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wordtothewise barriersThis document is part of a series of newsletters entitled Word to the Wise, par of the Aging Without Violence Project.

''In 2018 the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) received funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, through Ontario's Senior Strategy, to lead a 4-year training and resource project focused on ending violence against older women in Ontario (Jan. 2018- March. 2021).

The Aging Without Violence (AWV) project is guided by an inter-sector provincial advisory including stakeholders with expertise in violence against older women, public education, service provider training, research, and improved community responses.

The overall aim of the project is to enhance responses and advocacy efforts when supporting older women impacted by violence, in alignment with Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors.

Goals of the AWV project include:

  • Showcasing existing responses, programs and research in the area of older women who’ve experienced violence
  • Providing opportunities to connect across the VAW, health, residential care, housing sectors
  • Identifying gaps in service delivery, resources, systems and research to inform specific service provider training

Overall, the project will promote a holistic approach and an integrated response in the development of service provider training to address violence against older women in Ontario, in addition to the following principles:

  • Inclusion
  • Choice and & Self Determination
  • Diversity
  • Safety and Security "


Source:  Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) 

 

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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

 

screen shot 2018 09 07 at 3.32.55 pmThis fact sheet was completed in association with the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care for the National Center on Elder Abuse situated at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

  • What you need to know
  • The signs of sexual abuse
  • Residents' rights
  • What must a facility do when it receives information about a suspected incident of abuse?
  • What to do if you suspect sexual abuse is occurring?
  • Additional Resources


Source: National Centre on Elder Abuse

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on ltc residents billofrights cover

''Every Resident sets out the expanded Residents' Bill of Rights, which is meant to ensure that long-term care homes are truly homes for the people who live in them.

The booklet also sets out what residents can do if they believe their rights have been violated, as well as information on where to get help. This edition has been updated with information about:

  • the new Ministry complaints process
  • contact information for health profession regulatory colleges
  • more information on informed consent to treatment''

    Source:  CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) 
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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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    ''Manitoba Justice Victim Services is undertaking a project to deliver training, information and education on the topic of sexual violence. The goal of the project is to help all Manitobans become better informed about sexual assault and how to best support survivors.

    The guide You Have Options: Help After Sexual Assault is designed to help you:

    • recognize and understand sexual assault
    • know your rights
    • understand the criminal justice system, including making a police report and going to court
    • stay safe
    • know your options
    • get counselling, support and healing

    Additionally, a series of workshops will be held across Manitoba for both community members and service providers. The Manitoba Justice Victim Services website will be updated with information about upcoming workshops throughout the year.''

    Source:  Manitoba Justice Victim Services

     

     

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