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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Irene's Journey: Examining the Issues of Domestic Violence in Later Life

General Material

This interactive case study guides users through a real-life situation of elder abuse. Irene's journey presents a story of domestic violence in later life and a series of questions that require taking the perspectives of professionals, family members and friends. Users are presented with effective ways to respond to victims and perpetrators and linked to current research and programmatic resources. This case study is designed for use by advocates/professionals in training settings, students in a classroom, or individuals.

* The production and dissemination of this publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U1V/CCU324010-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, VAWnet, or the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.