FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens Conference is an initiative of the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC) and Alberta Seniors and Housing to increase awareness about elder abuse.
The vision of the 2018 FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens Conference is to create a ‘community of practice’ and to ‘take action’.
A truly effective community response involves many stakeholders working in collaboration.
Who should attend?
Multi-disciplinary professionals working with older adults.
- Front-line workers providing services to older adults
- Health professionals
- Social workers
- Representatives from seniors centres
- Organizations, including staff, board, volunteers and members
What to expect at the conference?
- Speakers who address important topics in the field of elder abuse
- Networking opportunities to connect with professionals working in the field of elder abuse
- Building best practices
- Trade Show
- “It’s Not Right!” Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults Training by Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children at Western University
Margaret MacPherson, MA, GDip
“It’s Not Right!” Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults Training
May 1, 2018
Margaret works closely with organizations and community groups on projects of system and social change. After graduating from university in 2002, she entered the public service and held portfolios in victim and children’s issues in the Ontario Government. In 2009, she joined the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at the University of Western Ontario in London as a Research Associate. Her work at CREVAWC includes program design and development for provincial and national projects. Margaret is passionate in her belief that everyone has an important contribution to make in creating safe and healthy communities and that we need to engage all members of our communities in the building process. For more information visit http://www.learningtoendabuse.ca
“It’s Not Right!” Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults
“It’s Not Right” Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults provides public education and training using an innovative bystander approach to engage and support neighbours, friends and family members as potential first responders to situations of abuse of older adults. Margaret will speak about the three year New Horizons pan-Canadian project to develop a shared approach in teaching everyone to recognize warning signs of abusive behaviour and how to respond safely and supportively using practical everyday skills.