Each year, Marie Beaulieu supervises several master’s students in their thesis or essays, as well as doctoral students. Over the last months, she has been supervising the essays of Audrey Allard, Jessica Calvé and Marika Lussier-Therrien, all of them master’s students in Social Work from the University of Sherbrooke. After several months of being committed in their studies, they finally submitted their essay at the beginning of June.

Read more: Three Chair’s students completed their master’s essay in Social Work. (July 8, 2016) →

Bill 399, introduced at the Quebec’s National Assembly in October 2013, was dealing with the implementation of mechanisms to report mistreatment of older adults in nursing homes. In order to discuss this subject thoughtfully, Réjean Hébert, who was the minister of health and social services at the time, believed that it was better to document the issue of mistreatment in nursing homes, as well as to implement mandatory reporting. He then issued a threefold mandate to the Chair:

Read more: The Chair submitted the executive summary of the report on mistreatment of older adults in nursing... →

The IPRAS project (Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors) that started in July 2013 has finally come to an end. During the press conference on April 21, the City of Montreal’s Mayor, Denis Coderre announced that the IPRAS model developed in this project will be gradually implemented in the City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) in the next few weeks.

Read more: A press conference was held in Montreal to announce the implementation of the IPRAS model within... →

The Quebec Association on Gerontology (AQG) published, in March 2016, the issue no. 3, volume 13 of the Vie et vieillissement journal. This issue was aiming at addressing the various aspects of the caregivers’ reality. Marie Crevier, a doctoral student, andArzemina Spahic-Blazevic, former master student, both under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, published an article to highlight aspects of their study project which are related to this subject.

Read more: Two articles published by the Chair in the Vie et vieillissement journal. (June 2nd, 2016) →

The first edition of the School of Social Work’s seminar was held on April 21 and 22 at the University of Sherbrooke (U of S). Under the theme of Social Gerontology, this activity allowed to showcase the work of bachelor’s and master’s students, as well as research projects carried out by professors. All members of the University’s faculties as well as several partners from the health and social services network and from the community network were invited to this event.

Read more: Three students from the Chair showcased their work and the Chair’s during the School of Social... →

The Chair’s work on older adult bullying was initiated in 2014 following an invitation from the Government of Quebec to participate in the Anti-Bullying Forum which took place on October 2 of the same year. In November 2015, the same government delineated the actions of various players in countering bullying (all populations combined) by implementing the Action Plan to Prevent and Counter Bullying 2015-2018. Out of the 53 measures, 11 specifically targeted older adults. The Chair was appointed as the main partner for achieving two of them.

Read more: The Chair currently leads four projects dealing with older adult bullying. (April 21, 2016) →

The ABAM-MF project (Volunteering to Counter Financial and Material Mistreatment of Older Adults) completed its first year of funding on April 1. This research project aims to document volunteer action (management, actions and benefits) in countering financial and material mistreatment of older adults, in order to identify the specific characteristics and enhance it with a Practice guide. With regard to the methodology provided, the project is progressing according to six key stages:

Read more: Data collections are well underway for the ABAM-MF project. (April 21, 2016) →

The IPAM project (Police Intervention with mistreated older adults) began in July 2013 after obtaining a grant from the Government of Canada’s program New Horizons for Seniors. It aims at developing a police practice model to counter mistreatment of older adults. Several tools are included in this model such as: a local guideline, an intervention procedure for older adults, training modules and a detection toolbox intended for police officers for detecting mistreatment of older adults.

Read more: The Chair adapted the detection toolbox for the IPAM project and submitted the version to the... →

On December 2, 2015, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS), as well as the Ministry of Family (MF) gave a specific mandate to cutting-edge practice to counter mistreatment of older adults of the University-affiliated centre of social gerontology of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal. This mandate consisted of developing a policy framework to counter mistreatment of older adults in institutional and long-term care settings.

Read more: The Chair participated in the working committee for the development of a policy framework to... →

At the end of 2015, Marie Beaulieu and three members of the Chair, Marie Crevier, Monia D'Amours and Luisa Diaz published an article in the prestigious Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. In the article "Financial Exploitation of Older Women: A Case Analysis Using the Struggle for Recognition Theory", Marie Crevier collects a situation of mistreatment in the framework of her doctoral thesis in Gerontology at the University of Sherbrooke. The team conducted its analysis based on Honneth’s Struggle for Recognition Theory and its three central components: primary relationships, legal relations and community of value.

Read more: The Chair publishes two articles in renowned journals: The Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect and... →

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