Practitioner Views on the Impacts, Challenges, and Barriers in Supporting Older Survivors of Sexual Violence

  title={Practitioner Views on the Impacts, Challenges, and Barriers in Supporting Older Survivors of Sexual Violence},
  author={Hannah Bows},
  journal={Violence against Women},
  pages={1070 - 1090}
  • Hannah Bows
  • Published 25 October 2017
  • Psychology
  • Violence against Women
Despite half a century of research on both sexual violence and elder abuse, the intersection between the two remains largely unexplored. Using theoretical lenses of feminist criminology and critical feminist gerontology, this article explores the intersection between age and sexual violence drawing on interviews with 23 practitioners supporting older survivors (aged 60 and over). They reported physical and emotional effects of sexual violence leading to limited lifestyles, disengagement from… 

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