Poly-victimization and resilience portfolios: Trends in violence research that can enhance the understanding and prevention of elder abuse.

Academic Article


  • This literature review assesses the current state of knowledge about elder abuse and mistreatment, focusing on the lack of incorporation of all forms of elder victimization and the benefits of a poly-victimization framework. This review also includes existing knowledge on risk factors and calls for a greater focus on protective factors and a greater inclusion on family and community factors. Future research, prevention, and intervention would benefit from considering the true burden of elder victimization and a greater implementation of strengths-based approaches to programs.
  • Authors

  • Hamby, Sherry
  • Smith, Alli
  • Mitchell, Kimberly
  • Turner, Heather
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2016
  • Published In


  • Aged
  • Crime Victims
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Violence
  • elder mistreatment
  • poly-victimization
  • protective factors
  • resilience
  • review
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 27606781
  • Start Page

  • 217
  • End Page

  • 234
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 4-5