Marie Beaulieu published the article Contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées au Québec. Bilan historique des politiques publiques et inventaire des principales actions (Countering mistreatment of older adults in Quebec.  Historic record of public policies and inventory of main actions) in the scientific and professional journal Risques & Qualité en milieu de soin (Risks and Quality in care environment) (December 2012).  The readership of this journal consists of researchers and professionals concerned by the quality and safety of care.

Read more: Recent article in the Journal Risques & Qualité, special issue on welfare →

Improving the training of future practitioners is unquestionably a goal to pursue to improve on knowledge and influence practices. In the United States, the systematic insertion of gerontological content within the curricula has been positive with regard to students’ interest in older adults as well as their career prospects. Émilie Rousseau-Tremblay[1], M.A. Gerontology, questioned the initial training on aging in the curricula of schools of social work in 8 Quebec universities. Her study shows that, overall,  the schools of social work all see training in gerontology as the meeting of two individual choices, that of the student, and that of the professor, and this despite convincing evidence indicating that this strategy is ineffective.

Read more: The Chair provides knowledge on mistreatment of older adults in various University course →

From June 23 to 27, the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics will be held in Seoul, Korea. The Chair will lead at least five conferences, including two of them directly related to the mistreatment of older adults.

Read more: Active participation of the Chair at the IAGG Congress (International Association Of Gerontology... →

For the 12th consecutive year, the Conseil pour la protection des malades (Council for the Protection of the Sick) will hold its annual conference, on June 2 and 3, at the Hilton Hotel, in Quebec City. The theme of the event this year will be "The financial abuse of vulnerable persons".

Read more: The Chair will be represented at the Council for the protection of the sick →

Marie Beaulieu and contributors published an article entitled Moving forward : Prevention of abuse of older women in the post-immigration context in Canada in the Canadian Review of Social Policy. The article addresses the conclusions of a project aiming to draw up a joint research programme in the field of prevention of violence towards older immigrant women in Canada. The project was based on the study of existing literature on the various forms of violence perpetrated against the elderly and immigrant women, local meetings with key players from seven provinces, a public event held in Toronto, as well as a conference bringing together provincial stakeholders.

Read more: Two new articles published in the Canadian Review of Social Policy →

…on issues related to interventions in order to counteract mistreatment of older adults living at home in Quebec.

Annie Riendeau was a research assistant at the Research chair for a year and half. Her work was to continue and develop an intervention manual on the mistreatment of older adults. While performing this activity, she has completed her master's thesis on issues related to interventions in order to counteract mistreatment of older adults living at home in Quebec.

Read more: Annie Riendeau, a master's student in the department of social work at the Université de... →

A luncheon meeting followed by a seminar on knowledge transfer was held by the Chair on June 5. The audience consisted of Chair members, three collegues from the Respect Seniors organization from Wallonia (Belgium), the Seniors Secretariat and members from the Table de concertation contre les mauvais traitements envers les aînés de l'Estrie (a round table on mistreatment of older adults in the Estrie region). Four presentations were made, here's a brief summary.

Read more: On June 5, the Chair held a seminar on knowledge transfer which gathered 24 people from various... →

On June 12, the Government of Canada has appointed two new members to the National Seniors Council, including Marie Beaulieu, the Chairholder of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults

"The National Seniors Council is mandated to provide advice to the federal government on matters related to the well-being and quality of life of Canada's seniors, including new opportunities and issues arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse seniors population" (Government of Canada, 2013).

Read more: Marie Beaulieu appointed for a two-year term to the National Seniors Council on June 6, 2013 →

The article entitled Les aînés engagés dans la lutte contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées au Québec(Seniors committed in the fight against mistreatment of older adults in Quebec) begins with a review of the way things have gone so far, since the adoption of the Government Action Plan to counteract mistreatment of older adults and also illustrates the recognition of practices raised by volunteers in the field of mistreatment by demonstrating their benefits. The article also talks about issues regarding volunteer work as well as the social and scientific relevance of this field of study.

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

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