Videos on Elder Abuse


This elder abuse short film was used in Australia's Comic Relief Elder Abuse Appeal:


An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America is a documentary created by American TV show, Witness. The documentary explores the different types of abuse and the invisible nature of the issue:


A New Zealand documentary about Elder Abuse recognition and response. Our colleagues in New Zealand include abuse by a care worker as elder abuse, however in Australia we only include abuse from family, friends and those in a position of trust, and address poor service or abuse by a care worker through our other programs:


This presentation by Dr. Laura Mosqueda, the Director of Geriatrics and recipient of the Ronald Reagan Endowed Chair at UC Irvine, describes the nature and scope of elder abuse in California, USA:


American actor, Mickey Rooney speaking out about elder abuse to an American senate hearing in 2011:


A short film made for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2011, exploring community understanding and attitudes to elder abuse:


American video about the financial abuse of the elderly, detailing signs we can all look out for:


A short film from Greece highlighting verbal abuse of an older person by his son and the need for tolerance and compassion:  


A short film from the Eastern Community Legal Centre in Victoria explaining what World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is all about: 


Respect for Seniors has produced a short film on each of the types of elder abuse. It re enacts common abuse scenarios and illustrates the positive approaches that can be taken to address harm caused in an abusive situation. The DVD is available for purchase or can be viewed at:


Toronto Police Service has produced a short video campaign aimed at involving youth to speak up about elder abuse in Canada. 



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