Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

Five Case Studies

Streaming Video - 2011
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As appalling and unacceptable as domestic violence is, it often goes unaddressed-especially when inflicted upon those least likely to speak up. This program sheds light on abuse of the elderly with real-world, unscripted case studies. Norman, in his late seventies, suffers frequent beatings at the hands of his two adult sons, but refrains from pressing charges for fear of more severe abuse. Dorothy's grown son also assaults her on a regular basis, even though 'I never really expect it from him.' Lucille's daughter doesn't physically hurt her, but she does allow Lucille's violent ex-husband to stay with them, much to Lucille's distress-while Pat has resigned herself to living with her brutal husband and Mary claims she is "not afraid" of her abusive son, who will soon be released from prison. Counseling and support group sessions make up an important component of the film.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c1990
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (40 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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