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For 24 hour support and referral, call Family Violence Info Line 310-1818

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk or harm call 911
For 24 hour support and referral, call Family Violence Info Line 310-1818

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Pre-conference Sessions for Police

Face It: Elder Abuse Happens: Community of Practice, Taking Action – pre-conference event

Location: River Cree Resort and Casino 
300 E Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3

April 30, 2018
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This is a closed event for police officers and crown prosecutors.
There is no charge for this event, which includes box lunch and light afternoon snack.

Alberta Seniors and Housing and the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council are co-hosting the Face It: Elder Abuse Happens: Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference. Specialized pre-conference sessions are being planned for police on April 30, 2018.

Sessions will include information to assist police officers in investigating incidents of elder abuse, including financial abuse of older adults, tips to interviewing older adults presenting with memory loss or mental illness, understanding the unique psychiatric illnesses of older adults, and the role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.

Schedule
12:00 – 4:30 event 
Registration opens at 11:00 am
Boxed lunch 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm 
12:30 pm to 2:15 pm- Detective Alfred Ma, Edmonton Police Service
2:15 pm to 2:30 pm break
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Arlene Wheeler, RN Mental Health Therapist, Community Geriatrics 
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Barb Martini, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Registration for this session is now closed.

It’s Not Right. Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults “Train the Trainer”.

Location: River Cree Hotel
300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta T7X 3Y3

April 30, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: The cost to the participant is $0.00 . The cost of this session is $60.00. The fee is subsidized by Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council. This includes a boxed lunch, light afternoon snack and It's Not Right. Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults "Train the Trainer" materials supplied on a USB flash drive.

The It’s Not Right Program is designed to have educators who present to the community at large to inform and promote the program. These educators are trained by workshop facilitators. This training will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to be a trainer of those workshop facilitators.
Please note there is a limit of 30 participates.

Registration for this session is now closed.

Conference Sponsors

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Rules and Speaker requirements at FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference

1. ACCEPTABILITY OF TERMS OF AGREEMENT
Completing and signing this form indicates the speaker(s) accepts the terms of the agreement and will not hold FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference.

2. PAYMENT
Speakers must provide Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC) with an invoice for agreed upon speaker fees and related expenses, as outlined in the speaker agreement. Invoice must be submitted before April 2 for full payment. Payment will be made on the day of the conference, upon completion of the presentation.

3. ASSIGNMENT OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Speakers will be assigned a date and time to present. FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference will make every effort to accommodate special requests. Not withstanding the above, FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference retains the right to assign or change speaker time at its sole discretion as deemed necessary.

4. CANCELATION OF CONFERENCE
If FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference is prevented from proceeding with the conference, for whatever cause, FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference shall cancel the speaking engagement without any liability to FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference. Speakers may cancel their presentation with written notification to FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference.

5. RESTRICTIONS
Speakers will not provide substitute speakers/presenters without written notification to FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference.

6. WRITTEN NOTICE
Written notice must be sent to FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference janet.schimmel@janpat.com

Registration

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Registration opens December 2017.

Conference Registration
Regular $299.00 per person, includes GST

Keynote Speakers

Peter Jaffe Keynote

Peter Jaffe, BSc, MA, PhD
Domestic Violence/Homicide with Older Canadians - Lesson Learned from Tragedies

Professor
Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children
May 1, 2018

 Dr. Peter Jaffe is a Psychologist and Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University and the Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children. He is the Director Emeritus for the London Family Court Clinic, which is a children's mental health centre specializing in issues that bring children and families into the justice system in London, Ontario. He has co-authored ten books, 29 chapters and over 80 articles related to domestic violence, the impact of domestic violence on children, homicide prevention and the role of the criminal and family justice systems. For the past 30 years, he has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Europe to various groups including judges, lawyers, health, mental health professionals and educators. Since 1999, he has been on faculty for the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges in the US for judicial education programs entitled “Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases”. He was a founding member of Ontario's Chief Coroner’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee. He has also been instrumental in developing violence prevention programs for schools and has been a trustee on the Thames Valley District School Board since 1980. In 2009, he was named an Officer in the Order of Canada by the Governor General for his work preventing domestic violence in the community.


Betty Barrett Keynote SpeakerBetty Jo Barrett, MSW, PhD
Bystander Effect

Associate Professor of Social Work and Women’s Studies, University of Windsor
May 2, 2018

Betty Jo Barrett is currently the coordinator of the Combined BSW in Women’s Studies and Social Work program. She has practiced as a community social worker in the areas of family violence prevention and treatment, housing stability and homelessness, developmental disabilities, and youth mental health. Dr. Barrett's recent research has investigated variations in women’s help seeking in response to intimate partner violence and the impact of victim characteristics on police response to intimate partner violence in Canada.

Betty Jo will provide an overview of the research and theories pertaining to the bystander effect as they pertain to violent behaviour broadly, the barriers and deterrents to bystander behaviour, and ways to promote pro-social bystander interventions.

Accommodations

Hotel accommodations for FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action are available at River Cree Resort and Casino located at 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3.

Reservations for the Event may be made by individual attendees directly with River Cree Resort and Casino Call 1 (800) 960-4913 for reservations. Please tell reservations this is under the room block for FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens Conference.

Effective April 1, 2018 River Cree Resort and Casino will not be affiliated with Marriott.

Accommodations for the FACE IT: Elder Abuse Conference held at River Cree Resort and Casino may be made by phone. Contact 1-800-960-4913 or online Click Here

Conference room rates will be extended to April 9.

All accommodation bookings made under the Marriott reservation system will be honored at the River Cree Resort and Casino.

The hotel offers two types of standard rooms. One is equipped with a king bed and the other is equipped with two queen beds. Our rooms with a king bed will accommodate a cot. Our rooms with two queen beds will not accommodate a cot.

The triple room rate applies to guestrooms that have three adults staying in the room. The quad room rate applies to guestrooms that have four adults staying in the room.

Book your group rate for Face It: Elder Abuse Happens Conference

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Download  pdf AEAAC Face It: Sponsorship and Exhibitor Package

Alberta Seniors and Housing and the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC) are proud to invite your organization to support the FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference to be held at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta.
Evening Trade Show April 30, 2018
Conference Sessions May 1 – May 2, 2018

About Face It: Elder Abuse Happens Conference
FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference offers a pre-conference session and a 2-day conference which provides unique opportunities for sponsors to engage with professionals in the fields of health services, police services, social services, government, and a variety other organizations and agencies.

In 2018, 200+ delegates are expected to participate in the conference. Your sponsorship will demonstrate your organization’s commitment to creating awareness and supporting a community response to reducing the occurrence of elder abuse.

Sponsorship supports knowledge sharing and increased awareness of the many forms of elder abuse such as: financial abuse, physical abuse, social/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and medication abuse.

Overall Sponsorship Benefits:

• Opportunity to demonstrate the role your organization plays in supporting elder abuse awareness.
• As a sponsor your organization will have the opportunity to engage with your target audience and to have face time to discuss emerging issues and trends in elder abuse.
• Opportunity to support a vibrant learning environment for professionals working in the field of elder abuse.
• Build relationships with leaders in the field of elder abuse and key organizations playing a pivotal role in awareness and community support.

Please contact Janet Schimmel for questions 403.809.3508 or email janet.schimmel@janpat.com

AEAACsponsorship pricing

 Download  pdf AEAAC Face It: Sponsorship and Exhibitor Package

Sponsorship

Call for Presenters

Click Here To Complete Presenter Form

View Rules and Speaker Requirements

Date: May 1 – 2, 2018
Location: River Cree Resort and Casino - Enoch, Alberta

The FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference is a two-day event which provides a unique opportunities for sponsors to engage with professionals in the fields of health services, police services, social services and government.

The 2018 FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Planning Committee invites submissions from individuals and organizations interested in presenting at the conference. The Committee’s vision for the FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action conference is sharing promising practices and taking action to move forward.

This vision should be reflected in your topic/presentation for the conference. During the selection process, preference will be given to presentations using one or more of the following topics:

  • Best practices for raising awareness (i.e. campaigns, projects, events, etc.)
  • Enhancement of skills and tools (i.e. safety planning, assessment, strategies for intervention, coordinated community response, etc.)
  • Rural initiatives (i.e. sharing of best practices/approaches, etc.)
  • Special interest topics: (i.e. LGBQT, working with those who have dementia, mental health of seniors, ethno-cultural approaches, those who use abusive behavior, etc.)
  • Legislation/Protective Laws: (i.e. Landlord and Tenant Act, Power of Attorney, Criminal Code, legislation in other jurisdictions, etc.)

General Information

All presentations must be delivered in blocks of 60 minutes including at least 10 minutes question time, maximum 70 minutes per session. Past participants have indicated a desire for in-depth, practical information that will enable them to go back to their communities with new information and new/different ways of doing things.

On your application form please identify three learning objectives for your presentation.

Speakers may not use these sessions to sell a product or service; they must be educational in nature.

All rooms will be equipped with a laptop and LCD projector for presentations.
Speakers are responsible for their own print hand outs should they wish to provide them.

Please complete the Presenter Information Form and attach the following:

  • Presentation Description: a description of your presentation in sufficient detail to allow for evaluation of the content. Maximum up to 200 words.
  • References: Provide a list of recent speaking engagements/video links and a minimum of 2 references.
  • Speaker Bio: a short (maximum 150 words) summary biography for each speaker.
  • Please limit your session to a maximum of three presenters.

Selection of Speaker and Presentation
The Conference Planning Committee will determine the selection of speaker(s) and presentation(s). Successful applicants will be contacted by end of November 2017.

Submission deadline is November 27, 2017

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact:
Janet Schimmel - 403-809-3508
Email: janet.schimmel@janpat.com

Agenda

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About the FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference

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
  • Government
  • Representatives from seniors centres
  • Organizations, including staff, board, volunteers and members
  • Students - For student rate, contact 403-809-3508 or email janet.schimmel@janpat.com.

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

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
http://www.itsnotright.ca

“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.

Face It: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action

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FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens –Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference to be held at the River Cree Resort and Casino 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3

Evening Trade Show April 30, 2018
Conference Sessions May 1 and May 2, 2018.

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council and Alberta Seniors and Housing are proud to co-host FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference.

FACE IT: Elder Abuse Happens – Community of Practice, Taking Action Conference offers a three day event with two days of conference sessions which provides unique opportunities for professionals to hear from dynamic speakers and learn more about complexities of elder abuse.

Professionals will have the opportunity to share information and enhance knowledge and capacity among practitioners in the field of elder abuse.

This conference will feature ‘It’s Not Right’ Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults training on May 1 by Margaret MacPherson, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children at Western University.

Alberta Seniors and Housing

Thank you to Alberta Seniors and Housing for their ongoing support as a Funder and Partner

Our Values

Our belief is that no one organization has a broad enough scope to address the complex issue of elder abuse in its entirety. A truly effective community response involves many stakeholders working in collaboration.

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