Published on June 15th, 2017 | from CAMH Education
CAMH Library: Ontario Info For Combatting Elder Abuse For World Elder Abuse Day
By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library
United Nations has designated June 15 as a day to recognized that elder abuse is a global issue which deserves the attention of the international community. There are many different types of elder abuse, including emotional abuse, financial abuse and physical abuse.
See below for information on combatting elder abuse in Ontario.
- See the resources from Elder Abuse Ontario—a charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse.
Access at http://www.elderabuseontario.com/about-us/history/
From the Durham Elder Abuse Network in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service and the Region of Durham
- This tool kit is intended to be used as an assessment tool for elder abuse.
Access at https://www.durhamelderabusenetwork.ca/communicationtoolkitinstructions.pdf
From Critical Social Work, 2012 Vol. 13, No. 1
- The Elder Abuse Awareness Committee of Chatham Kent Ontario investigated the knowledge and prevalence of elder abuse in a rural community.
Access at http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/an-exploration-of-elder-abuse-in-a-rural-canadian-community
From National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly
- Learn about how to recognize the signs of financial abuse, along with prevention strategies.
Access at http://www.nicenet.ca/tools-preventing-and-intervening-in-situations-of-financial-abuse-ontario
From the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
- This guideline provides an overview of the harms caused by the main forms of abuse and neglect and also includes education and policy/organization/system recommendations.
Access at http://rnao.ca/bpg/guidelines/abuse-and-neglect-older-adults
From Ontario Human Rights Commission
- This report has a section on causes of elder abuse, along with recommendations for government and community action.
Access at http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/time-action-advancing-human-rights-older-ontarians