ELDER ABUSE IN OUR LGBTQ COMMUNITY INTERVENTION GUIDE
WHATIntervention guide on how to recognize and prevent elder abuse in the LGBTQ aging population for service care providers to older adults.
WHYTo protect and support the aging LGBTQ community by educating service providers on risk factors and warning signs of elder abuse.
WHEREElder Abuse Ontario.
“…when we consider the lived experiences of LGBT older adults we also see that this may affect our ability seek help. There’s you know been this fear that if a person is being supported by somebody who is actually abusive that they may threaten them with outing them as a LGBT person…They may fear that you know should they be in a situation where they’re dependent on someone who’s being abusive for financial means, for emotional support that they’ll lose that support.”
source: Video Elder Abuse Among LGBTQ Community by Justice League
In addition to providing elder abuse recognition and training, the Elder Abuse In Our LGBTQ Community Intervention guide aims to create inclusive environments and provide support to prevent abuse and neglect.
The Elder Abuse in Our LGBTQ Community guide covers information on the following:
- What is LGBTQ?
- Warning Signs of Elder Abuse in LGBTQ Older Adult Population.
- Risk Factors for Elder Abuse for LGBTQ Victims.
- Risk Factors for Elder Abuse by Abusers.
- Systemic Barriers for LGBTQ Older Adults.
- Social Supports for LGBTQ Older Adults.
Elder Abuse Ontario has also developed training modules, case studies, and information on safety planning, how to report elder abuse and legislation surrounding elder abuse.
Elder Abuse Prevention Programs
Elder Abuse Prevention Training Programs
LGBT Senior Awareness and Sensitivity Training
LGBT Senior Housing and Assisted Living
Watch LGBT Senior Documentaries
WATCH VIDEO ON ELDER ABUSE AMOUNG LGBTQ COMMUNITY