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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.
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January 2010

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Bulletin

Sexual violence against people in later life involves a broad range of offenses perpetrated against people age 60 and beyond. This four page document outlines specific information on this topic including how advocates can respond to the special needs of older sexual violence victims.
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January 2010

Detecting, Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in Residential Care Facilities

Author(s): Catherine Hawes, Anne-Marie Kimbell
This study focused on detection, investigation, and resolution of elder abuse and neglect complaints in what are known as residential care facilities (RCFs).
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January 2010

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Resource List

This two-page document offers information on curricula and manuals, online training, special journal editions, videos and websites.
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January 2010

Elder Abuse and Faith: A Guide for Service Providers on Reaching out to Faith-Based Organizations Regarding Elder Abuse

This document addresses outreach challenges that service providers may encounter when reaching out to faith-based organizations and offers strategies that may help respond to those challenges.
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January 2010

Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Advocates

Sexual violence in later life is a form of elder abuse. This guide thoroughly investigates the complexity of the topic and includes information on signs and symptoms, special issues facing older victims, and primary prevention techniques.
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January 2010

Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders

Author(s): Jamie M. Grant
Offers information about the state of LGBT older persons, their strengths and vulnerabilities, barriers faced when accessing services, including services for domestic violence, and progress in public policies that aim to serve LGBT older persons.
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January 2010

Elder Abuse Emerges from the Shadows of Public Consciousness

Author(s): Philip Bulman
This article describes two studies that use scientific criteria to distinguish accidental bruising from abusive bruising. The article also discusses barriers to intervening in or responding to abuse and emphasizes collaboration between prosecutors and victim-witness advocates.
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July 2009

Sexual Abuse in Later Life

Author(s): Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Bonnie Brandl
To raise awareness and provide guidance to professionals, this article addresses sexual assault in later life and specifically focuses on victimization of elders that occurs in the context of intimate partner violence, incest, and care facilities.
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May 2009

Elder Abuse: A Women's Issue

This report brings together experts and organizations that work to combat the problem of elder abuse. Through their voices, we learn about the many dimensions of and complexities surrounding elder abuse, how it affects women in a disproportionate manner, and we seek to find effective solutions.
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March 2009

National Elder Mistreatment Study

Author(s): Ron Acierno, Melba Hernandez-Tejada, Wendy Muzzy, Kenneth Steve
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.