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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2011

The National Initiative for Care of the Elderly is hosting an event in Toronto on June 15, 2011. It will feature an international forum on sexual safety for older women (a human rights approach).  They have an impressive roster of speakers and subjects lined up, apparently with more to come. Check out the notice below to learn more.

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2011 -Toronto


Wed, Jun 15, 2011 9:00 am to:5:00 pm

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2011 TORONTO – CANADA
International Forum on Sexual Safety of Older Women- A Human Rights Approach 

Toronto will be giving focus to an under-reported, silent and insidious form of abuse - the sexual abuse of older women. Historically, older people have never been considered potential or actual targets of sexual assault and as a result have been under-identified and under-served as victims. With the limited knowledge and awareness of this form of elder abuse, the most effective strategy to serve older victims of sexual assault is to bring together professionals in victim’s services and in the aging fields to shed light on this issue.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND – Government, NGO’s, elder abuse prevention networks, crime and victim services, health care providers, residential care providers, legal services, social worker networks, and the media. Register Your Interest Today. Cost is only $60 (+HST) for the Forum and Delegate Reception. For Flyer click here.  For Registration of Interest Form click here. For draft Program click here.

Hosted by the International Federation on Ageing and Ryerson University, in Collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, this one day interactive International Forum is an opportunity for the governments of Canada, service providers, practitioners, professionals and those dealing in elder protection to hear from a number of internationally respected experts in the field.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSANTS: (MORE TO COME)
Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, of Klawsnik & Klawsnik Associates – Massachusetts USA
Prof. Pamela B. Teaster - Associate Dean for Research, University of Kentucky - USA
Ms. Ferdous Ara Begum – United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) – Bangladesh
Dr. Helen Jones – PhD, Principal Lecturer in Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Mr. Jamie Howie - Provincial Adult Protection Consultant, New Brunswick, Canada
Ms. Judith Wahl - Executive Director and Senior Lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
Dr. Laura Mosqueda MD - Director of Geriatrics, University of California, USA
Dr. Lisa Manuel, Director of Family Service Toronto’s Changing Lives and Family Violence Programs – Canada
Ms. Carol Goar – Editorial Columnist and Canadian Journalist with the Toronto Star
Ms. Dominique Predali – Journalist and Author of "Twelve Angry Geriatricians", France
Additional information, program details and speaker profiles will shortly be available on the IFA website at www.ifa-fiv.org
IFA - 351 Christie Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 3C3 CANADA

Primary Contacts and Co-Chairs - Mr. Greg Shaw (Tel:+1-416-342-1655) - Email: gshaw@ifa-fiv.org and
Dr Elizabeth Podnieks (Tel: +1-416-925-7674) – Email: elizabeth.podnieks@utoronto.ca
For more details visit http://www.ifa-fiv.org/

WEB SITE: (files/Draft_Conference_Program_English.pdf..)

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