On February 7, the Quebec government, in partnership with four government agencies, formalized the implementation of the Québec-wide framework agreement to combat maltreatment.

Read more: The Chair welcomes the signing of the Québec-wide framework agreement to combat maltreatment.... →

The latest issue of the Vie et Vieillissement journal of the Association québécoise de gérontologie (AQG) published early this winter, 2018 (vol. 15 no.1) deals with loneliness and social isolation. The Chair contributed two articles on very different themes.

Read more: The Chair publishes two articles in the journal Vie et Vieillissement. (February 2018) →

In June, 2017, the Research Center on Aging, and more specifically two research teams, including the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, was recognized for 4 years as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHO). It was officially launched in November, 2017. Although no funding is associated with this recognition, it offers considerable opportunities, including international partnerships and recognition at the international level.

Read more: The Chair receives a grant to carry out work in collaboration with the WHO. (February 2018) →

On February 22, the Forum on Financial and Material Mistreatment, organized by the Ministry of Families will be held and chaired by Francine Charbonneau, Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying. Three main themes will be addressed: Inform and prevent; Identify; Intervene.

Read more: The Chair will participate in the Forum on Financial Material Mistreatment. (February 2018) →

Over the past two years, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Research Center on Aging (CDRV) have embarked on a process to recognize the latter as a WHO collaborating center. Among the CDRV research projects and programs, two of them were chosen, namely the Age-Friendly Cities (AFC) initiative, led by Suzanne Garon, Ph.D., as well as the initiative to counter the mistreatment of older adults, otherwise known as the Chair, led by Marie Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Read more: The Research Center on Aging, and more specifically the Chair and the AFC team, is recognized by... →

Since mistreatment of older adults is a problem involving multiple factors, intersectoral intervention is needed to counter it effectively. The article entitled Police Partners: New Ways of Working Together in Montreal aims to present the IPRAS model (Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors), its development and implementation process throughout the Montreal Police (SPVM), paying particular attention to the intersectoral work inherent in police practice in situations of mistreatment of older adults.

Read more: The Chair publishes an article on the intersectoral work of police officers involved in... →

The article titled: La création et l’utilisation de guides de pratique en travail social : illustration d’une pratique en contexte d’autonégligence (loose translation:The creation and use of practive guides in social work: illustration in the context of self-neglect) is inspired by findings of the Jessica Calvé in her final essay for her Masters in Social Work under the direction of Marie Beaulieu. It was published in the fall of 2017 in issue 146 of the journal entitled Intervention, published by l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) (loose translation: Order of Social Workers and Family and Marriage Therapists of Quebec).

Read more: The Chair publishes an article on the creation and use of practice guides in the journal... →

The UN-MENAMAIS project (Understanding Mechanisms, Nature, Magnitude and Impact of Sexual Violence in Belgium) aims to understand the mechanisms, nature, extent and effects of sexual violence in Belgium. The Belgian research team is interested in this problem at all ages of life and has sought the collaboration of various international experts, including Marie Beaulieu, Chairholder. She is the voice of research on this issue for older adults.

Read more: The Chair contributes to Belgian efforts on the subject of sexual violence at all stages of life.... →

The 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from October 19 to 21, 2017. Researchers in the field of gerontology were invited to give lectures on the following theme: Evidence for Action in an Aging World. In total, the Chair presented 3 posters and 6 presentations. Here is a summary of the themes covered by the Chair:

Read more: The Chair gave several presentations at the Annual conference of the Canadian Association on... →

The Canadian Elder Law Conference was held on November 2 and 3, 2017, in Vancouver. Focusing specifically on legal and political issues affecting older adults, this biennial conference offered an inter-disciplinary perspective on the rights of older adults, policy, avenues for practice, case studies, ethics recommendations and exploring avenues for reform in the field of law.

Read more: The Chair was present at the 2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference in Vancouver. (November, 2017) →

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