World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - a time to find out more about elder abuse and neglect
World Elder Abuse Awaress Day is Friday 15 June 2012. The purple ribbon is the symbol for this day, or just wear purple.
Each day Age Concern offices around New Zealand receive an average of four calls about abuse or neglect. Age Concern New Zealand’s Chief Executive Ann Martin says unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Updated 15 June 2012
Read the Age Concern media release 15 June 2012
Read the Age Concern media release 13 June 2012
On Friday, 15 June there will be events and activities around New Zealand marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Click here to find local events
The Clearinghouse has compiled a selected bibliography of research and resources on elder abuse and neglect for your information.
Background: about elder abuse and neglect, #1, Age Concern, 2012. Download PDF
Key trends: from data about elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand, #2 , Age Concern, 2012. Download PDF
Vignettes: Older people matter, #3, Age Concern, 2012. Download PDF
Davey, Judith A ; McKendry, Jayne. Financial abuse of older people in New Zealand: a working paper. [Age Concern,] 2011. Find this item in the Clearinghouse library
Diesfeld, K. Analysis of legal cases for prevention of elder abuse: decisions from New Zealand. Journal of Law and Medicine, 2011, 18(4):737-48. Read article abstract
McKendry, Jayne. She can't make herself safe so give me that power: statutory powers and Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service Coordinators. A paper submitted to Victoria, University of Wellington, in fulfilment of the requirements of Social Policy Research Essay (SPOL489), 2011. Find this item in the Clearinghouse library
Peri, Kathryn ; Fanslow, Janet L ; Hand, Jennifer ; Parsons, John. Elder abuse and neglect : exploration of risk and protective factors. Wellington: Families Commission, 2008. Find this item in the Clearinghouse library
Preventing elder abuse and neglect. Wellington: Families Commission, 2008. Find this item in the Clearinghouse library
Glasgow, Kathy ; Fanslow, Janet L. Family violence intervention guidelines: elder abuse and neglect. Wellington: Ministry of Health, 2007. Access this item in the Clearinghouse library
Fallon, Pauline. Elder abuse and/or neglect: literature review. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development, 2006. Find this item in the Clearinghouse library
McGarry, Julie; Simpson, Christine. Domestic violence and older women: a review of the evidence. Journal of Current Clinical Care, March/April 2011. Download PDF
McFerran, Ludo. The disappearing age : a discussion paper on a strategy to address violence against older women. Topic paper 18. Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2009. Find this item in the Clearinghouse library
Financial elder abuse research project (Victoria, Australia). Protecting elders' assets study: ethical management of older persons’ financial assets (PEAS, 2009-2011): summary and reports. Reports prepared by Monash University for State Trustees. Access this website
O'Keeffe, M. et al. UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People: prevalence survey report. London: Department of Health, 2007. Access this item online
WHO. The Toronto Declaration on the global prevention of elder abuse. Geneva: WHO, 2002. Download PDF
National Center for Elder Abuse. The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study. American Public Human Services Association, 1998. Download PDF
More WEAAD resources are available on the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse website here.
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