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These reviews often highlight patterns of known risk factors prior to the homicide as well as shortcomings in inter-agency collaboration with health, social services, and education and justice professionals. There may be multiple systems and organizations who miss opportunities to share information and develop effective intervention strategies in the community and the justice system.This presentation outlines the often-repeated lessons learned from these tragedies that include the need for enhanced professional and public education to save lives. Future directions are discussed in terms of the need for better risk assessment, safety planning and risk management by legal and mental health professionals.
November 23, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This presentation will explore the definitions of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, burnout and moral distress and introduce strategies for self-assessment.
Participants will then learn about several factors proven to help build and recover resilience, including practical examples of small steps they can take to practice self care, even in a busy schedule.
Approaches to Elder Abuse : Family Physician’s Perspective
November 22, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
This engaging and informative webinar, Approaches to Elder Abuse: A Family Physician’s Perspective, will feature Dr. Mark Yaffe and Dr. Bachir Tazkarji. These renowned physicians will speak about Elder Abuse and Neglect – its definitions, forms and the types of cases typically seen in family practice medicine.
Participants will learn how family physicians can apply specific tools like the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) ©, an internationally validated tool used in ambulatory settings, to help recognize and identify mistreatment of older adults. Available in 15 languages, these guidelines (their strengths and limitations) will be explained and how EASI might be applied in the field.
Older Women, Gender-Based Violence and Femicide in Ontario
November 16, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This interactive workshop will include an overview of OAITH’s resources, training, tools, tips and knowledge focused on increasing capacity to provide trauma-informed service and support for older women who have experienced violence. Strategies will be provided for community members, professionals, and care/service providers to effectively recognize and respond to concerns an older woman is experiencing some form of abuse or violence
Presenter: Amber Wardell, Communications & Resource Coordinator, Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH). Register Here
Why A Trusted Contact Matters
November 2, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Join us for this informative webinar, Why a Trusted Contact Matters, to learn about these enhanced investor protections including, identifying a Trusted Contact Person and the conditions financial advisors and firms must meet when placing a Temporary Hold. The speakers will explain how a trusted contact person can help protect one’s assets and what to consider when choosing someone for this role. Participants will also learn how to identify and recognize financial abuse, steps to prevent financial elder abuse and what to do if you suspect elder abuse.
Presenters: Ontario Securities Commission Register Here
MAID – Medical Assistance in Dying : Impacts on Patients and Families
October 19, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
This webinar will focus on the recent changes in the Medical Assistance in Dying legislation and provide a discussion about the impacts on patients and families. The session will be led by Julie Campbell, MBA, MN, NP Lead, Nurse Practitioner and MAID Assessor and Provider, MAID Access – Home and Community Care Support Services South West Ontario, and Mr. Al Gretzky, who shared his gift of storytelling to ensure his wife, Marylin’s story of choice and love was shared with the Senate of Canada as Bill C7 was debated.
Coming Together to Support 2SLGBTQI People Living with Dementia and their Unpaid Primary Carers
October 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
What do we know about the experiences of individuals living within the intersections of 2SLGBTQI identities, dementia, and caring? In this webinar, we discuss findings from a national research study that engaged 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia, primary unpaid carers and key stakeholders in focus group and consultation discussions.
Amplifying first-person perspectives from engaged participants and embracing an approach that centers interdependence, the presentation will provide an overview of key issues facing 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia and their carers in accessing supports, discuss opportunities for social and systemic change, and highlight how service providers and allies can work together to better support 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia and those who care for them.
What Does Justice Look Like to You?
Mediation and Restorative Justice to Address Elder Abuse
Friday, October 1, 2021
10 AM to 11.30 AM Pacific /
1 PM to 2.30 PM Eastern
Webinar co-hosted by: EAPO and CNPEA (Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse)
EAPO and CNPEA and will explore the concepts of elder mediation and restorative justice. This practice, rooted in indigenous culture, is increasingly accessed as an alternative measure to criminal justice proceedings, particularly in matters that affect older adults.
An exciting panel of Canadian experts will share their experiences and perspectives. They will discuss how we can build collective responsibility at the heart of communities to create systemic structural changes.
A Realistic Look at Elder Mediation
September 23, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Join Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario and International Advanced Elder Mediator, Julie Gill, as we discuss the realities and unique challenges of mediating issues related to older adults. Elder Mediation, unlike other types of mediation, is not all about process and expected results. It’s about family (history, dynamics, personalities) and relationships (quality, repairing, respecting). Regardless of the outcome, the process must ensure dignity is maintained, voices are heard, and the family is assisted in moving in a forward direction.
In this webinar, we’ll walk-through practical examples of elder mediation scenarios and their outcomes. We’ll review initiating mediation, the framework for the process, what to expect, your role, the mediator’s role, and results.
Resolving Elder Abuse and Family Conflicts Through Elder Mediation
September 16, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm
In this webinar, attendees will learn about Elder Mediation. “Elder mediators” are professionally trained mediators who possess skillful, current knowledge about the types of issues that are associated with older adults.
In Elder Mediation, the underlying root of the problem often lies beyond the defined parties to the disagreement and the specific issue in dispute. The participation of all involved, including family members and friends, can be integral to resolving the problem in an honest and meaningful way. Together we will explore how Elder Mediation positively supports families and promotes community health.
EAPO is pleased to host this first, in a Series of Webinars that explores the complexities
of Elder Abuse issues, their impacts and barriers to prevention within diverse communities (including SE Asian, European and South American in future sessions). A panel of South Asian community leaders from across Ontario, will join EAPO to share their insights into the nature of growing up and growing older within their communities.
Speakers will share their own unique experiences, challenges, barriers and identified cultural risk factors (like language, immigration status, social isolation, financial or emotional dependencies for example) which can contribute to experiences of elder abuse.
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario in partnership with the Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition of Etobicoke and York (PEACE), and the North York Elder Abuse Network (NYEAN) host a Knowledge Exchange Event entitled: Legal Responses to Elder Abuse.
Join us as we learn from our panel of experts: the Peel Regional Police, the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT), who will discuss the law as it pertains to Elder Abuse and share what legal recourse options are available to help prevent and respond appropriately to cases.
Through the presentation of a case study followed by an interactive panel discussion, we will explore with our guest speakers, experts in their respective fields, how they each address an individual’s mental health and ability to make decisions. By unfolding the various pieces of the puzzle in the case study, our panel of experts will show that by working together, we can effectively connect people to the supports the need.
Le ministère des Finances de l’Ontario vous invite à un webinaire gratuit, d’une heure, qui vous aidera à comprendre l’impôt sur le revenu des particuliers de l’Ontario, les crédits et prestations et les répercussions causées par la crise COVID-19.
présentatrice : Jocelyn Lalonde,Senior Program Advisory Specialist, Program Education, Public Communications & Outreach,Ministry of Finance
Mark your calendars and plan on joining Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, as we host two informative sessions with the Ontario Ministry of Finance that address current income tax changes in the time of the COVID-19 crisis and gain a better understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Speaker: Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Finance
EAPO is pleased to be joined by the Assaulted Women’s Help Line-Seniors Safety Line (SSL) and The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) to host a webinar on ‘Responding to the Safety and Well-being of Caregivers during COVID-19’. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many family members into new roles of caregiving for their loved ones and has also impacted the delivery of programs and services that support older adults in the community. Supports normally accessed, are now reduced or closed, causing increased stress and feelings of anxiety, affecting the health and safety of caregivers and individuals they are caring for.
Monday September 28, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover the diversity of 2SLGBTIQQA communities and understand the issues and barriers affecting help-seeking and the importance of using inclusive language to connect and support older adults. The webinar will also provide the opportunity to learn from 2SLGBTIQQA older adult experiences to understand their experiences and better approaches to promote their safety, dignity and respect.
Speaker: Anthony Mohamed, Senior Specialist, Equity & Community Engagement, Quality & Performance, St. Michael’s Hospital