Judy Smith, PhD, LCSW has conducted many research studies on parenting and child development with samples of low-income women. In this blog, she describes her recent work focused on the stresses of parenting in later life, which is a topic that has received very little attention in the academic arena and in popular media. More →
The NYC Elder Abuse Center defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate actions, which causes harm, risk of harm, or distress to an individual 60 years or older and occurs:
a) within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust; or
b) when the targeted act is directed towards an elder person by virtue of age or disabilities.
Elder abuse can be intentional or unintentional, can take various forms, and includes but is not limited to physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation.