Elders and Disabled Also Suffer From Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To most of us, domestic violence represents attacks and abuse toward women and children. But one informational campaign is focusing on two other groups – the elderly and the disabled.

Christine King, project coordinator of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Center for Human Development says until about a decade ago, there was little tracking of violence and abuse against elders and the disabled, either nationally or in Alaska. But that’s changing…and the trend is disturbing.

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

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