Elder Abuse Prevention - Bystander Training Program aims to increase elder abuse awareness and prevention in ethnic communities in Calgary, and to build the capacity of service providers and to engage diverse populations in elder abuse prevention. The project is based on the successful pan-Canadian “It’s Not Right: Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults” project (INR). The project uses a bystander approach to teach community members to recognize warning signs of elder abuse, build skills to respond safely and effectively, and know where to refer victims for services and support.
Community groups are welcome to book 1 to 1.5-hour INR presentations at their sites on request. True-to-life scenarios are used to facilitate discussion and to build skills.
Presentation participants will learn to:
• Recognize the warning signs of elder abuse
• Recognize the role ageism plays in abuse
• Recognize the impact of abusive behaviour
• Hold more supportive and respectful conversations
• Discover where to refer to find help
For booking & more information, please contact Vivian at 403-705-3439 or VivianC@immigrantservicescalgary.ca