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.

Read more: The Chair will attend the 40ieth Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian... →

In the context of its ties with international researchers, the Chair will hold a public conference this coming March 21. The professor and researcher Jutta Lindert, from the Protestant University of Ludwigsburg (Germany), will present her work as principal researcher in a comparative study of the incidence of mistreatment in five European countries.

Read more: The Chair will receive Jutta Lindert, Ph.D., this coming march 21, at lunchtime, in the auditorium... →

...which will be held on this coming February 17 in Montreal (Quebec, Canada).

his colloquium, organized by the Elder Abuse Helpline, will be the occasion to draw up a summary of the actions undertaken since the implementation of the Governmental Action Plan to counter Elder Abuse. Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors, will give an allocution. The researchers Marie BeaulieuLise Montminy and Michèle Charpentier will also speak. To register: www.creges.ca.

Read more: The Chair will present a conference at the Colloquium «how to help? Challenges and issues of... →

In autumn, 2011, two holders of master’s degrees in social service from Sherbrooke University, Cynthia Brunet and Josée Lévesque, published an article taken from their essay in two consecutive issues of the journal Vie et Vieillissement. You can obtain these articles, in PDF format, in the «Productions/Publications» section of our website.

Read more: Recently, two articles taken from essays produced in the context of the Chair’s work (Ageism and... →

...which will be held in Dijon (France) on this coming January 24 and 25.

These two symposia will bring together in turn international researchers from the French-speaking world, then from the world as a whole, in a reflection on the evolution of public policy concerning mistreatment over the last ten years. Involved will be France, Belgium (Wallonia), Switzerland, Netherlands, India, Israel, Germany and, of course, Quebec.

Beaulieu, M., Berg, N., Roulet-Schwab, D., & Busby, F. (January 25, 2012) Symposium: «The fight against mistreatment: what developments in Francophone states of social policy and practices since the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing?» , Réiactis International Symposium «The Right to Age». January 2012, Dijon (France).

Beaulieu, M., Kapur Shankardass, M., Lowenstein, A., Schols, J., Bleijlevens, M., Brucker, U. (January 26, 2012). Symposium: «Mistreatment of older adults; an international overview on social policies in force and their effect 10 years after the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing», Réiactis International Symposium «The Right to Age». January 2012, Dijon (France).

McDonald, L., Beaulieu, M., Harbison, J., Hirst, S., Lowenstein, A., Podnieks, E., & Wahl, J. (2012). Institutional Abuse of Older Adults: What We Know, What We Need to Know. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 24(2), 138-160.

Read more: The Chair has recently published two scientific articles in the Journal Journal of Elder Abuse and... →

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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
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Sherbrooke (Québec)
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