On April 10, 2019, Catherine Pellerin welcomed four guests, including Marie Beaulieu, to her program Médium large, broadcast by Radio-Canada Première. The topic was the financial mistreatment of seniors.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu speaks of financial mistreatment on ‘Medium large’, a program broadcast on... →

Marie Beaulieu was one of several researchers from the Research Center on Ageing (CDRV) invited to take part in a series of interviews on ageing with Henri Laban, host of Radio Ville Marie’s program Mieux vieillir. In total, 15 interviews took place with different CDRV researchers in order to learn more about their respective projects.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu on air with Radio Ville-Marie (April 2019) →

On February 20, the Research Chair held a training day for a group of Montérégie organizations on its practices guide entitled In Hand. Organized by the SAVA project (support for victims of elder abuse) and GRAVES (Seniors group of Vaudreuil and Soulanges), the workshop welcomed over 100 participants.

Read more: A training workshop on the practice guidelines ‘En Mains’ (In Hand) was offered to numerous... →

Under the supervision of Marie Beaulieu, Sarah Pomar-Chiquette recently submitted her master’s thesis in social services to the University of Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It is entitled ‘Bientraitance des aînés: nouveau paradigme à conjuguer à la lutte contre la maltraitance’ (Wellness Care of Seniors:  A New Paradigm to Be Combined with the Fight Against Mistreatment).

Read more: A student’s master’s thesis on wellness care is now available (March 2019) →

The mistreatment of seniors is a complex problem. In support of all those working with seniors (intervenors, volunteers, home-care workers, police, healthcare workers, community and residence partners), the Minister of Health and Social Services has published a brochure to help detect situations of mistreatment.

Read more: A new tool to detect mistreatment is developed and distributed by the Ministry of Health and... →

On March 26, the INSPQ (Quebec Public Health Expertise and Reference Center) published a series of documents online under the heading ‘Intimidation’. These documents provide pertinent information to communication professionals (media, spokespersons, press secretaries, etc.) who may be called upon to cover news concerning this subject.

Read more: On-line publications concerning intimidation (March 2019) →

The Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults and the CIUSSS of Estrie-CHUS (Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for Sherbrooke) obtained a grant from the Quebec Office for Handicapped Persons for a two-year study of psychological and financial mistreatment of handicapped seniors.

Read more: Launch of a new project concerning psychological and financial abuse of older adults with... →

The Quiz on mistreatment of older adults is an awareness tool that can be used by seniors and their families as well as new or established professionals. The Quiz led to the 2012 publication of a book entitled: La maltraitance envers les aînés. Changer le regard. Each chapter of the book deals with a question from the Quiz.

Read more: Work on updating ‘Quiz 1 – Facts on mistreatment of older adults’ is underway! (February 2019). →

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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