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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

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