Preventing and Addressing Elderly Abuse

This collection contains a series of reports, policies, presentations, guidelines and fact sheets that highlight best practice on preventing and addressing abuse, neglect and violence against the elderly. This collection groups resources in both English and French. Current guidance comes from leading local and global organisations: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), National Center of Abuse (NCEA), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health Organisation (WHO). Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to info@humanitarianlibrary.org, or create your own Collection on the Library

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COVID-19: Guidance on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

This Collection is monitored daily to identify new and updated materials.
This Collection contains technical guidelines from leading global institutions to support the operation of medical centres responding to the Covid-19 virus in the field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). Current guidance comes from: IASC, Government of South Australia, Maryland Department of Health ,Indian National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, World Health Organisation.
Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to info@humanitarianlibrary.org, or create your own Collection on the Library!
This Collection is part of an on-going series of linked Collections of operational guidance on responding to COVID-19.
You might find other helpful collections on supporting healthcare systems in their combat against COVID-19, on handwashing and healthcare system. You might find other helpful collections on supporting healthcare systems that are not specific to Covid-19 below, on MHPSS.

Mental and Sociopsychological Needs and the Elderly

This collection includes materials related to elderly people's mental and sociopsychological needs in humanitarian contexts. Often overshadowed in mainstream literature, these materials address the sociopsychological needs of seniors, especially in times of crises, disasters, and in areas lacking coherent policies for those affected. These resources are published by CMHS, Cogent Social Science, HelpAge, Age Action, FAO, the International Federation on Aging, Global Alzheimer’s & Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Disease International, and Alzheimer’s Pakistan. This Collection completes the series of available collections for elderly in the Humanitarian Library and is part of a broader Channel on this topic entitled Elderly in Humanitarian Emergencies.

Protection and the Elderly

This collection is composed of resources dealing with the protection of elderly people during times of crises, disasters, emergencies, and post-disasters. These resources come from partners within the Global Protection Cluster and organizations such as HelpAge International, UNHCR, and Natural Hazards review. They range from practical guidelines for dealing with emergency situations to the psychosocial impact that such experiences have on those in this involved. This collection will be the first of many collections discussing thematic issues and the elderly, and a part of a larger channel housed within the Age Library that deals more generally to the topic of elderly people in times of crisis. 

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