Linda Kincaid Reports — Elder abuse: NCPEA Forum on Polyvictimization in Later Life

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) will host its First National Forum on Polyvictimization in Later Life on October 1, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The ongoing project aims to enhance professional knowledge and understanding of polyvictimization as a characteristic of elder abuse. Discussions will include the most promising solutions to this poorly understood problem.
NCPEA describes the following forms of elder abuse.

  • Physical abuse is physical force that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. It includes assault, battery, and inappropriate restraint.
  • Sexual abuse is non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an older person.
  • Domestic violence is an escalating pattern of violence by an intimate partner where the violence is used to exercise power and control.
  • Psychological abuse is the willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, or other verbal or nonverbal conduct.
  • Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of an older person’s funds, property, or resources.
  • Neglect is the failure of a caregiver to fulfill his or her care giving responsibilities. Self-neglect is failure to provide for one’s own essential needs.

Multiple forms of elder abuse often occur together. A single perpetrator often engages in multiple forms of abuse. Multiple perpetrators abuse the same victim.

Polyvictimization is a complex phenomenon and a new term for the elder abuse field.

The Forum will include brief presentations and active workgroups exploring different dimensions of the issue. Discussions will be videotaped, with segments to be used in a virtual training series being produced as part of the project.

The Forum aims to arrive at a new framework that places elder abuse within the context of polyvictimization. It will also contribute a later life perspective to the ways that polyvictimization is typically considered.

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Elder abuse: NCPEA Forum on Polyvictimization in Later Life

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6 Responses to “Linda Kincaid Reports — Elder abuse: NCPEA Forum on Polyvictimization in Later Life”

  1. Bendigo Banksters Says:

    This is a wonderful post and brings some hope as many of the issues that are faced are in fact multiple issues.After speaking with a very well respected Elderly Abuse Prosecutor here in the United States, the reality is that one form of abuse is usually a Gateway Crime to another.This leaves the victim helpless and often with a multitude of criminal offenses being committed against them, before they even realize it and then its too late.Sort of like the old story of the frog not realizing he is being cooked, if you turn up the heat slowly on him (or if the frog has Dementia)..!!!

  2. Betty Says:

    Linda, you are a credit to advocacy!

  3. StandUp Says:

    These forums are opportunities to get the word out about guardianship abuse.

  4. Sylvia Says:

    Thank you NASGA for the good news update on Linda Kincaid's ongoing efforts for the good of society especially for our aging society and that includes all of us who are getting older by the minute.Thank you! Linda

  5. Karen Says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed, Linda.

  6. Holly Says:

    This is great news… I would be interested in knowing more about the meetings notes and where it was held, target market/participants, etc.Thank You Linda for continuing to be a voice for our elderly!

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