The latest Reports and Resources on alleviating Elder Abuse and Neglect from around our Globe. Many are authored by INPEA members.
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Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU)
Queensland, Australia - September 2010
Preliminary Data Report For Lifeline Community Care Queensland’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2010 Elder Abuse Awareness Campaign
This report provides cursory description and analysis of data arising from an elder abuse awareness campaign conducted by Lifeline Community Care Queensland’s Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) and the Queensland Department of Communities for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2010. The statistics and charts contained in this report have been checked for accuracy and can be used with confidence.
It is the intention of Lifeline’s EAPU to provide a full research paper based on the WEAAD 2010 campaign to explore the best methods of undertaking an awareness campaign for elder abuse. This future paper will provide greater detail including a gender analysis. This WEAAD 2010 campaign was based on research undertaken by the EAPU in 2009 to design and make predictions about the best method of raising awareness about elder abuse. With the assistance of Lifeline’s Communications and Fundraising section the “Is it Happening to Someone you Know” awareness campaign was subsequently developed.
Why a European Strategy to combat Elder Abuse against Older Women (EUSTaCEA)? by Anne-Sophie PARENT, AGE Director
Our EUSTaCEA project aims at developing a European Strategy to combat elder abuse against older women which will include a European Charter and toolkit to be used as awareness raising tools by AGE members and partners to prevent abuse against older women and vulnerable older men, and to promote quality guidelines for eldercare services. Our project has evolved a lot since it started in December 2008. The first year of the project was devoted to the drafting of the European Charter of rights and responsibilities of older people in need of long-term care and assistance. The work has now started on the accompanying toolkit which will explain how the rights included in the Charter can be implemented.
National Reports on the Prevalence or Incidence of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Prevalence Study of Abuse and Violence against Older Women
Results of the Austrian Survey
The social problem of violence against and abuse of older people exist
throughout Europe but in general we know very little about domestic
violence and abuse against older people or against older women. There
have been very few prevalence surveys on older peoples abuse in Europe
(Cooper, Selwood, & Livingston, 2008; De Donder et al., 2010). Prior
to the AVOW project there was no quantitative study on this issue
available in Austria. Therefore there is vital need for reliable
research about domestic violence and abuse against older people.
Prevalence Study of Abuse and Violence Against Older Women
Results of the Belgian Survey
This study aims to investigate the prevalence rate of elder
abuse of older women. This research is part of the ’prevalence study of Abuse and Violence
against Older Women’ (AVOW) which is funded by the EU’s Daphne III programme
concerning violence against women and children. The AVOW study aims to provide
knowledge about the prevalence of abuse and violence against older women living in the
community, in five European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania and Portugal)
through a multi-country empirical study. This paper is the national report of the prevalence
study conducted in Belgium.
September 2010 The Portuguese prevalence survey of violence against older women was conducted through a cross-sectional design and aimed at five broader goals:
1. Provide estimates of the prevalence of self-reported mistreatment in a national sample of dwelling women aged 60 years and older. The mistreatment concept encompasses neglect, and five types of abuse: emotional, financial, physical, sexual and violation of personal rights 2. Identify the perpetrators of the several forms of mistreatment. 3. Describe variables pertaining the women psychological, social and demographic con-text and background and identify the possible relation between those variables and the mistreatment: risk factors from a meso and macro level. 4. Describe the disclosure and the reasons for not disclosing the mistreatement to both personal and professional contacts. 5. Describe the self-reported psychological and emotional consequences of the mistreatment.
Click here for further info on this report at Universidade do Minho
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Abuse and Neglect of Older People in Ireland REPORT ON THE NATIONAL STUDY OF ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Report summary Authors: C. Naughton, J. Drennan, M.P. Treacy, A. Lafferty, I. Lyons, A. Phelan, S. Quin, A. O’Loughlin, L. Delaney
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Elder Abuse in the Family in Spain Published June 2008
This study, conducted by the Queen Sofía Center's scientific coordinator, Isabel Iborra Marmolejo, and published and promoted by this same institution, was sponsored and supported by Bancaja. It presents a very precise picture of the scope of this problem in Spain, using data obtained from a wide survey. In addition, it reviews similar studies conducted in other countries that make it possible to contextualize the problem in Spain, and it analyzes Spanish legislation on this matter.
INFORME Maltrato de personas mayores en la familia en España (272kb .pdf)
REPORT Elder Abuse in the Family in Spain (316kb .pdf)
Elder Abuse and Neglect: Exploration of Risk and Protective Factors
This New Zealand Families Commission project explores elder abuse and neglect from the perspectives of elderly people, service providers and representatives of non-governmental organizations. Researchers investigate what sets off increases in the risk of abuse and neglect and what can be done to prevent it.
A Review of Literature on Effective Interventions that Prevent and Respond to Harm Against Adults
Halina Kalaga, Centre for Ageing and Mental Health Staffordshire University Professor Paul Kingston, Centre for Ageing and Mental Health Staffordshire University With assistance from: Bridget Penhale, University of Sheffield and Dr JoyAnn Andrews, Staffordshire University
UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People Research Findings
Click here for overview .pdf Further info at www.natcen.ac.uk Obtaining the full report for this study The full report of these research findings, UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People: Prevalence survey report, by Madeleine O’Keeffe,i Amy Hills,i Melanie Doyle,i Claudine McCreadie,ii Shaun Scholes,i Rebecca Constantine,i Anthea Tinker,ii Jill Manthorpe,ii Simon Biggsii and Bob Erensi (2007) is published by the National Centre for Social Research. For further information, contact Sue Johnson, or e-mail National Centre.
i National Centre for Social Research ii King’s College London
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Israel: The National Survey on Elder Abuse and Neglect in Israel December 2004
Prof. Zvi Eisikovits, Tova Winterstein, Prof. Ariela Lowenstein Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies
The World Health Organization (WHO), the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and partners decided to set up a study which challenges existing definitions. This study begins by asking older persons and primary health care workers themselves a series of questions in order to understand what their perceptions are, how they themselves classify elder abuse and what they perceive as the first steps needed for a global strategy against the abuse of older people.
Ariela Lowenstein and Simon Biggs Co-Author an important new text:
The question of communication between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private sphere. The book "Generational Intelligence" of Ariela Lowenstein und Simon Biggs challenges existing orthodoxies for relations between adults of different ages. Furthermore, the authors draw out steps that can be taken to increase understanding between generational groups.
PB: 978-0-415-54655-3, HB: 978-0-415-54654-6. Click this Link to order.
Generational Intelligence, by Lowenstein & Biggs
Theories on Law and Ageing
The Jurisprudence of Elder Law
By Professor Israel Doron
This book presents a collection of different theoretical frameworks to the field of law and ageing.