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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources


learningbrief2 sainltc minilitreview2020This Learning Brief is part of a set developed for the Access to Justice Project.
As our population continues to age, it is estimated that the demand for LTC beds will increase 10-fold by 2030, underscoring the need for a comprehensive understanding of the unique vulnerabilities for and consequences of sexual abuse in LTC settings. The following mini literature review provides a brief synthesis of the research and current knowledge on the sexual victimization of older adults in long-term supportive care settings.

Companion piece: Learning Brief: Sexual Assault in Long Term Care Facilities - Recommendations for Research, Policy and Practice

Authors:
Amy Peirone, PhD, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
Myrna Dawson, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph, Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence