Neglect & Abuse

Promising Approaches in the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Community Settings in Canada. Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

The purpose of this report by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse  is to provide a snapshot on ‘promising approaches’ in the prevention of abuse/neglect of older adults in community settings in Canada. Topics include promising approaches by jurisdiction that can be spread, promising approaches identified by types of activities, and future directions including suggested starting points.


Looking Beyond the Hurt: A Service Provider’s Guide to Elder Abuse. The Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This desktop reference tool was developed specifically for those living in Newfoundland and Labrador, but provides important information that will help service providers to identify and support victims of elder abuse across Canada. Recognizing a professional’s busy workload this guide provides a concise overview of the indicators of elder abuse, relevant legislation, and regional resources for seniors.

Domestic Abuse in Later Life: A Competency-Based Training Manual for Meals on Wheels Volunteers and Other Elder Services Staff. Florida State University School of Social Work.

This manual was developed specifically for human services professionals in the aging field. In addition to chapters on the dynamics of domestic violence, overcoming rural barriers, and utilizing community resources, it contains information specific to the additional barriers to leaving an abusive relationship faced by elders as well as the impact of abuse on nutritional outcomes. The heart of the manual teaches professionals to spot the signs of abuse, how to ask a potential victim about abuse, and how to refer victims to the proper agencies for services. Although developed in the United States, this manual has much to offer Canadian health care professional.

Women – Free from Harm Interactive EBook. The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

This 25 page Interactive eBook is a hands-on tool to be used by service providers and front-line workers dealing with the abuse of older women. It is intended to help you identify gaps, build your own resources, establish links within your community and develop products that will aide you in the prevention and treatment of the abuse of older women.

Bridging aging and women abuse

This toolkit, available on-line, provides practical tools and resources for service providers working with older women experiencing abuse.


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