The following resource is part of the Family Violence Initiative, funded by the RCMP. Find similar tools by searching for the FVIF tag or consult the list of available resources.

safetyplanningeao screengrab"This toolkit was designed for agencies supporting older victims who are vulnerable, at-risk, or experiencing abuse. Whether the individual is an older woman or man, the Safety Planning Toolkit provides important information about family and partner violence. It also provides suggestions and strategies to help protect older adults in situations of risk or danger and how to maintain their safety and security. The Toolkit uses an approach to answer common questions many older adults ask such as, is my relationship unhealthy? What can I do? Who can help me?

The toolkit provides:

  • key facts and statistics on abuse and violence in later life
  • tips on how to recognize the warning signs of unhealthy relationships or abusive partners
  • action steps for an older adult
  • personal safety including making a personalized safety plan
  • contact information on programs and services

    This toolkit provides information only, it is recommended that older adults contact a local agency for support.
    They can also call Victim Services or the Seniors Safety Line at 1-866-299-1011 for a customized safety plan."

    Related materials: 
    Recorded webinar - Supporting Older Adults to Create A Safety Plan 

Source: Elder Abuse Ontario


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