The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) has a website which aims at fostering knowledge sharing between all the players involved in countering elder abuse across Canada. Several tools are readily available to facilitate this knowledge sharing, such as webinars (free lectures available online).

Read more: The Chair and the SPVM will present on January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM a webinar on The Police... →

On December 10, 2015, Francine Charbonneau, Minister of Families responsible for Seniors, announced that 29 projects were funded under the QADA 2015 program. The action-research project submitted by the University of Sherbrooke, which oversees the Chair, in collaboration with the community organization DIRA-Estrie is on this list.

Read more: The Chair, in partnership with DIRA-Estrie, secured a grant from the Quebec Age-Friendly Program... →

The ABAM-MF project (Volunteering to Counter Financial and Material Mistreatment of Older Adults) has been initiated in April 2015 further to a three-year grant of $259 500 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Read more: The work for the ABAM-MF project, dealing with volunteering within the community-based... →

The fall season has always been the busiest period of the year for the Chair, particularly regarding knowledge transfer. During the months of September, October and November, 20 presentations were made by seven members of the Chair, including Marie Beaulieu, Marie-Ève Bédard, Jessica Calvé, Marie Crevier, Roxane Leboeuf, Marika Lussier-Therrien and Caroline Pelletier.

Read more: Months of September, October and December were successful for the Chair regarding knowledge... →

During the fall of 2015, five books in which the Chair has drafted a chapter were published. One of these chapters, written by Caroline Pelletier  and Marie Beaulieu, was published in the 3rd edition of the book Introduction au travail social (Introduction to social work) directed by Jean-Pierre Deslauriers and Daniel Turcotte.

Read more: Five book chapters published by the Chair. (December 18, 2015) →

Audrey Allard, a Master of social work student from the University of Sherbrooke, under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, has done her master’s internship in the fall of 2015 in Belgium with Respect Seniors, the Walloon Agency for countering elder abuse.

Read more: Audrey Allard collected data on the use of the In Hand tool - Respect Seniors in Belgium.... →

The project on the Police Intervention with Mistreated Older Adults (IPAM) aims at developing a police practice model to counter mistreatment of older adults. This is carried out in partnership with the City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM).

Read more: The assessment of the IPAM’s implementation of pilot project 1 almost completed. (December 18, 2015) →

The Arrimage Project: Modèle de travail intersectoriel pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées (Arrimage: An Intersystem Work Model to Counter Elder Abuse) was completed on March 31, 2015. One of the main objectives of the working model was to develop a Pratical guide for intersectoral duo police officer/practitioner from public or community network of the Health and Social Services sector. Since the completion of the project, knowledge transfer activities have increased, in particular in regard to the guide that came out of the project.

Read more: The Guide de pratique en duo intersectoriel policier/intervenant (Pratical guide for intersectoral... →

The Chair took a close look at the problem of older adult bullying following an invitation by the Québec government to the Anti-Bullying Forum  that took place on October 2, 2014. After the Forum, we answered a call for submissions by publishing a brief entitled: L’intimidation envers les personnes aînées (Older Adult Bullying) (Available in french only).

Read more: The Chair’s work in the area of older adult bullying gains momentum! (October 14, 2015) →

In order to meet the needs of two projects, the ABAM-MF project L’action bénévole dans la lutte contre la maltraitance matérielle et financière envers les aînés (Volunteering to Counter Financial and Material Mistreatment of Older Adults),and the Veille scientifique internationale (International scientific watch) project, the Chair hired two new students and one new research assistant. Our new team members are Jordan Bédard-Lessard, Isabelle Maillé and Julie Carrier.

Read more: The Chair hires two new students and one new research assistant. (October 14, 2015) →

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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Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
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Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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