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17 November 2010

September 2010 Elder Abuse E-Bulletin - Social Media in Elder Abuse Prevention

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This edition of the Elder Abuse E-Bulletin is on how social media networks can be used to support efforts to prevent the abuse of older adults. Social media uses web-based technology to provide information and increase awareness on various issues. It also can be used as a tool to encourage dialogue among front-line workers looking for support and professional guidance on how to prevent elder abuse.

The Elder Abuse E-Bulletin is an e-newsletter on addressing and preventing the abuse of older adults in Canada. It is produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as part of its role under the Government of Canadas Federal Elder Abuse Initiative (FEAI). The E-Bulletin uses the terms “abuse of older adults”, “elder abuse” and “abuse of seniors” interchangeably throughout this edition.

For more information on the Government of Canada’s elder abuse initiatives, visit seniors.gc.ca or call 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For a teletypewriter device (TTY), call 1-800-926-9105.