In May 2012, the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions had its very first regional action plan to counter mistreatment of older adults 2012-2015. This plan is the regional base around which actions such as prevention, detection, intervention and cooperation are built. The Health and Social Services Agency of the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec and its partners invited us, on March 27, to the very first regional symposium La maltraitance envers les aînés : vers une action concertée en Mauricie et au Centre-du-Québec (Mistreatment of older adults: towards a concerted action in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions).

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Caroline Pelletier, a doctoral student in gerontology at the University of Sherbrooke, recently earned an honourable mention from the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for the 2013-2014 academic year. Her application was successful as a result of a rigorous selection that took into account her academic achievements as well as her excellent research work.

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The new section entitled Research in Quebec: abstracts of scientific articles can be found under in the scientific watch tab. This new section was designed to highlight the value of scientific research on mistreatment of older adults conducted by researchers from Quebec.

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In Montreal, on January 31, a symposium on the protection of vulnerable persons was organized by the Quebec Bar Association. During this event, the Chair holder, Marie Beaulieu, and professor emerita Suzanne Philips-Nootens presented a conference entitled La détermination de l'inaptitude de la personne âgée au carrefour des disciplines : le défi du respect de l'autonomie. (The determination of the inability of the older adult at the crossroads of disciplines: the challenge of respecting the autonomy).

Read more: Marie Beaulieu and Suzanne Philips-Nootens published a chapter in the Collective Work la... →

The research project is entitled: Developing a research agenda on mistreatment between residents.

This research project under the leadership of Lynn McDonald of the University of Toronto is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). It is aimed at organizing an invitational thematic symposium (expert forum type) in order to develop knowledge on an emerging issue, mistreatment committed in nursing homes between residents.

Read more: The Chair, as co-researcher, gets a new research grant to explore the unknown topic of violence... →

As part of its continuing training policy, the Quebec's College of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists organizes, each year, two days of training, the JAFC (annual continuing training days), that will be held in June. Nearly 500 members meet in order to learn new skills.

The research chair in partnership with three trainers has been selected to provide a two-day training on mistreatment of older adults as part of the JAFC.

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A founding action of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse 2010-2015, the creation of regional coordinators, has been in place since spring 2011. The coordinators are committed to their environment and play a pivotal role in promoting dialogue and partnership between the various local and regional agencies. Their mandate is in particular to provide a profile of services offered and resources available throughout their sector and to establish close ties between local agencies so as to ensure effective services geared towards countering mistreatment.

Read more: 2nd training of the Regional coordinators of the Governmental action plan to counter elder abuse... →

It is with great enthusiasm that the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults on 22 October 2011 launched its website. We invite you to regularly consult this site, because we will be adding content in the coming weeks and we will update it regularly.

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The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults attended the Annual Training Session of the Adult Protective Services of USA, at Buffalo, New York State, of which the theme was: Stemming the Tide of Adult Abuse. National Perspectives. Marie Beaulieu gave a conference on 21 September 2011 entitled: ‟Canadian ways to address Elder Abuse: Highlights from 13 Jurisdictions”. This presentation fell within the framework of a workshop on international perspectives concerning mistreatment of older adults.

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...which will be held in Ottawa from 21 october to 23 october 2011.

Within the context of the 40ieth Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology and the 4th Pan-American Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults will participate in the symposium: Emerging National/Regional Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect in Later Life. Marie Beaulieu, chairholder of the research Chair on mistreatment of older adults, will give a conference entitled, Mistreatment of Older Adults in the Americas: What Are the Research Directions? The conference will take place on Saturday, 22 October 2011, at the Hotel Westin Ottawa, in Ontario.

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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)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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