Violence Against Older Women (VAOW) Online Training
Online Training, Webinars & Webcasts
This one hour Resource Webcast is hosted by the Violence Against Women Learning Network and features the Aging Without Violence Project. Presented by Aging Without Violene Project Coordinator Amber Wardell in June 2019, the webcast outlines the project and tools and resources which may be helpful for service providers across sectors in Ontario working with older women who have experienced violence.
Created in collaboration with Elder Abuse Ontario, this self paced online training module within the OAITH training portal is focused on the specific needs, and survivor-centred responses required to better support older women who have experienced violence. Includes types of abuse, barriers for older women, understanding legislaltion, risk assessments and communication strategies for working with older women.
Learning objectives include:
- Know the physical and emotional signs associated with abuse in older women.
- How to build a therapeutic relationship with the older woman.
- Appropriate use of assessment tools. Have the ability to effectively communicate with older women.
- Knowledge of the barriers to disclosure of abuse in older women.
Understanding Violence against Indigenous women who are older
On October 24th, 2018, in partnership with Elder Abuse Ontario, the Aging Without Violence project hosted a webinar entitled "Colonization, Oppression and Racism: Understanding Violence against Indigenous women who are older."
Sponsored by OAITH and funded by the government of Ontario, the webinar featured Amber Skye, Researcher at Six Nations of the Grand River and includes an overview of the Aging Without Violence project.
Intersectoral Approaches and Promising Practices
On Jan. 22nd, 2019, in partnership with Elder Abuse Ontario, the Aging Without Violence project hosted a webinar entitled "Sexual Violence and Older Women in Long Term Care: Intersectoral Approaches and Promising Practices"
Sponsored by OAITH and funded by the government of Ontario, the webinar features Tammy Rankin, Senior Safety Advisor, Regional Municipality of Durham Long Term Care & Services for Seniors Division and Rosalyn Forrester, Community Support & Outreach, Interim Place.
The webinar includes an overview of the Aging Without Violence project and strategies for increasing collaboration between VAW and LTC sectors provided by Amber Wardell, AWV Project Coordinator.
ELDER ABUSE ONTARIO:
Supporting Older Adults to Create A Safety Plan
EAO Regional Consultant Rochella Vassell presents on safety planning for older adults in unhealthy relationships. A toolkit is also available.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL:
This international knowledge exchange forum, hosted by Women's College Research Institute at Women's College Hospital, the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centers, and Elder Abuse Ontario was held in November 2017. The purpose of the forum was to bring together key stakeholders, including established and emerging scholars/researchers, government decision-makers, leaders of professional associations, directors of service provision, and trainees to learn from interdisciplinary and international experts working at the cutting edge of the elder abuse and violence against women sectors.
- Primer on Intersectionality for Learning Modules
- Learning Module 1: Competing Frameworks of Elder Abuse and Violence Against Women with Presenter Dr. Patricia Brownwell
- Learning Module 2: Activism and Advocacy for Bringing About Change for Abused Older Women with Presenter Dr. Jane Mears
- Learning Module 3: Promising Practices for Responding to Older Women who have Experienced Violence with Presenter Janice Abbott
- Learning Module 4: Public Awareness and Community Mobilization to Address Domestic Violence in Older Women with Presenter Margaret MacPherson
- Learning Module 5: Building Partnerships Across the Violence Against Women and Elder Abuse Sectors with Presenters Cailin Crockett and Bonnie Brandl
THE LEARNING NETWORK:
Barbara MacQuarrie, Community Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children and Margaret MacPherson, Research Associate, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, hosted this webinar on January 22nd, 2015. They discussed the nature of abuse experienced by older women, barrier to reporting or seeking assistance, consequences of abuse to older women, the It's Not Right! Campaign. Access the webinar recording, presentation slides, document to be reviewed, and videos used during the presentation.
Discussed in this webinar:
- Nature of abuse experienced by older women
- Barriers to reporting or seeking assistance
- Consequences of abuse to older women
- It's Not Right Campaign
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