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.
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.
Sexual violence can affect individuals across the life span, including people in later life. This two page document offers information concerning sexual abuse in later life, including barriers to response and prevention, victims and perpetrators.
The goal of this technical assistance manual is to allow sexual violence advocates/counselors to become adept in dealing with elder clients. It provides basic information about how to effectively work with elder clients.
This series of four guides was originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking. The guides have since been adapted for use by other grantees and organizations that provide programs for victims of any type of crime.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-01 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.