Articles about “Older People”

Abuse of Older Women

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Workers

The following information is and excerpt from the a 2006 article by the Australian Institute of Family Studies entitled 'Elder Abuse' and the sexual assault of older women'. It has been reproduced with permission of the author.

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For grandparents

For Family & Friends

As a Grandparent, there are many issues that must be faced when your child has sexually assaulted a grandchild.

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Minorities and rape

For Workers

Women from minority and indigenous communities are often targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence specifically because of their ethnic, religious, disabled or indigenous identity.  This information addresses sexual violence against some of these groups.

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Sexual assault of older people

For Family & Friends, Students, Workers

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men.

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Sexual assault of older people: Information for carers and healthcare workers

For Family & Friends, Workers

Although rarely discussed openly, the sexual abuse of older people is an important concern. Research highlights the importance of protecting and supporting such a vulnerable group, both in residential care and in the community at large.

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Sexual assault of older people: Information for clients and victims

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men.

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Sexual assault of older people: Information for family and friends

For Family & Friends

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men for family and friends.

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Surviving rape

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Young People

This book covers the issues which confront rape survivors including feelings, relating to family and friends, feeling safe, being assaulted by a husband.

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