The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults offers several activities of knowledge transfer such as awareness, prevention, detection and intervention in the context of mistreatment of older adults. This knowledge comes from the results of our research. Our knowledge transfer activities may be in the form of presentations of variable duration (20 minutes to 1h30, usually including a question and answer period) depending on your needs.They may also take the form of workshops (a half-day or a full day depending on the workshop and your needs). Presentations are intended to inform and share our knowledge with various audiences, while the workshops go further and allow participants to take ownership of the concepts so that they are better able to apply their new knowledge to their reality.

See the list of our research projects (in progress, in knowledge transfer or completed) under the “Activities” tab , as well as the list of our workshops below in order to better target the type of activities of knowledge transfer you need. For more information, please feel free to contact Roxane Leboeuf, the Chair’s coordinator, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone at 819-780-2220, extension 45621.

 

 

The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults offers several activities of knowledge transfer such as awareness, prevention, detection and intervention in the context of mistreatment of older adults. This knowledge comes from the results of our research. Our knowledge transfer activities may be in the form of presentations of variable duration (20 minutes to 1h30, usually including a question and answer period) depending on your needs.They may also take the form of workshops (a half-day or a full day depending on the workshop and your needs). Presentations are intended to inform and share our knowledge with various audiences, while the workshops go further and allow participants to take ownership of the concepts so that they are better able to apply their new knowledge to their reality.

See the list of our research projects (in progress, in knowledge transfer or completed) under the “Activities” tab , as well as the list of our workshops below in order to better target the type of activities of knowledge transfer you need. For more information, please feel free to contact Roxane Leboeuf, the Chair’s coordinator, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone at 819-780-2220, extension 45621.

In Hand - pratical guide

imageinhandIn Hand has been designed to support health and social service practitioners in their ethical reflection leading to decision-making during the intervention process in situations of mistreatment of an older adult. This decision-making framework contains three scenarios: suspension of follow-up, support measures and formal protective interventions. In Hand presents the values that come into play in situations of mistreatment of older adults, introduces various suggestions for practice and facilitates the identification of psychosocial and ethical issues raised in practice situations.

Training objectives

  • To update participants’ knowledge on mistreatment of older adults
  • To determine psychosocial and ethical issues related to intervention in situation of mistreatment of older adults
  • To introduce participants to a reflective and ethical approach
  • To enable participants in using the In Hand practice guideline manual
  • To support participants so they can feel better equipped to intervene in situations of mistreatment of older adults

Content

Part one: Issues related to intervention in situations of mistreatment of older adults

We will present the obstacles to the reporting of mistreatment situations, the three stages of intervention, intervention issues practitioners can face in such cases, the intervention dynamics and the importance of complementary approaches. This part allows participants to gain essential knowledge in order to fully use In Hand.

Part two: presentation of In Hand: an ethical decision-making framework

We present the development of the framework, and then we explain how to use In Hand. All elements composing this framework are fully explained and the trainer helps participants to feel at ease to use this new tool. Participants will also practice their skills with In Hand during an exercise in small groups.

Duration

  • One-day workshop: 7 hours
  • Half a day workshop: 3 hours (Note: the content of this training is reduced, subjects will therefore be explained in less detail and there will be no exercises.)

Target audience

This training is intended for health and social service practitioners in public or community settings who intervene in older adult mistreatment situations. Managers or supervisors are also welcome to attend this training.

Teaching methods

  • Interactive presentation in which participants are asked to share their experiences and questions regarding intervention in older adult mistreatment situations
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Small group exercise: Each group selects a case example from their practice and tries to apply what they have learned during the training
  • Materials given: a copy of In Hand.
  • Each participant will receive a training certificate.

Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz I (all groups)

quizfacturel1The Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz I was developed based on the Facts on Aging Quiz by Palmore (1977), but adapted specifically to the issue of the mistreatment of older adults. Designed for anyone interested in or wishing to become familiar with the issue, this Quiz is a tool for awareness, education and training, brought on by means of eighteen topics on the mistreatment of older adults. Moreover, this tool has resulted in the publication of a book in April 2012, published at the Presses de l'Université Laval: La maltraitance envers les aînés. Changer le regard.

Training objectives

  • o encourage exchange and reflection related to the mistreatment of older adults (the Quiz does not aim to gauge participants’ knowledge or to ensure that they retain the answers to the Quiz)
  • To promote awareness of the phenomenon of mistreatment
  • To destroy the myths surrounding the mistreatment of older adults
  • To propose updated knowledge on the mistreatment of older adults
  • To give information on the resources

Content

First, participants are invited to complete individually the Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz I. Subsequently, we take each of the eighteen questions/topics of the Quiz explaining the learning objectives of the question by presenting a reflexive component or a simulation exercise related to the issue, by giving the answer to the question, by exposing the explanation behind the answer whilst presenting complementary information related to the question. The following topics are covered: the definitions; the scope of the phenomenon; the forms of mistreatment; the forms of mistreatment specific to the context of housing; risk factors; vulnerability factors; the concept of gender; the authors of mistreatment; the consequences; the barriers to denunciation; the explanatory theories; the laws; prevention; screening; intervention; seniors’ associations; strain and stress; cultural aspects.

Training time

  • One half-day workshop of three to four hours
  • An hour and a half (only the questions that were the least well answered will be explained)

Target audience

The training workshop is designed for those interested in and wishing to become familiar with the issue of the mistreatment of older adults (for example, groups of seniors, students, etc.). Since the Quiz was developed based on Quebec, Canadian and international scientific literature, the training workshop can also be provided outside Québec.

Teaching methods

  • Interactive presentation promoting exchange and reflection relating to the mistreatment of older adults
  • Individual exercise: the participants are asked to complete the Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz I
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Material provided to participants: a copy of the Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz I; a document presenting the answers to the questions and brief explanations of the topics covered in the Quiz I

Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz II (experienced groups)

quizfacturel2The Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz II was developed based on the Facts on Aging Quiz by Palmore (1977), but adapted specifically to the issue of the mistreatment of older adults. Designed for those having a certain base of knowledge on mistreatment, this Quiz is a tool for awareness, education and training, brought on by addressing twenty-five topics relating to the mistreatment of older adults. It includes controversial issues in order to stimulate discussion around sensitive topics.  

Training objectives

  • To encourage exchange and reflection relating to the mistreatment of older adults (the Quiz does not aim to gauge the participants’ knowledge or to ensure that they retain the answers to the Quiz)
  • To promote awareness of the phenomenon of mistreatment of older adults
  • To destroy the myths surrounding the mistreatment of older adults
  • To propose updated knowledge on the mistreatment of older adults

Content

First, the participants are asked to complete individually the Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz II. Subsequently, we take each of the twenty-five questions/topics of the Quiz, explaining the apprenticeship aims of this question by presenting a reflexive component or a simulation exercise related to the question, by giving the answer to the question, by expounding a thorough explanation of this answer whilst presenting complementary information. The following topics are covered: the definitions; the scope of the phenomenon; the forms of mistreatment; the forms of mistreatment specific to the context of housing; risk factors; vulnerability factors; the concept of gender; the authors of mistreatment; the consequences; the barriers to denunciation; the explanatory theories; the laws; prevention; screening; intervention; the organization of services; seniors’ associations; cultural aspects; training. Note that the explanations given to these topics differ from the training workshop on Quiz I in that the elements of the answers are more thoroughly examined and are sensitive to the theoretical and practical knowledge of the target audience.

Training time

  • A one-day workshop of six to seven hours
  • A half-day (only the least successful questions will be explained)

Target audience

The training workshop is aimed specifically at those who have a certain base of knowledge related to the issue of the mistreatment of older adults (for example, psychosocial and health professionals, gerontology students, seniors involved in the prevention of mistreatment, etc.). Since the Quiz was developed based on Quebec, Canadian and international scientific literature, the training can also be provided outside Quebec.

Teaching methods

    • Interactive presentation promoting exchange and reflection relating to the mistreatment of older adults
    • Individual exercise: participants are asked to complete the Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz II
    • PowerPoint presentation
    • Material provided to participants: a copy of the Facts on mistreatment of older adults Quiz II; a document with answers to and brief explanations of the topics covered in the Quiz II
 

Facts on aging Quiz – Québec version

quizfacturel3The Facts on aging Quiz is an adaptation for Quebec of the Facts on Aging Quizzes by Palmore (1998). This Quiz is a tool for awareness, education and training purposes brought on by addressing twenty-five topics on all the aspects related to aging and the reality of older adults.

Training objectives

  • To encourage exchange and reflection on aging and the reality of Quebec older adults (the Quiz is not intended to gauge participants’ knowledge or to ensure that they retain the answers to the Quiz)
  • To promote participants’ awareness of the contemporary individual and social issues of aging
  • To reflect on possible actions to counter ageism and discrimination against older adults
  • To propose up-to-date knowledge on aging and the reality of Quebec older adults

Content

At the beginning of the training workshop, the participants are asked to complete the Facts on aging Quiz– Québec version, individually. Then we go over each of the twenty-five questions/topics of the Quiz presenting the answer to the question and offering an explanation of this answer whilst exposing complementary information. Several topics are covered: a portrait of older adults (demography, life expectancy, widowhood, older adults as a group); the social environment (places of residence and characteristics of households, public safety and criminal victimization, transportation services and driving, mobilization and utilization of resources); condition of health and well-being (physical, psychological and relational aspects); economic situation (income and poverty, work, retirement); economic and political contributions (social commitment and volunteerism, the role of caregivers, political commitment).

Training time

  • A one-day workshop of seven hours
  • A half-day of three to four hours (only the questions that were the least well answered will be explained)

Target audience

The training is for anyone interested in aging, for professionals working with older adults, for management or supervisory personnel, for public planners, for students, as well as for older adults.

Teaching methods

  • Interactive presentations to promote exchange and reflection relating to aging
  • Individual exercise: participants are asked to complete the Facts on aging Quiz – Québec version
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Material provided to participants: a copy of the Facts on aging Quiz – Québec version together with the answers

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Contact details

Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4
CANADA

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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