‘They come with a package of issues’: challenges of supporting older victims of domestic violence and abuse

Bowen, E. and Searle, R. (2019) ‘They come with a package of issues’: challenges of supporting older victims of domestic violence and abuse. In: Bows, H. (ed.) Violence Against Older Women. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 55-78. ISBN 9783030165963 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-16597-0_4)

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Abstract

In this chapter, we focus on the experiences of front line and support workers, and how they characterise the task of supporting older victims of violence within their intimate and family relationships (domestic violence and abuse; DVA). Of particular interest are the perceived difficulties associated with supporting this population, characterised as barriers to help-seeking and barriers to help-giving. This is achieved in the first instance by summarising what has already been investigated in relation to this, and then we present the findings of a small interview study conducted with six professionals whose roles involve safeguarding older adults.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Searle, Professor Rosalind
Authors: Bowen, E., and Searle, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9783030165963
Published Online:12 June 2019
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