There is an increasing understanding of the role of trauma history and the importance of trauma-informed care in the field of elder abuse. A recent report, The Things They Carry: Advancing Trauma-Informed Responses to Elder Abuse, discusses the growing role of trauma-responsive care in cases of elder abuse.
“While elder abuse is no longer in the shadows, most Americans still don’t understand how damaging it can be. In particular, the trauma that remains even after the abuse has ended is not at all well understood. Reaching elders in need, helping them to heal, changing systems and marshalling the resources required depends on expanding and deepening public understanding of the problem itself.”
Readthe full report at https://theweinbergcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TheThingsTheyCarry-JAN2020.pdf