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NCJ Number: 160884 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Abuse: Questions and Answers -- An Information Guide for Professionals and Concerned Citizens, Fourth Edition
Corporate Author: American Public Welfare Assoc
United States of America
Project Director: T Tatara
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: American Public Welfare Assoc
Washington, DC 20002
National Center on Elder Abuse

National Institute on Aging
Bethesda, MD 20892
Grant Number: 90-AM-0332; 90-AM-0660
Publication Number: ISBN 0-910106-57-6
Sale Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this information guide is to help professionals who work with older people and concerned citizens enhance their awareness of elderly abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Abstract: The guide provides basic information on elder abuse problems and programs and services available to victims, their families, and at risk elders. The guide's question-and-answer format covers the national incidence of elder abuse, major types of elder abuse, elderly abusers, characteristics of elder abuse victims and self-neglecting elders, and causes of elder abuse. The guide also focuses on Federal programs that address the problem of elder abuse, State elder abuse reporting systems, State elder abuse laws, State and local agencies and services available to families and victims of elder abuse. Consortium organizations of the National Center on Elder Abuse are listed. 2 figures and 7 photographs
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Federal programs; State laws; Victim services
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