What’s Age Got To Do With It?

Source: Terra Nova Films

Published: unknown


The abuse of women does not stop or ‘get better’ with age–in fact, it often gets worse in later life. What’s Age Got To Do With It? is a riveting video that brings the often-overlooked issue of abuse and violence against older women to the forefront. The video addresses the verbal, physical, sexual, and financial abuse that many older women face from spouses, adult children, and other family members. It looks at the manner in which emotional and psychological abuse erode feelings of self-worth over time, and documents the fact that domestic violence in later years in usually a continuation of long-term abuse. Through several powerful, culturally-diverse vignettes, the video identifies some of the issues and situations that prevent older women from seeking help, including: – language barriers – cultural taboos – lack of economic resources – geographic isolation What’s Age Got To Do With It? is an extremely useful resource to help healthcare and other service providers recognize signs of abuse and respond to the needs of abused older women.

Link: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

Topics: Domestic Violence in Later Life, Financial Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Access: Order (Fee)

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

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

Level: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate