Social Dynamics

The social dynamics of a situation are important to understand and be sensitive to if you are going to be effective as a Designated Responder.

What do we know about:

  • The history of relationships?
  • Adult’s perception of relationships?
  • History of violence?
  • Perception of other family members about the adult’s situation?

We need to remain open, curious, and non-judgmental when clarifying details of social and family dynamics. View the videos below.

Elder abuse in First Nations communities
Elder abuse in the LGBTQ Community
Elder abuse in immigrant communities
When an adult child is the abuser

Please select a video from above to continue.

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