POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 55 WHAT PUTS FAMILIES AT RISK OF VIOLENCE AND WHAT HELPS PROTECT THEM? What helps protect intimate partners? What puts intimate partners at risk of abuse? Society Strong income supports Traditional gender norms (gender inequity) Community Safe and affordable housing options for families Community members unwilling to speak out against violence Relationship Strong conflict resolution skills Dominance or control issues of one partner over another Individual Positive self-esteem Being abused as a child, youth, or adult Intimate partner violence What helps protect elders from abuse? What puts elders at risk of abuse?? Society Public awareness of elder abuse Ageism Community Access to quality home care Social isolation Relationship Strong social support systems Family conflict Individual Stable income Chronic illness, particularly dementia Elder abuse References Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Krug EG et al., eds. (2002). World report on violence and health. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Stewart DE and Riazantseva E. (2014). Research Brief: Resilience and Mental Health Outcomes (PDF document). PreVAiL: Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan Research Network. London, ON. ...continued