From May 18 to 22, 2015, the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults will be pleased to welcome colleagues of the Walloon Agency to fight elder abuse, Respect Seniors, from Wallonia (Belgium). As part of this joint work session, the Chair will organize a consultation day on adapting the factual Quiz on mistreatment in the Walloon context which will take place on May 20.

Read more: A consultation day was organized by the Chair to adapt a Quebec tool to the Walloon context. →

The Arrimage project: An Intersystem Work Model to Counter Elder Abuse began in April 2012 following a subsidy from the Support program for Initiatives Promoting Respect for Seniors (SIRA) (now known as Quebec Age-Friendly Program-QADA) granted by the Minister of Family. This action-research project aims at documenting and modeling intersystem elder abuse efforts, based on innovative practices currently being tested in the north-eastern sector of Montreal, in order to disseminate a final model by using action-research.

Read more: End of the Arrimage project on practices countering elder abuse (police-practitioner duo) on March... →

On March 24, the Chair’s team held its first quarterly meeting of 2015. During this meeting, it was expected that the members working in the research project on Police intervention to Counter Mistreatment: Developing and Implementing a Practice Model(IPAM) were scheduled to report on the progress of their work to other members of the Chair.

Read more: The Chair reports on current status of the IPAM project to various partners from the Estrie region →

On March 2 and 3, the Chair attended the symposium Innovation in Elder Abuse Prevention organized by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) in Toronto. This symposium focused on the development of the knowledge-sharing project. It was aiming at encouraging practitioners involved in countering elder abuse to network across the country.

Read more: The Chair attended the symposium Innovation in Elder Abuse Prevention organized by the Canadian... →

The book entitled Bientraitance et qualité de vie - Tome 2 : Outils et retours d’expériences is a collective work coordinated by Michel Schmitt and published in March 2015 by Les Éditions Elsevier Masson. This book follows in the footsteps of the previous volume: Bientraitance et qualité de vie - Tome 1 : Prévenir les maltraitances pour des soins et une relation d'aide humanistes (Well-treatment and quality of life - Volume 1: Preventing mistreatment for humanistic health care and caregiving relationships).

Read more: Publication of the book Bientraitance et qualité de vie - Tome 2 : Outils et retours... →

On February 20 and 21, in Saskatoon, the Association des juristes d'expression française de la Saskatchewan (Association of French-Speaking Lawyers of Saskatchewan) and the Fédération des aînés fransaskois (Federation of Franco-Saskatchewanian Seniors), in partnership with the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan French Health Services Network) and the Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada (Canadian Federation of Francophone Seniors) organized a symposium entitled “Together to Ensure Rights, Security and Dignity of Seniors!”.

Read more: The Chair gave a presentation at the symposium "Together to Ensure Rights, Security and Dignity of... →

The radio show Des aînés et des droits addresses various topics related to seniors and mistreatment such as: marginalized seniors, aging with dignity, consequences of mistreatment, etc. This initiative is being funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program of the Government of Canada and aims at informing and raising awareness, but also at promotingopportunities for prevention and intervention.

Read more: Regular participation of the Chair in the radio show Des aînés et des droits →

The pan-Canadian training program It’s not right! Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults is aiming at raising community awareness regarding mistreatment of older adults. This training program has been developed by the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) in Ontario.

Read more: The Chair is part of the working committee led by the CSSS Cavendish for the adaptation of It’s... →

On February 19 was held the 5th edition of the CÉRTA’s* Student Scientific Meeting entitled "Collaboration and Partnership in Supporting Transitions Among Populations in Precarious Situations". The purpose of this scientific meeting was to address the foundations, the roles and objectives covered by the partnership or collaboration between various social, political, institutional or organizational actors.

Read more: A student from the Chair was awarded the prize for best oral presentation at the 5th edition of... →

The PAJMA Program (Support/Justice Program to counter mistreatment of older adults) is intended to all people aged 65 years and over who are living with a situation of mistreatment. It aims at supporting these people throughout the judicial process to the Municipal Court of the City of Montreal. More specifically, its primary aim is to:

Read more: The Chair took part in the PAJMA meeting on December 3, 2014 →

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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