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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


screen shot 2020 04 27 at 9.59.30 amIn 2020, CNPEA completed a three-year project titled Increasing Access to Justice for Older Victims. This project resulted in the development of new training and learning for service providers about the sexual assault of older adults, and of a  centralized repository of resources about sexual assault of older adults. CNPEA gathered, curated, and synthesized a detailed, array of key resources and materials about sexual assault of older adults.
For more details, check out the project page.

This is the second literature review produced for this project. It was designed for a broad audience including researchers, policymakers, advocates, health care providers, and social service providers. It is divided into three main sections.

  • Section I provides an overview of what we know about sexual assault in later life, including what constitutes sexual assault of older adults, its prevalence, risk factors for victimization and perpetration, and barriers to reporting and intervening.
  • Section II outlines practical strategies and recommendations for the prevention, identification, and intervention of sexual assault in later life.
  • Section III provides a selective list and description of some of the available tools and resources that can be useful for older persons, health care and service providers, advocates, and criminal justice personnel.


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

Access the first Literature Review Sexual Assault Against Older Adults here.

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cover brief hocbrief fraudulentcalls mar2020The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Industry, Science and Technology held hearings in March 2020 (which is coincidentally Fraud Prevention Month) for a study on Fraudulent calls in Canada.

The Committee listened to a variety of stakeholders and individuals who spoke on the topic. We were honoured to present our brief to discuss how these fraud calls affect and specifically target older adults, and to outline some recommendations.

The brief was respectfully submitted to the Standing Committee by CNPEA's Board Member, Kate Schroeder.  A recording of the session can be watched here. A full report of the Standing Committee will be published at a later date.

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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

recommendationssainltc a2jproject 2020This Learning Brief is part of a set developed for the Access to Justice Project.
As an add-on to the mini literature review on elder sexual assault in long-term care (LTC) facilities, this learning brief identifies and articulates key recommendations and suggestions for preventing, identifying, and responding to instances of sexual violence in LTC facilities. Recommendations are categorized according to those for research, policy, and practice.

Companion piece: Learning Brief: Sexual Assault in Long Term Care Facilities - Mini Literature Review

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

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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

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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

recommendationsgeneral sainlaterlife a2jproject 2020This Learning Brief is part of a series developed for our Access to Justice Project.
The available literature provides several suggestions for the identification, prevention, and intervention of sexual violence in later life. These suggestions are typically categorized into recommendations for future research, policy, and practice. 

While research studies on sexual violence in later life come from multiple areas of study (e.g., elder abuse, sexual violence, intimate partner violence), and are conducted with different samples using different methodologies, underscoring the bulk of recommendations and suggestions across studies is the need to focus on sexual abuse in older age as distinct from other forms of abuse, and as distinct from sexual violence in younger victims.

Distinguishing between types of abuse, and viewing sexual victimization as a distinct victimization experience can facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate prevention and intervention strategies and approaches that are attentive to the unique needs of older persons and older victim-survivors.

Companion piece: Learning Brief: Sexual Assault in Later Life - Mini LIterature Review

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

 

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