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      Domestic Violence Against Self-Reliant Elderly Resulting from COVID-19 and Potential Solutions

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      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

      Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          During the current situation of the coronavirus outbreak there is an increase in anxiety levels due to isolation and disagreement with the restrictions on one’s living space as well as many other crisis circumstances that cause an escalation in domestic violence against self-sufficient elderly. This issue is discussed to a lesser extent compared to domestic violence against the elderly who depend on others’ assistance. In the case of selfsufficient elderly, perpetrators of domestic violence can also use the coronavirus pandemic to further weaken the self-sufficient elderly via misinformation that the perpetrators pass on to the elderly. Such misinformation then compels the elderly to act pursuant to the demands of the violence perpetrators. The perpetrators may use the following means for this purpose: prevent the elderly from having any access to information, telephone, or computer so that the elderly cannot call for help if necessary. Intervention centers that deal in depth with domestic violence against the elderly are a potential solution for the threatened elderly. The presented contribution focused on mapping the procedures, situations, and problems often encountered by the intervention center workers who help the elderly threatened by domestic violence; on the necessary skills of the workers; on their recommendations.

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          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          cswhi
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          November 06 2020
          September 30 2020
          November 06 2020
          September 30 2020
          : 11
          : 3
          : 57-64
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_11_3_09
          © 2020

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          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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