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Elder Abuse - A Closer Look
Attendees will gain insight into the various forms of elder abuse and their prevalence, along with knowledge of ageism as a social norm. This training will provide an overview of the intersectionality of risk factors and the impact of abuse on the health and well-being of older adults. Guiding principles through a trauma/violence-informed lens will be discussed. Ontario’s legislation related to elder abuse and reporting will be reviewed as well as unique barriers to reporting.

By the end of this Webinar, learners will be able to:
1. Define elder abuse and understand the impact of ageism on elder abuse.
2. Identify the various forms (financial, physical, sexual, psychological and neglect) and indicators of elder abuse.
3. Understand the prevalence of elder abuse in Canada.
4. Describe the intersectionality of risk factors and ageism that predispose older adults to elder abuse.
5. Gain knowledge on the guiding principles through a trauma/violence-informed lens, when supporting an older adult.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $30

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Feb 6, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Laura Proctor
Prevention Consultant
Laura Proctor is a Provincial Consultant with Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, with two decades of experience specializing in the field of elder abuse intervention and Victim Services. Laura has expertise in victims of crime advocacy, crisis intervention, Domestic Violence risk assessment, and non-profit management. Laura utilizes her frontline knowledge in providing compassionate leadership, through a trauma-informed lens. Currently, she delivers Provincial Elder Abuse training and collaborates with key stakeholders to enhance the response to elder abuse, along with ongoing consultations on complex elder abuse cases. Laura strongly believes in and promotes the rights of all. Ideally stopping abuse and restoring respect in our communities.