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Hundreds of thousands of elders are abused or neglected each year. Abuse comes in many forms including domestic, institutional, and self-abuse/neglect. This program covers the different types of elder abuse, tips for recognizing and preventing abuse and recommendations on how to report actual or suspected abuse.

#7023/2265  BREAKING POINT
A formerly abusive daughter relates her story of the progression of events leading up to the victimization of her invalid mother and shares her acquired awareness and understanding of how to prevent the development of such a disastrous situation.

#12103/1315  ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT (Caregiving Series)
This program teaches about the complexities of elder abuse in the home and presents signs and symptoms for each form of abuse. After viewing this program, caregivers will understand how to identify, prevent or report the various forms of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, and financial abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. Includes support materials.

#14746/2010  HE WOULDN'T TURN ME LOOSE: The Sexual Assault of 96-Year-Old Miss Mary
A real-life case of 96 year-old Miss Mary, who was sexually assaulted by her grandson. Miss Mary had been living with her grandson and his wife for five years when the attack took place. Through interviews with Miss Mary, various professionals involved in investigating and trying the case, and with victim advocates who helped Miss Mary, this program reveals some of the dynamics involved in this case, and how it was successfully brought to trial and prosecution.

#6112/0735  LIFETIME OF CARING (A)
Family and social instability in many Native communities are causing many problems for Native elders. This video focuses on some of those difficulties including elder abuse and neglect issues and offers advice to community leaders on prevention activities.

#14241/2010  MOTHER NEVER GIVES UP HOPE (A): Older Mothers and Abusive Adult Sons
This new title shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita - four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son. In their own words, they work through the emotions and pain of experiencing abuse from their sons, the life-changing impact it makes on them as a person and how it affects their mother-son relationships.

"I didn't know things like that really happen." This program is an exploration as seen through the eyes of adolescents to generate awareness and understanding of the issue of neglect and abuse of older people.

#13350/0545  PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse DVD
This program provides an overview of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse and neglect. Also looks at strategies to protect vulnerable elderly people, and appropriate responses to elder abuse.

This riveting program looks at the devastating effects of abuse upon older women within intimate or spousal relationships as well as abuse by adult children. Covers a diversity of seniors, representing many different social values, upbringings and experience. *Also in French #10637


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