Respect aging Agenda Welcome Learning together: Session 1: Types of violence Small group activity Reporting back to whole group Wrap-up / Evaluation
Respect aging 1. Physical violence Physical violence involves using a part of the body or an object to control a person’s actions.
Respect aging 2. Psychological violence Psychological violence occurs when threats are used to cause fear and gain control.
Respect aging 3. Emotional violence Emotional violence occurs when something is said or done to make a person feel stupid or worthless.
Respect aging 4. Verbal abuse Verbal abuse occurs when language, whether spoken or written, is used to cause harm.
Respect aging 5. Sexual violence Sexual violence occurs when a person is forced to unwillingly take part in sexual activity.
Respect aging 6. Financial abuse Financial abuse occurs when someone controls a person’s financial resources without consent or misuses those resources.
Respect aging 7. Neglect Neglect occurs when someone has the responsibility to provide care or assistance for you but does not.
Respect aging A Note about Self-Neglect Self-neglect = risk of harm to self Self-neglect ≠ violence Any adult has a right to live as he or she wishes, as long as there is no risk of serious harm to self or others All citizens must report situations of suspected neglect or self-neglect
Respect aging 8. Spiritual violence Spiritual (or religious) violence occurs when religious or spiritual beliefs are used to manipulate, dominate or control a person.
Respect aging 9. Cultural violence Cultural violence occurs when a person is harmed as a result of practices that are part of his or her culture, religion or tradition.