Pink Shirt Day: Not Just a Day for Kids…Older Adults and Bullying
Windsor-Essex County: Wednesday, February 26 is Pink Shirt Day.
Family Services Windsor-Essex (FSWE) is supporting the anti-bullying campaign to help raise awareness of bullying of older adults: #PinkShirtDayForAll.
In a 1recent Canadian study, preliminary reports identified that 57% of English-speaking older adult respondents reported being bullied in the last 4 months.
Did you know… that through our Elder Abuse Response Service, FSWE helps older adults deal with neglect, bullying and abuse? Elder Abuse can include:
- Financial or property misuse
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Mental or Emotional abuse
- Caregiver neglect or self-neglect
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
What: It’s Not Right! Changing the Conversation to Stop Abuse of Older Adults
Train the trainer workshop for professionals working in our community
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:30-4:30pm
Where: Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex County
For further information, please contact Mehnaz Rafat, Program Coordinator of FSWE’s 2Elder Abuse Response Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 519-966-5010 x1035.
1CNPEA – Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse https://cnpea.ca/en/about-cnpea/blog/1099-pink-shirt-day-not-just-a-day-for-kids-older-adults-and-bullying
2FSWE – Elder Abuse Response Service https://fswe.ca/support/elder-abuse/
3Anti-Bullying Campaign – Fact Sheet