How does elder abuse impact Latinx communities?

Source: National Center on Elder Abuse

Published: 2021


Synopsis: Elder Abuse is a serious public health and human rights issue that erodes everyone’s ability to age with dignity and respect. Research suggests that culture can be both a risk and protective factor associated with elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Culture affects how people perceive and define elder abuse and can create a number of linguistic, cultural, social, and institutional barriers in reporting abuse or seeking help.  This also impacts how professionals and authorities engage people in need of assistance. ​

 Join the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) in discussing the importance of cultural competence to build sturdy interventions, support services, and prevention resources within the Latinx community, the largest ethic minority in the United States. Learn more from this training about multicultural perspectives on abuse, neglect, and exploitation, risk factors, research-informed best practices, and recommendations for professionals who wish to better serve this population.



Link: How does elder abuse impact Latinx communities?

Topics: Overview/General

Access: Download, Web-based (Fee)

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Community

Level: Advanced, Intermediate