This book provides practical information which can be used to help victims of family abuse based on information gleaned from research and clinical work. Focusing on intentional physical, psychological, financial abuse and neglect of the elderly, the authors provide a theoretical framework for understanding the phenomenon. The signs and symptoms of mistreatment are also explored. Representatives from the law, medicine, nursing and social work discuss their respective professional roles in helping victims achieve a life without violence. Victims of mistreatment testify to their personal victimization and healing process.