Below is a listing of books and articles relating to the topic of elder abuse.

Elder Abuse: What you need to know

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Anetzberger, G. J., Dayton, C., Miller, C. A., et al., (2005) Multidisciplinary teams in the clinical management of elder abuse. Clinical Gerontologist (The Haworth Press, Inc.) 28 (1/2), 157-171.


Bergeron, L. Rene, (2006) Self-determination and elder abuse: Do we know enough? Journal of Gerontological Social Work (The Haworth Press, Inc.) 46 (3/4), 81-102.


Bomba, P. A., (2006) Use of a single page elder abuse assessment tool: A practical clinician’s approach to identifying elder mistreatment. Journal of Gerontological Social Work (The Haworth Press, Inc.) 46 (3/4), 103-122.


Brownell, P., & Heiser, D., (2006) Psycho-educational support groups for older women victims of family mistreatment: A pilot study. Journal of Gerontological Social Work (The Haworth Press, Inc.) 46 (3/4), 145-160.


Canada : Human Resources and Social Development Canada, [n.d.]  Elder Abuse: Let’s put a stop to it = Les mauvais traitements envers les aine(e)s …un fi  362.6 Elder

Cohen, M., Levin, S. H., Gagin, R., & Friedman, G., (2007) Elder abuse: Disparities between older people’s disclosure of abuse, evident signs of abuse, and high risk of abuse. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55, 1224-1230.


Desroches, F. J., & Wister, A., (2007) Changing demographics and elder abuse: The challenge facing police services in Canada.


Dyer, C. B., Kelly, P. A., Pavlik, V. N., et al., (2006) The making of a self-neglect severity scale. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 18 (4), 13-23.


Dyer, C. B., Pickens, S., & Burnett, J., (2007) Vulnerable elders. When it is no longer safe to live alone. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298 (12), 1448-1450.


Elliot, E., & Gordon, R. (Eds.), (2005) New directions in restorative justice: Issues, practice, evaluation. Willan Publishing, UK. ISBN 1-84392-132-4


Elliot, G., (1999) Cross-cultural awareness in an aging society. Effective strategies for communicating and caring. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.


Filinson, R., (2006) “No secrets” and beyond: Recent elder abuse policy in England. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 18 (1), 1-18.


Gorbien, M. J. (ed.), (May, 2005) Elder abuse and neglect. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 21 (2) W. B. Saunders Company ISSN 0749-0690

Grafton, Sue. T is for Trespass. New York : Books on Tape, 2007

Groh, A., (2003) A healing approach to elder abuse and mistreatment: The restorative justice approaches to elder abuse project. Pandora Press, Kitchener. ISBN: 0-9732893-0-9


Kingsley, Jessica (1999) Best Practice Work in Britain and Canada. 362.60941 Elder

Kinnon, D., (2001) Community awareness and response: Abuse and neglect of older adults. Family Violence Prevention Unit, Health Canada.


Kozak, J. et al., (2001) Stand by me: Preventing abuse and neglect of residents in long-term care settings. National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Health Canada

Kurst-Swanger, Karel, 1961- Violence in the home multidisciplinary perspectives.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003

National Advisory Council on Aging Canada (1991)  Elder Abuse: Major Issues from a National Perspective   CA1 HW751 91E41

Nerenberg, L., (2006) Communities respond to elder abuse. Journal of Gerontological Social Work (The Haworth Press, Inc.) 46 (3/4), 5-33.


Nerenberg, L., (2007) Elder abuse prevention. Emerging trends and promising strategies. Springer Publishing Company, New York. ISBN 978-08261-0327-7


Ogioni, L., Liperoti, R., Landi, F., et al., (2007) Cross-sectional association between behavioral symptoms and potential elder abuse among subjects in home care in Italy: Results from the Silvernet Study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 15 (1), 70-78.


OASW. Elder Abuse : A Practical Handbook for Service Providers

Penhale, B., (2006) Elder abuse in Europe: An overview of recent developments. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 18 (1), 107-116.


Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2002 Handbook of domestic violence intervention strategies, policies, programs and legal remedies.

Prannis, K., Stuart, B., & Wedge, M., (2003) Peacemaking circles. From crime to community. Living Justice Press, St. Paul, Minnesota. ISBN 0-9721886-0-6


Pritchard, J. (ed), (1999) Elder abuse work. Best practice in Britain and Canada. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia. ISBN 1-85302-704-9


Rodriguez, M. A., Wallace, S. P., Woolf, N. H., & Mangione, C. M., (2006) Mandatory reporting of elder abuse: Between a rock and a hard place. Annals of Family Medicine, 4 (5), 403-409.


Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, (2006) Family Violence in Canada: A statistical profile. Lucie Ogrodnik (ed.) Catalogue no. 85-224-XIE, ISSN 1480-7165.


Stiegel, L., (2006) Recommendations for the elder abuse, health, and justice fields about medical forensic issues related to elder abuse and neglect. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 18 (1), 41-81.


VandeWeerd, C., Paveza, G. J., & Fulmer, T., (2006) Abuse and neglect in older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease. Nursing Clinics of North America, 41, 43-55.


Vida, S., Monks, R. C., & Des Rosiers, P., (2002) Prevalence and correlates of elder abuse and neglect in a geriatric psychiatry service. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 47 (5), 459-467.


Wahl, J., (March 2001) The law related to elder abuse. Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, Toronto, Ontario

[Waterloo, ON] : Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse, [2008] Elder Abuse: What You Need to Know
362.60971344 Elder 2008

Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2006 Cruel but not unusual violence in Canadian families.

Zehr, H., (2002) The little book of restorative justice. Good Books, Intercourse, PA


[S.l.] : Distribution Access, [n.d.] Protecting the Vulnerable, Identifying and reporting elder abuse.
DVD 362.8292 Prote