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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 06 30 at 10.56.33 amThe public health approach to violence prevention distinguishes prevention efforts based on the timing in which they apply. Secondary prevention strategies target victims/survivors, perpetrators, bystanders (e.g., family, friends, faith leaders, community leaders), and those who provide health and social services to older persons. These strategies aim to encourage self-disclosure, increase third-party identification, recognition, and responses, and to ensure immediate supports are available and accessed by older victims/survivors. Click on the following links to access recommendations and suggestions specific to primary and tertiary prevention of sexual assault in later life.

Authors: Amy Peirone, PhD & Myrna Dawson, PhD