ELDER ABUSE VICTIMIZATION: What We Know from Research- and Practice-Based Evidence
The Center for Victim Research (CVR) recently published a research brief, report, and bibliography summarizing evidence on elder abuse (specifically, its prevalence, risk factors, harms, interventions, and implications for policy, practice, and research).
- Quick summary – Research Brief
- Full synthesis – Research Report
- Materials reviewed – Bibliography of Research and Practice Evidence
CVR syntheses summarize the state of the field for particular victimization types, by reviewing evidence from the best available research, practice, and contextual materials. CVR’s syntheses follow the framework of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Evidence Project. The syntheses cover prevalence, harms and consequences, currently available services, and future directions.
Note: The CVR Elder Abuse Synthesis brief and report focus on psychological, physical, sexual, financial exploitation, and neglect or abandonment by others. These summaries did not cover materials about elder self-neglect or general frauds or scams targeting older adults. (CVR has another synthesis on identity theft and fraud, which includes discussion of older adults’ experiences of fraud victimization).