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Violence Against Older Women (VAOW) Resources and Tools

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AWV Resources and Tools to Promote Learning & Discussion 

Invisibility of Older Women Awareness Campaign 

Poster with empty Polaroid photographs at the top and the caption "The women in this ad feel the way they look." Includes www.oaith.ca website.     Poster for Service Providers

Poster with empty Polaroid photographs at the top and the caption "The women in this ad feel the way they look." Includes the Senior Safety Line phone number 1 866 299 1011     Poster for General Public 

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Word to the Wise Newsletters 

Issue 1: Violence Against Older Women- Released September 2018

Issue 2: Resources & VAOW- Released September 2018

Issue 3: Unique Barriers for Older Women - Released October 2018

Issue 4: Violence Against LGBTQ+ - Released November 2018

Issue 5: Femicide - Released December 2018

Issue 6: Knowledge of Capacity, Violence and Risk - Released January 2019

Issue 7: Increased Knowledge and Support for older women living in rural areas who have experienced violence - Released February 2019 

Issue 8: Unique and Diverse Barriers for Immigrant and Refugee Older Women- Released March 2019

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Client & Service Provider Exercises & Tools

AWV Tree Tracker Worksheet

  • Allows clients and service providers to track root causes, impacts, and supports related to trauma and vicarious trauma they have experienced

Page 2 - tree tracker worksheet

 

"It's Just the Toaster" Complex Trauma Animated Video

  • This short animated video provides an overview of the term "complex trauma" and uses the metaphor of a toaster to illustrate possible neurobiological defense responses for women of all ages who have experienced violence.

 

"Ellen and Richard" A discussion Prompt Video

  • This video depicts emotional abuse within an Audiology waitroom between an older woman and her partner. Discussion prompts suggest strategies for engagement and intervention. 

AWV Partner Resources and Tools to Promote Learning & Discussion

Springtide Resources

Inclusive Violence Against women Shelters for Older Women with Disabiliites and Older Deaf Women

Purple page with multicoloured circles " Inclusive Violence Against Women Shelters for Older Women with Disabilities and Older Deaf Women Resource Guide"

 

Atira Women's Resource Society 

Promising Practies Across Canada for Housing Women Who are Older and Fleeing Abuse 

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Two videos co-produced in 2017 by METRAC, OAITH, and Elder Abuse Ontario

1. Safety Planning for Older Adults: Glenda's Story

 

2. Safety Planning for Older Adults: Mena's Story

 

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