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The Chair was at the Forum des partenaires pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées (Partners’ Forum to counter mistreatment of older adults) and to one of the training sessions involving regional coordinators which took place from June 17

Themes: Training

The day began with a welcoming message from Francine Charbonneau, Minister of Family and Minister responsible for Seniors, for Anti-Bullying and for the Laval region.During the morning, the participants had the opportunity to listen to Christian Barette, the Assistant Deputy Minister for seniors, who reviewed the first five years of the Government Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse 2010-2015. Then, they were able to learn more about the preliminary results of the implementation of the pilot project on the socio-legal agreement in the Mauricie region which were presented by the team responsible for its implementation. In the afternoon, the discussion theme was on good treatment (free translation of Bientraitance).Marie Beaulieu first gave a presentation which aimed at harmonizing efforts to promote good treatment of seniors on one hand, and countering mistreatment on the other hand. These are two separate practices, but complementary. René Villemure, ethicist, continued with a presentation-workshop during which he encouraged the participants to reflect actively on the definition of good treatment, but also on other associated terms such as: norms, values, morality, rules, laws, etc. The day ended with a word from the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Family, Line Bérubé.

Following this Forum, the regional coordinators pursued their continuing training sessions on June 18 and 19, 2015. These two days specifically dedicated to them were organized by the Seniors’ Secretariat. Marie Beaulieu, Chairholder of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, was invited on June 18 to give a presentation about the Arrimage Guide on the intersystem duo practice model police officer/stakeholder of the public or community network of the health and social services sector, as well as on the project of knowledge-sharing from the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA).During this day, members of the Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS), as well as a Cutting-Edge Practicein countering mistreatment of older adults and the Elder Abuse Help Line (LAAA) were also invited to present the results of their work. More specifically, the members of the CREGÉS presented their project entitled Guide d’autoévaluation et de révision des politiques et des mécanismes internes en matière de lutte contre la maltraitance (Self-Evaluation Guide and Review of Policies and Internal Mechanisms in Countering Mistreatment) for managers of health care institutions, whereas the members of the Cutting-Edge Practice and the LAAA presented their project “Ce n’est pas correct!”, an adaptation of the validated training “It’s not right“.