FREE WEBINAR from NLNPEA on January 27...

The Adult Protection Act:
A Regional Perspective


The Adult Protection Act came into effect on June 30, 2014. This Act governs the delivery of services to adults in need of protective intervention because they are at risk of abuse and neglect and do not understand or appreciate that risk.  


Our webinar will feature a presenter from each of the four regional health authorities to discuss how elder abuse cases under this Act are reported, investigated, and followed up in their region. The discussion will also explore any trends and/or challenges and solutions that have arisen over the six months this Act has been in place. This presentation will be of interest to service providers, community workers, and seniors and their family members.


When:   January 27 from 11:00am to 12:15pm (Island time)


To register for the webinar go to:



Guest presenters: Marina Brett, Regional Manager, Family & Rehabilitative Services, Labrador-Grenfell Health * Doreen Burry, Social Work Consultant, Community Support Program, Western Health * Norman Matthews, Social Worker, Community Support Programs, Eastern Health * Karen Paddle, Adult Protection Coordinator, Community Support Program, Central Health


This is a FREE event. Participants in the St. John’s area may also come to the
Seniors Resource Centre NL to tune into the webinar.
We are located at 370 Torbay Road, Suite W100, St. John’s.
For more information call: 1-800-563-5599.



National Events



Elder Abuse Ontario (EAO) invites you to join a webinar entitled…


Supporting Older Adults with Responsive Behaviours


Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 – 11am - 12:30 pm (EST) – Note: This is 12:30 to 2pm NL island time


This webinar is designed for health-care providers, educators and leaders interested in learning about the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN - BSO best practice models. Join the speakers for a dynamic presentation that outlines how these models support older adults and professionals to reduce responsive behaviours and enhance caregiver support. 


Special Presenters:


Kathy Peters, HNHB LHIN BSO Coordinator

Behavioural Supports Ontario, Hamilton Health Sciences


Terri Glover RN,  Program Manager

Behavioural Supports Ontario, HNHB LTC Mobile Team 


Dana Vladescu MSW RSW, Manager-Clinical Services

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton

HNHB LHIN Behavioural Supports Ontario Community Outreach Team 


Registration is FREE! Go to:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing information for joining the webinar.


All you need is an internet connection. The live web stream window will become available about 15 minutes before the start of each event.


If you have any inquiries or issues, please contact  Rochella Vassell 
Tel:  416-916-6728  ext 225 


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 Adults

Changing 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



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


REGISTER NOW: https://conferences.adt.its.uwo.ca/Default.aspx?conferenceID=145


This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.



T. 519.661.2111 x87486