Abuse of Older Adults: General Information for Service Providers and Caregivers
These are interactive presentation materials that are ideal for use in a classroom or workshop setting, to introduce the subject of elder abuse.
Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches, Guideline and Webinar – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
- Neighbours, Friends, and Family: It’s Not Right! This presentation may be of interest to anyone who is concerned about the abuse of older adults, how to identify abuse and what to do about it when you see it. For more information, please visit: http://www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.ca/node/178
- Screening Guide for Service Providers & A Guide to Supported Decision Making – Alberta Elder Abuse Network
- Strategies for Inter-Professional Health Care Providers to Address Older Adult Abuse (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists with a National Advisory Committee
- Discussing Screening for Elder Abuse at Primary Health Care Level, Silvia Perel-Levin. World Health Organization (2008)
- A Healing Approach to Elder Abuse & Mistreatment (PDF 125 pages 1.2 MB)
(Basic Introduction I (PDF 18 pages, 760 KB); Basic Introduction II (PDF 26 pages, 880 KB); Guide for Presenters of Abuse of Older Adults Workshops (PDF 20 pages, 110 KB); Bibliography by Category for research materials (PDF 18 pages, 50 KB); Bibliography by Organization for research materials (PDF 25 pages, 60 KB))
- Breaking the Silence: Best Practices for Responding to the Abuse of Older Adults:
Family Service Association of Toronto
- Community Awareness and Response: Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults (PDF 95 pages, 2.2 MB)
- Elder Abuse Resource Manual (PDF 48 pages, 700 KB): CCAC Timiskaming
- Looking Beyond the Hurt: A Service Provider’s Guide to Elder Abuse: Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Resource and Training Kit for Service Providers: Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults:
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
- ONPEA Video section features 30-second Public Service Announcements that can be used as TV commercials that are suitable for broadcast, and case study training videos.
- Silent & Invisible: What’s age got to do with it? A handbook for service providers on working with abused older women in British Columbia and Yukon. A DVD comes with the resource book. Available from the BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses
- An Elder Abuse Resource and Interventions Guide: Available through the Council on Aging of Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario
- Being Least Intrusive (BLI) – An Orientation to Practice for Front Line Workers in Responding to Situations of Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable First Nations Adults: National Institute for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
- Seniors and Elders Deserve Respect – A booklet on Protection Orders & Emergency Protection Orders: Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Justice
Information for Volunteers
- What Volunteers Need to Know: Canadian Centre for Elder Law. An introductory workshop for Board of Directors and volunteers for senior-serving organizations in New Brunswick.
Financial Abuse Focus
- Your Money Seniors: an online resource for seniors and their banking needs (including money management, fraud prevention, and financial abuse) by the Canadian Bankers Association.
- Money Matters English: BC Centre for Advocacy Support. Describes some key facts and makes suggestions to help to prevent financial abuse or fraud. It is linked to the Money Matters interactive video workshop that BCCEAS offers, as well as the Money Matters For Seniors video. The Money Matters workshop shows seniors how to avoid financial abuse (often by family, friends or caregivers) by using the services available to them at their banks, credit unions or trust companies to protect their money, their property and their independence.
- Interactive Animated Learning eTools are fictional characterizations that have been developed to allow you to recognize emotional and financial abuse among seniors.
- Core Curriculum & Resource Guide: This 147 page Interactive PDF eBook educates homecare workers about the topic of elder abuse and how to effectively take action. This guide has been designed to: reflect a wide variety of views and perspectives about Elder Abuse in Ontario; provide information about networks, organizations, projects, and subsequent resources and successes; and, offer relevant/usable information to help all those who interact with seniors continue to create and maintain an environment of safety and trust in which the senior may choose to live with dignity & respect.
- “House Calls“: National Film Board of Canada. This NFB film is about the growing lack of in-house medical care for older adults (2005)
Abuse of Older Women
- Free From Harm: This 25-page interactive eBook is designed for used by service providers and front-line workers dealing with the abuse of older women. The guide introduces practices and tools, including interviewing techniques and the creation of safety plans, that will be of use in assessing and responding to individual cases of abuse.
- Breaking the Taboo – Empowering health and social service professionals to combat violence against older women in their families. Addresses staff members of health and social services at different levels and aims to offer tools to help raise their awareness of abuse against older women within the family, help recognize these situations and support them to deal with such abuse.
Creating Awareness of Elder Abuse through Drama
This program is directed towards the older population, caregivers and the community as a whole, in order to raise awareness that abuse of older people is a serious problem. The kit provides scripts, production notes, questions and answers, and action and prevention tips for train-the-trainer programs. To purchase copies of the kit contact: Oshawa Senior Citizen Centres at 905-576-6712, or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information contact the authors: