In September, the Research Chair begins renovations to its website, making it more ‘user-friendly’ (ergonomic) and revamping its visual identity.

Read more: Development of a new visual identity for the Research Chair’s website (September). →

The DAMIA (Seeking help in response to mistreatment and bullying of older adults) project is a nominee for the Excellence Award in the category, ‘Taking action for, and with the user, his or her family and friends, and the population in general’. The Gala will take place on October 23 in Sherbrooke.

Read more: The DAMIA Project is a finalist in the 2019 Excellence Awards Gala of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS... →

This chapter, appearing in the recently published ‘International Handbook of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment’, highlights the development and deployment of the practice model Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors (IPRAS), as a good police practice model in the action to counter mistreatment.

Read more: A chapter in an international handbook published by Springer presents the IPAM model (September). →

Anabelle Rondeau-Leclaire, a student in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Sherbrooke, deposited her thesis entitled, 'Knowledge review and update of the Fact Quiz on the Mistreatment of Older Adults'.

Read more: A student at the Research Chair deposits her master’s thesis (August). →

Throughout Autumn 2019, the Research Chair will conduct the transfer of knowledge gained through this research project. The project was conducted in partnership with Chartwell Retirement Residences and was funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Read more: Starting this fall, knowledge transfer activities concerning the project entitled, ‘To Improve the... →

On June 27, lead researcher Mélanie Levasseur and her team, which includes Marie Beaulieu as co-researcher, obtained a grant from the Quebec Research Funding Agency (FRQ).

Read more: Marie Beaulieu, as co-researcher, is involved in a project funded by Quebec Research Funding... →

Jordan Bédard-Lessard and Marie Beaulieu publish an article entitled 'Gouvernance des associations par des bénévoles: qui rend des comptes à qui?' (Governance of Associations by Volunteers: Who is Accountable to Whom?)

Read more: The Research Chair publishes a scientific article in the magazine Le Sociographe (July) →

Following the adoption of a resolution by the UN World Health Organization in 2011, June 15 was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to idea that older adults have the right to live with dignity, in security and without any form of abuse.

Read more: On June 15, the Research Chair highlights World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 2019) →

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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