How to Establish Specialized Refuge and Support Programs for Older Abused Women"This manual includes information and tools for existing shelter services for abused women and their children who want to provide age appropriate services for older women victims of violence within their family setting. This material is drawn from the experiences and results of pilot testing a new model of services to support older abused women. The pilot tested over a three year period in three British Columbia and one Yukon location ending March 2005. It is described in more detail in an evaluative final report on the project, Silent and Invisible: What’s Age Got To Do With It? (Hightower, Smith and Hightower 2005)1."

Source: BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses

Seniors as Victims of Crime

"Using data from  self-reported victimization and police-reported surveys, this profile examines  the nature and prevalence of violent and property crimes against seniors. The  report also examines characteristics of offences committed against seniors,  such as the level of reporting to the police, the proportion of incidents  involving weapons and the proportion of incidents causing injuries to the victim.  Furthermore, information on seniors’ fear of crime, the prevalence of spousal  abuse as well as seniors’ risk of telemarketing fraud is also presented."

Source: Lucie Ogrodnik, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada

Family Service Toronto"The Seniors & Caregivers program launched Breaking the Silence on September 24, 2004. The guest speaker at the launch was The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Targeted to individuals working with older persons in a variety of sectors including community services, health care, mental health and addictions, the judicial system and others, this manual uses an approach grounded in an analysis of power and control."

Source: Family Services Toronto: Seniors and Caregivers Support Services

Public Health Agency"This report provides a gender-based analysis (GBA) of elder abuse in Canada. It provides information for creating bias-free, gender- and culturally-relevant research, policies and practices in elder abuse. It also describes the relevance and application of the findings to public health research, policies, programs and practices." Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada to enter your email and receive the full report. 

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada


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