41 25TH ANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE WHAT PUTS FAMILIES AT RISK OF VIOLENCE AND WHAT HELPS PROTECT THEM? ...continued What helps protect intimate partners? What puts intimate partners at risk of abuse? Society Strong income supports Traditional gender norms (gender inequity) Community Safe and affordable housing options for families Community members unwilling to speak out against violence Relationship Strong conflict resolution skills Dominance or control issues of one partner over another Individual Positive self-esteem Being abused as a child, youth, or adult Intimate partner violence What helps protect elders from abuse? What puts elders at risk of abuse? Society Public awareness of elder abuse Ageism Community Access to quality home care Social isolation Relationship Strong social support systems Family conflict Individual Stable income Chronic illness, particularly dementia Elder abuse