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Violence Against Older Women

A systematic review of qualitative literature

About the Course:

This course explores the nature and dynamics of interpersonal violence (IPV) against older women from their perspective. The researchers conducted a systematic review of qualitative literature. Central themes include the intersection of aging and violence, the cumulative physical and mental health impact of violence, and specific barriers encountered by older women in accessing services and supports.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Violence Against Older Women created by Sarah R. Meyer, PhD et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

PLoS ONE 15(9): e0239560. Sep 2020

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Sarah R. Meyer, PhD
Sarah R. Meyer, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Research Consultant with the World Health Organization. She has led evaluations of mental health and psychosocial support for UNHCR and the Interagency Standing Committee Reference Group on mental health and psychosocial support. She has presented her research in academic and policy settings in Geneva, Kolkata, Lisbon, Salzburg, Oxford and Melbourne. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.
Molly E. Lasater, PhD
Molly E. Lasater, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Mental Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She researches mental health, conflict, and climate change to promote the health of marginalized populations in low-resource settings. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Casadi ‘Khaki” Marino, PhD, LCSW
Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker with experience in many different treatment settings and with a wide range of client populations. She has worked in residential care, secure and forensic settings, and in emergency rooms. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and holds certificates in EMDR, Trauma Informed Services, and Domestic Violence. She is currently working as a therapist in an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify types of IPV experienced by older women.
  2. Recognize common dynamics of IPV relationships.
  3. Describe the intersection of aging and violence.

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Course Number 103245
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