As part of its continuous training policy, the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec organises, each year, a two day training session, the JAFC, which will take place in June. Close to 500 members are meeting to acquire new skills.
The Research Chair in partnership with 3 trainers was selected to offer a two days of training on mistreatment towards older adults as part of the JAFC.
The training team is constituted of :
• Paul Martel, community organiser and coordinator of the governmental action plan to counter mistreatment towards older adults for the region of Estrie;
• Robert Simard, social worker and coordinator of the governmental action plan to counter mistreatment towards older adults for the region of Québec;
• Nancy Lachance, social worker and councillor clinician at the CSSS of the Veille Capitale;
• Marie Beaulieu, Chairholder of the Research Chair on mistreatment of older adults;
• Johannie Bergeron Patenaude, social worker and coordinator of the Research Chair on mistreatment of older adults.
Title of the training:
Psychosocial intervention to counter mistreatment towards older adults
Description of the training:
The countering of mistreatment towards older adults in Québec mainly structured itself in 2010 by the adoption of the Plan d’action gouvernemental pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 2010-2015. In the practice continuum, social worker must often play a key role in the prevention, identification and the follow ups of situation as much in homes than in residences. Developed by 5 trainers regrouping 2 of the 4 actions structuring the Plan d’action, this two day training session leans on the recent work published in Québec which is La maltraitance envers les aînés… Changer le regard (2012) and the Guide de référence pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées (2013).
The goals of the training session are: lay out the issue of mistreatment and put it in the context of Québec actions aiming to counter it; situate the good prevention, identification of cases and the follow up practices in the continuum of services; situate the practice of social workers in a multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary framework and knowing how to intervene by taking into account the legal context.
This interactive training is comprised of presentations, discussions and study cases. Social workers working in all types of services that will potentially serve older adults are welcomed.