Elder abuse: selected papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence

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Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press, Apr 27, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 214 pages
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Get up-to-date information and research on elder abuse--from international authorities!Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is an invaluable collection of the most important presentation papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence. This comprehensive book presents the latest research and detailed information on the difficult issues surrounding elder abuse around the world. International experts use a multidisciplinary approach to provide ideas and insights to help provide researchers, educators, and practitioners with practical strategies for dealing with the numerous facets of this disturbing issue. Different types of abuse are explored in detail, including physical, financial, and emotional. This comprehensive source is richly referenced, with helpful tables to clearly explain data valuable to all law and health professionals involved in the issues of elder abuse.Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence discusses: grandparents raising grandchildren the elder abuse of custodial grandparents combating financial abuse of elders by others a study of elder abuse within diverse cultures forensic medical examination form for improved documentation and prosecution of elder abuse elder abuse in faith communities older women, domestic violence, and elder abuse elder abuse risk indicators elder abuse multidisciplinary teamsElder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is essential reading for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of aging, health, mental health, social services, adult protective services, domestic violence, law, and criminal justice.

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Contents

The Risks of Caregiving
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Combating Elder Financial AbuseA MultiDisciplinary
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Study of Elder Abuse Within Diverse Cultures
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Elizabeth Podnieks is an associate professor in the Department of English and the graduate program in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University. She teaches and researches in the fields of mothering, life writing, modernism, and popular/celebrity culture. She is the author of "Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anais Nin" (2000) and the co-editor of "Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics" (2005).

Andrea OReilly is an associate professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University. She is co-editor/editor of many books on motherhood, including "Maternal Theory: The Essential Readings (2007) and Feminist Mothering" (2008). OReilly is author of "Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart" (2004) and "Rocking the Cradle: Thoughts on Motherhood, Feminism, and the Possibility of Empowered Mothering" (2006). She is founder and director of the Association for Research on Mothering, (ARM), founder and editor-in-chief of the "Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering", and founder and editor of Demeter Press, the first feminist press on motherhood.

JORDAN I. KOSBERG is the Philip S. Fisher Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University.

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