The article is entitled Quand l'âgisme mène à considérer toutes les personnes aînées comme étant vulnérables et sujettes à la maltraitance (When ageism leads us to consider all the seniors as vulnerable and subject to mistreatment) and is published by Marie Beaulieu and Marie Crevier, doctoral student at the Chair.

Read more: The Chair publishes a new article in the Vie et Vieillissement Journal! →

For the third year, the Partners Forum was held in Laval, on October 11, under the following theme: "How to do it together". The Chair attended this Partners Forum.

Dr. Réjean Hébert, Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for Seniors opened the meeting. Marie Beaulieu, the Chair holder for the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults and Denis Bourque, the Chair holder for the Canadian Research Chair on Community Organization at the University of Quebec in Outaouais (city of Gatineau) recounted the 30-year history of fighting mistreatment against older adults in Quebec.

Read more: The Chair attended the Third Partners Forum of the Government Action Plan to counter mistreatment... →

The research project L'intervention policière en matière de lutte contre la maltraitance : développement et implantation d'un modèle de pratique (Police intervention in the fight against mistreatment: development and implementation of a practice model) has now begun! This project in collaboration with the city of Montreal Police Department aims at developing a model of police practice to counter mistreatment against older adults.

Read more: The Chair launches a new research project with the City of Montreal Police Department →

Available on the Chair's website, here are short video clips of ''important interviews'' featuring world class researchers in the fight against mistreatment. They tell us about their work and more generally research on mistreatment and its impact on public policies and practices.

Read more: Three important interviews are now available online! →

The research team of the IPAM project (police intervention for mistreated seniors), funded by the federal government, is now performing data collection (survey to all SPVM police officers, group interviews in two neighbourhood stations, observation of police practice with seniors, etc. ) and it is in full swing. This has already produced some positive results.

Read more: Data collection for the IPAM research project of the City of Montreal Police dDepartment (SPVM) is... →

The Chair will present two conferences as part of the regional workshops on suicide and seniors from Montreal and Laval organized by l'Association québécoise de la prévention du suicide (AQPS) (The Quebec Suicide Prevention Association).

Read more: In February, the Chair will present two conferences at two Regional Workshops on Suicide and... →

The Quebec Bar Association holds the Symposium on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons. The event will take place in Montreal on January 31, 2014.

The symposium will discuss various topics related to the protection of vulnerable persons, such as the acts which require a personal consent of the protected adult, the determination of the inability of the older adult, the total or partial inability and the impact of the Act on the end-of-life care on vulnerable persons.

Read more: The Chair will participate in the Quebec's Bar Symposium on the protection of vulnerable persons →

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 Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
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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