Welcome to the website of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults. If you are interested in the development of knowledge about the mistreatment of older adults and its transfer to practice settings and to the general public, this site is for you. Are you searching for a review of the state of knowledge on this topic in Quebec, in Canada and throughout the world? This site offers answers.

Since 2010, the Chair aims to increase knowledge on the prevention, the detection and the interventions that can counter mistreatment of older adults. More specifically, the Chair aims to:

1. Developing theoretical, empirical and practice-based knowledge on:

- forms and types of mistreatment;

- factors of vulnerability and risk associated with mistreatment;

- consequences of mistreatment;

- profile of the person who mistreats;

- good treatment;

- bullying (including online bullying).

2. Training for current and future practitioners who are likely to counter older adult mistreatment or bullying, in order to enable them to better understand issues related to these two phenomena;

3. Producing a program of evaluative research regarding prevention, detection and follow-up practices against mistreatment of older adults;

4. Disseminating the results to the scientific community and transferring them to the communities of practice and seniors’ associations.

We invite you to consult our website on a regular basis to stay abreast of news concerning the Chair and the issue of the fight against the mistreatment of older adults.

Enjoy your visit to our website!

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In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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