describes different types of abuses that occur in later life and tactics used by abusers to exercise power and control over their victims. This wheel was developed in consultation with survivors of later life abuse.
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March 2011

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing on Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

This document contains facts about how elder abuse impacts Latin@ communities and the importance of addressing these complex issues in a comprehensive way in order to reduce barriers and build upon community strengths.
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March 2011

Respecting Elders, Protecting Elders: Untangling the Mystery of What Sexual Assault Advocates Need to Know About the Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse

Author(s): Jessica E. Mindlin, Bonnie Brandl
The purpose of this article is to strengthen advocates’ and coalitions’ capacity to analyze their reporting and confidentiality obligations, and to help them located the information they need to analyze how to provide safe and victim-centered advocacy.
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January 2011

Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse for Victim Service Providers: 6-Part Series of Information Sheets

Author(s): Jessica Mindlin, Bonnie Brandl
These fact sheets were adapted from a longer article by Jessica Mindlin, Esq., and Bonnie Brandl, MSW, entitled, “Respecting Elders, Protecting Elders: Untangling the Mystery of What Sexual Assault Advocates Need to Know About the Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse” published in Reshape (Spring 2011; no. 27).
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January 2011

Golden Voices: Support Groups for Older Abused Women

Author(s): Deb Spangler, Bonnie Brandl
This manual is designed to help professionals start a support group for older survivors of domestic abuse.
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December 2010

A Social Worker’s Role in Elder Abuse Cases: Reporting, Holistic Assessment and Resources

Author(s): Yadira Garcia, Dominique Sanz-David
This recorded webinar describes how legal services lawyers and social workers work together in elder abuse cases.
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August 2010

Financial Abuse of EFinancial Abuse of Elderly People vs. Other Forms of Elder Abuse: Assessing Their Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Society’s Responslderly People vs. Other Forms of Elder Abuse: Assessing Their Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Societys Response

Author(s): Shelly L. Jackson, Thomas L. Hafemeister
The purpose of this study was to examine the dynamics and societal response to financial exploitation that did not co-occur with other forms of elder abuse and compare it to financial exploitations that did occur with other forms of elder abuse, including physical abuse and neglect.
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April 2010

Prosecuting Elder Abuse Cases

Author(s): Sarah B. Berson
This article describes the challenges in prosecuting for elder abuse, laws that specifically protect elders, and offers suggestion for improving the handling of elder abuse cases. A collaborative and multidisciplinary approach is emphasized.
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February 2010

Prevalence and Correlates of Emotional, Physical, Sexual, and Financial Abuse and Potential Neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study

Author(s): Ron Acierno, Melba Hernandez-Tejada, Wendy Muzzy, Kenneth Steve, Ananda Amstadter, Heidi Resnick, Dean G. Kilpatrick
Findings of this nationally representative study showed that more than one in ten respondents experienced some type of abuse or potential neglect in the past year.
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January 2010

Advocacy For Survivors of Abuse in Later Life

This issue of the Coalition Chronicles examines abuse in later life, how to identify it, effective interventions and strategies for keeping elder victims safe.
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January 2010

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Annotated Bibliography

This document provides analysis on 33 articles from academia and the sexual violence prevention field regarding multiple aspects of sexual violence in later life.