Expanding Constructions of Elder Abuse: How Older Mothers View Their ‘Difficult’ Adult Children

Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Published: 2016

Summary:

Dr. Smith, from Fordham University School of Social Service, presents findings from her new research, which examined older women’s perceptions of their ‘difficult’ adult children and of themselves. The webinar is an opportunity to discuss Dr. Smith’s findings, which were collected by doing in-depth open-ended interviews with low-income older mothers (>62), half of whom had sought services within agencies that service the needs of elder abuse victims. This is one of the few studies that focused on the experience of victims of abuse.

Link: Expanding Constructions of Elder Abuse: How Older Mothers View Their ‘Difficult’ Adult Children

Topics: Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Social Services

Level: Intermediate

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