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

cover factsheetsa caregivers june2019As part of our Access to Justice project, lead researcher Myrna Dawson and research assistant Amy Peirone have created a fact sheet for caregivers, service providers, friends, and families to support them in identifying general characteristics of abuse, red flags for sexual abuse, and to know how to proceed next. 
This factsheet addresses:

  • What is sexual abuse?
  • What are the red flags?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Who are the perpetrators?
  • What to do if you become aware of sexual abuse occurring to an older adult in your family and or in your care.

See also: Sexual Abuse in Later Life - A Factsheet for Older Adults


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