This podcast episode featuring a social science analyst and discusses community-residing elders who experience some form of abuse or mistreatment, risk factors, difficulties in defining and studying elder abuse polyvictimization, and strategies for intervention and prevention.
This Justice Today Podcast episode features guest Yunsoo Park, a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Social Science Analyst, to talk about the widespread issue of polyvictimization, which is where individuals experience a range of different types of abuse and maltreatment. The podcasters seek to provide context and information about polyvictimization, to enable greater understanding and effective intervention or preventions on behalf of the older adults experiencing polyvictimization. The podcasters note that as much as 11% of community-residing older adults experienced some form of abuse or mistreatment in the past year. Yunsoo Park discusses risk factors, difficulties in defining and studying elder abuse polyvictimization, and strategies for intervention and prevention. Yunsoo Park also informs listeners about some of the implications that elder abuse polyvictimization has for physical and mental health outcomes, and some recent studies funded by NIJ on the topic.