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By Pam Burns, CNPEA Board member

I was fortunate to attend the 19th Annual Diverse Voices Conference in Edmonton on November 13- 15, in 2 roles (volunteer and delegate), wearing 3 hats: Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC) Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) Board Member, and St. Aidan’s Society Staff Member. Collaboration between the Diverse Voices Planning Committee and the AEAAC resulted in the first-ever Elder Abuse Pre-Conference. Diverse Voices is the largest Domestic Violence Conference in Western Canada, hosting approximately 630 delegates, and having elder abuse included was truly a leap forward for elder abuse awareness.

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PhD student Silvia Fraga Domínguez, from the Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London (UK),  is conducting a study looking at the experiences of people who help older adults who have been victimised (whether family, friends, or others who help older people outside of a professional context). The objective of the study is to understand the barriers these individuals encounter and how older victims of abuse can be better supported.

This study has received ethical approval and is now looking for participants. While the study is based in the UK, participants from Canada and the US are welcome. Additional information is available here: www.supportexperiences.weebly.com and the study lead can be contacted at this email address:



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IN-PERSON FOCUS GROUP
Housing Needs of Older 2SLGBTQ Adults


The Sharp Foundation, with the support of the Halifax Project, the Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit, and Dalhousie University, is organizing a focus group in Calgary on November 13, 2019, at the University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape. 

You may be eligible to participate if you can speak English or French, live in Canada, are 55 + and self-identify as 2SLGBTQ

For details and registration email:

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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources

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''Drawing on recommendations from a recent report released by the Australian Association of Gerontology, the report's co-author Catherine Barrett outlines strategies to enable service providers to better respond to and prevent the sexual abuse of women living with dementia and older women living with a partner with dementia.''

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Source: Australian Journal of Dementia Care Vol 8 No 5 October/November 2019 

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Under-reporting in Abuse of Older Adults in the Prairie Provinces

Are you an older adult who has experienced some kind of abuse – serious harm, disrespect or assault/abuse? We need your views and thoughts on this important issue. 

Your participation will include an interview (about 1 hour long) answering questions on this topic. 
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If you are interested in participating in this study, please call our confidential voice mail at: 204-474-7181. 
You may email us at:  

Principal Investigator: Kerstin Roger (University of Manitoba) 
Funded by PrairieAction Foundation
Community Partner: A & Opportunity: Support Services for Older Adults

 

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