by Benje M. Douglas, Project Manager, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Sexual Violence in Later Life or Elder Sexual Violence, or Elder Sexual Abuse all refers to the phenomenon of sexual assault that happens specifically to older adults. As you are reading in other articles in this newsletter the challenges facing older adult survivors are unique and as a result we as a movement have a responsibility to create programming that meets the needs of the survivors. Over the last two years the National Sexual Violence Resource Center has created programming specifically meant to reach advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement and medical personnel on the topic of older adult sexual assault. Our work has been grounded in the importance of trauma informed practices and supported by a wide variety of experts in the fields of sexual violence and elder abuse.
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