Older adult victims often experience serious long-term impacts following sexual violence. The issue, often not disclosed to or identified by health-care professionals can be a very difficult subject to broach with older adults. In order that needs of older adult victims be met, it is important for health-care professionals to understand the dynamics of sexual abuse and how best to respond.
This webinar will provide an overview of the complexities and many aspects related to sexual abuse: emotional and physical impacts, the factors associated with aging that increase vulnerability, the warning signs and barriers to disclosure and accessing the justice system.
By reviewing case studies, participants will learn strategies to start the conversations about suspected sexual abuse, safety planning issues and the requirements pertaining to reporting.
This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association.