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The DAMIA Project is a finalist in the 2019 Excellence Awards Gala of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS (Eastern Townships Integrated University Health and Social Services Network – CHUS) (July).

The DAMIA (Seeking help in response to mistreatment and bullying of older adults) project is a nominee for the Excellence Award in the category, ‘Taking action for, and with the user, his or her family and friends, and the population in general’. The Gala will take place on October 23 in Sherbrooke.

The project, led by the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, in collaboration with DIRA-Estrie (Help center for older adults in situations of mistreatment), had the following main objectives:

  1. To cast a critical eye on awareness practices in community organizations;
  2. To identify the obstacles and incentives regarding demands for help in situations of mistreatment in various living environments for older adults;
  3. To develop a practices guide maximizing awareness activities concerning the mistreatment and bullying of older adults. The guide is principally intended for administrative personnel, coordinators of community organizations, and to all those offering awareness activities.

The DAMIA project’s Practices Guide (In French and English) is available for download at the following link: DAMIA – Older Adult Mistreatment and Bullying: Enhancing Awareness Practices of Community-Based Organizations Promoting the Transition from Awareness to Reporting.