We have spent much of last year celebrating and implementing the Sexual Assault Services Program, and have dedicated several of our ReShape topics to highlighting different parts of the continuum of sexual violence. Following this same theme, in this issue we are pleased to bring you some in-depth resources on Elder Sexual Violence.
Elder sexual violence is a critical issue for advocates, coalition staff, and community members. Working together to both end elder sexual violence and serve its victims requires a specific focus. However, as Tiffany Lodholz outlines in her article on the role for coalitions in addressing elder sexual violence, there are many things we can begin to do that will not necessarily require new resources.
- When the Mind Falters, Is Sex A Choice? reprint by Marie-Therese Connolly, Washington Post
- Respecting Elders, Protecting Elders: Untangling the Mystery of What Sexual Assault Advocates Need to Know About the Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse by Jessica E. Mindlin, Esq. & Bonnie Brandl MSW
- Older Victims: Research and Practice Findings by Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D.
- What Coalitions Can Do to Promote Work to End Sexual Assault Against Older Adults by Tiffany Lodholz, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault