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cover brief hocbrief fraudulentcalls mar2020The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Industry, Science and Technology held hearings in March 2020 (which is coincidentally Fraud Prevention Month) for a study on Fraudulent calls in Canada.

The Committee listened to a variety of stakeholders and individuals who spoke on the topic. We were honoured to present our brief to discuss how these fraud calls affect and specifically target older adults, and to outline some recommendations.

The brief was respectfully submitted to the Standing Committee by CNPEA's Board Member, Kate Schroeder.  A recording of the session can be watched here. A full report of the Standing Committee will be published at a later date.

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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

recommendationssainltc a2jproject 2020This Learning Brief is part of a set developed for the Access to Justice Project.
As an add-on to the mini literature review on elder sexual assault in long-term care (LTC) facilities, this learning brief identifies and articulates key recommendations and suggestions for preventing, identifying, and responding to instances of sexual violence in LTC facilities. Recommendations are categorized according to those for research, policy, and practice.

Companion piece: Learning Brief: Sexual Assault in Long Term Care Facilities - Mini Literature Review

Authors:
Amy Peirone, PhD, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
Myrna Dawson, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph, Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

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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


learningbrief2 sainltc minilitreview2020This Learning Brief is part of a set developed for the Access to Justice Project.
As our population continues to age, it is estimated that the demand for LTC beds will increase 10-fold by 2030, underscoring the need for a comprehensive understanding of the unique vulnerabilities for and consequences of sexual abuse in LTC settings. The following mini literature review provides a brief synthesis of the research and current knowledge on the sexual victimization of older adults in long-term supportive care settings.

Companion piece: Learning Brief: Sexual Assault in Long Term Care Facilities - Recommendations for Research, Policy and Practice

Authors:
Amy Peirone, PhD, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
Myrna Dawson, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph, Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

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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

recommendationsgeneral sainlaterlife a2jproject 2020This Learning Brief is part of a series developed for our Access to Justice Project.
The available literature provides several suggestions for the identification, prevention, and intervention of sexual violence in later life. These suggestions are typically categorized into recommendations for future research, policy, and practice. 

While research studies on sexual violence in later life come from multiple areas of study (e.g., elder abuse, sexual violence, intimate partner violence), and are conducted with different samples using different methodologies, underscoring the bulk of recommendations and suggestions across studies is the need to focus on sexual abuse in older age as distinct from other forms of abuse, and as distinct from sexual violence in younger victims.

Distinguishing between types of abuse, and viewing sexual victimization as a distinct victimization experience can facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate prevention and intervention strategies and approaches that are attentive to the unique needs of older persons and older victim-survivors.

Companion piece: Learning Brief: Sexual Assault in Later Life - Mini LIterature Review

Authors:
Amy Peirone, PhD, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
Myrna Dawson, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph, Director,Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

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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

learningbrief1 salaterlife minilitreview 2020This Learning Brief is part of a series developed during our Access to Justice Project. It provides an overview of the literature and knowledge base on sexual assault in later life. It is designed to provide a summary of what we know about sexual victimization in older age, including why it should be viewed as distinct from sexual assault experienced by younger adults as well as from other forms of elder abuse, and identifies some key gaps in our knowledge and understanding of sexual assault in later life.

Companion piece: Sexual Assault in Later Life- Recommendations for Research, Policy, and Practice

Authors: Amy Peirone, PhD SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph and Myrna Dawson, PhD Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

 

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