Regional and Provincial Events
From the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in partnership with the VPI...
Respect Aging: Preventing Violence Against
Older Persons -- A Training Session
April 28, 11:30am to 12:30pm (island time)
Respect Aging is an education and training project that provides information, resources, and tools to raise awareness and increase understanding about violence against older persons. It challenges people to think about what they can do to make our communities and institutions safer for older persons. The training is typically delivered in 16 modules. This webinar will deliver the first two modules: Types of Violence and Indicators of Violence. (Additional modules will be offered in future webinars.)
This training will be of interest to service providers and anyone else who works or lives with older persons. A certification of completion for these modules will be available to participants upon request.
Respect Aging was developed by the Government of NL. For more information go to: www.respectaging.ca
To register for the webinar go to:
Presenters: Nancy Allen, Provincial Training Coordinator, Violence Prevention Initiative, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador * Elizabeth Siegel, Coordinator, NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Presented by the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University
FREE Webinar Education Session:
Is your workplace prepared to respond to domestic violence?
April 7 and April 14, 12:30 NL time (11:00 EST)
Scenario based training to:
-Recognize warning signs and risk
-Respond to risk -- safely and effectively in a variety of settings and situations
-Refer to internal and/or external experts
Join us for this upcoming one-hour webinar hosted by Margaret MacPherson. The same webinar will be offered on both April 7th and April 14th, consisting of a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute questions & answer session. Please choose the date that best suits your schedule at the registration link below.
Register for either date at: http://makeitourbusiness.com/content/webinar-april
Who should attend? Administrators, Supervisors, Managers, Human Resources Personnel, Health & Safety Reps, Security Staff, Union Leaders, Labour Reps and Business Owners.
Domestic violence is not a private matter: We all have a role to play!
From the Learning Network, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women, University of Western Ontario
Conference -- Save the Date
It’s Not Right! Abuse of Older AdultsChanging Attitudes – Changing Responses
May 4-5, 2015, Toronto
Sheraton Toronto Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto Ontario
Abuse of older adults is a serious problem in Canada. Plan to attend this national conference that will showcase innovative and interactive approaches to mobilize all Canadians to recognize and respond to the issue.
• Alan Berkowitz - Changing social norms for bystanders of abuse
• Peter Jaffe - Findings from recent domestic violence death reviews
• Brenda Zimmerman - Working together across sectors and communities for collective impact
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Healthcare, social service providers, police, educators, advocates and anyone with an interest in being part of a pan-Canadian movement to end abuse of older adults.
Up to March 31, 2015 - $200
April 1, 2015 and later - $250
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
T. 519.661.2111 x87486