The Study of Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Care Facilities

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: 2011

Summary:

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik and Dr. Pamela B. Teaster discuss selected findings from “The Study of Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Care Facilities.” This study was funded by the National Institute on Aging and analyzed detailed data regarding 429 reported sexual abuse cases that were investigated by Adult Protective Services and/or licensing authorities in five states across the nation. The presentation discusses findings regarding the victims, perpetrators, abuses, APS investigations, case findings, and case outcomes. Discussion will focus on using these research findings to improve APS response to allegations of sexual abuse in care facilities. Click to access the main website

Supplemental Materials:

Link: The Study of Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Care Facilities

Topics: Long-term Care, Sexual Abuse

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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