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Elder Abuse – It’s Not Right!

 

It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends and Family

Train the Trainer Workshop

For Professionals Working in our Community

 

 

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Information Brochure available here

Deadline for Registration: Feb 28, 2020

Registration: Click here

Since space is limited, we are requesting that no more than two staff per agency register to attend.   

As parking at Alzheimer’s Society is reserved for seniors and their family members, participants are requested to arrive 15 minutes early to find street parking.

 

Ontario is changing the conversation to stop abuse of older adults.

 In January 2017, the Ministry of Seniors Affairs, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University launched a provincial initiative

It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults to educate Ontarians as bystanders. Bystanders are those neighbours, friends and family members who are most often first to see warning signs with someone they know, but not know how to respond. We want people of all ages to be able to recognize warning signs of abuse and to know how to respond safely and effectively. Small actions can make a big difference!.

 

This year Elder Abuse Ontario in collaboration with the Windsor-Essex Elder Abuse Prevention Network is offering a free ½ day Train the Trainer workshop for professionals in our community.

This training was created and tested to support bystanders to:

  • Understand the relationship between ageism and abuse of older adults
  • Interrupt the social isolation that goes with abusive relationships by:
    • Recognize warning signs
    • Respond with a conversation that can open the door for support
    • Refer to services and supports that are available in the community

For further information, please contact Mehnaz Rafat at mrafat@fswe.ca

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