Atsuko Matsuoka
School of Social Work, York University
Research keywords: Social work; elderly; abuse of older adults; animals and social work; ethnicity and intersectionality
My past research has been on the intersectionality of oppression and 1) identity issues related to the older population and 2) identity issues among the diaspora population from the Horn of Africa. Continuing my interests in ethnoracial minority older adults, I have been working on abuse among older immigrant adults and developed an intervention model using restorative justice mediation. I continue to work on Wellness Recovery Action Plan with older adults in which I use strengths-based critical social work and a mental health recovery approach. Currently I examine intersectionality of oppression and social justice beyond human animals in the hope of developing the area of social work and animals from an animal rights perspective.