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References & Bibliographies

Acierno, R., Hernandez, M. A., Amstadter, A. B., Resnick, H. S., Steve, K., Muzzy, W., Kilpatrick, D. G. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study. American Journal of Public Health, 100(2), 292-297. Available at

Acierno, R. (2013). Elder Mistreatment Facts and Figures: The National (USA) Elder Mistreatment Study. Paper presented at the Forum on Global Violence Prevention, Washington, D.C.

Baker, M. W., LaCroix, A. Z., Wu, C., Cochrane, B. B., Wallace, R., & Woods, N. F. (2009). Mortality risk associated with physical and verbal abuse in women aged 50 to 79. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(10), 1799-1809. Available at

Beach, S. R., Schulz, R., Castle, N. G., & Rosen, J. (2010). Financial exploitation and psychological mistreatment among older adults: differences between African Americans and non-African Americans in a population-based survey. Gerontologist, 50(6), 744-757. Available at

Beaulaurier, R. L., Seff, L. R., & Newman, F. L. (2008). Barriers to help-seeking for older women who experienced intimate partner violence: A descriptive model. Journal of Women and Aging, 20(3-4), 231-248. Available at

Brandl, B., Dyer, C. B., Heisler, C. J., Otto, J. M., Stiegel L. A., & Thomas, R. W. (Eds.). (2007). Elder abuse detection and intervention: A collaborative approach. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Available at

Bureau of Justice Statistics. “Special Analysis of Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.” Data Source: BJS, National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993-2011. Results Generated: May 6, 2013.

Connolly, M.T. (2010). Where elder abuse and the justice system collide: Police power, parens patriae, and 12 recommendations. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 22(1-2), 37-93. Available at

DeLiema, M., Gassoumis, Z. D., Homeier, D. C., Wilber, K. H. (2012). Determining prevalence and correlates of elder abuse using promotores: Low income immigrant Latinos report high rates of abuse and neglect. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(7), 1333-1339. Available at

Dong, X. Q., Simon, M. A., Beck, T. T., Farran, C., McCann, J. J., Mendes de Leon, C. F., Laumann, E., Evans, D. A. (2011). Elder abuse and mortality: The role of psychological and social wellbeing. Gerontology, 57(6), 549-558. Available at

Ferguson-Young, V. & Burki, K. (2023). Collaborating for Justice for Older African Americans: A Guide for Elder Justice Teams to Build Equitable Partnerships with Culturally-Specific Organizations. National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life: Madison, Wisconsin.

Gunther, J. (2011). The Utah Cost of Financial Exploitation. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services. Available at,documentation%20regarding%20dollar%20amount%20taken%20and%20property%20stolen.

Hand, M. D., & Ihara, E. S. (2023). Ageism, Racism, Sexism, and Work With Older Healthcare Clients: Why an Intersectional Approach Is Needed in Practice, Policy, Education, and Research. International journal of aging & human development, 914150231171843. Advance online publication.

Lachs, M., Williams, C. S., O'Brien, S., Pillemer, K. A., & Charlson, M. E. (1998). The mortality of elder mistreatment. Journal of the American Medical Association, 280(5), 428-432. Available at

Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Weill Cornell Medical Center, & New York City Department for the Aging. (2011). Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study. Self-Reported Prevalence and Documented Case Surveys, Final Report. New York, NY: William B. Hoyt Memorial New York State Children and Family Trust Fund, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Available at

MetLife Mature Market Institute, National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, & the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2009). Broken Trust: Elders, Family, and Finances. Westport, CT: MetLife Mature Market Institute. Available at

Meyer, S.R., Lasater, M.E., García-Moreno, C. (2020). Violence against older women: A systematic review of qualitative literature. PLoS ONE, 15(9).

Stark, E. (2007). Coercive control: How men entrap women in personal life. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Available at

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U.S. Department of Justice. Elder Justice Roadmap Project Phase 1 Report. Washington, DC. Available at

U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2011). Elder justice: Stronger federal leadership could enhance national response to elder abuse (GAO-11-208 ). Washington, DC. Available at

Waldron, I., Storey-MacDougall, E., Week, L. E. (2021). Hear My Cry: Breaking the Code of Silence around Intimate Partner Violence among Black Women in and beyond Midlife. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 42.1, 18-30.

Westwood S. (2023). "It's the not being seen that is most tiresome": Older women, invisibility and social (in)justice. Journal of women & aging, 1–16. Advance online publication.