Closing the Gap on Elder Abuse: It’s Time to Connect
The Abuse Prevention of Older Adults Network Peterborough (APOAN) invites you to attend a special forum “Closing the Gap on Elder Abuse: It’s Time to Connect” on November 8th, 2016. This full-day workshop will focus on exploring Peterborough's current response and intervention services for seniors at-risk and experiencing abuse, identifying how people currently access help, understanding their experience in navigating the system, documenting gaps and opportunities, and identifying strategic priorities to improve our community response.
We invite representation from broad sectors, including: Health and social services, community services, legal and justice, senior's clubs, faith communities, agencies/businesses serving seniors, retirement/long-term care homes, and concerned citizens.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
This venue is accessible and sound system will be used at the event.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Burnes
Understanding Elder Mistreatment and Community Intervention
Dr. David Burnes is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and an Affiliate Scientist at the Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute. He completed a PhD at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City, concentrating in advanced practice and gerontology. Dr. Burnes’ program of research focuses on understanding and preventing elder mistreatment in both the community and long-term care settings, including the development of basic knowledge, prevention/response interventions, and outcome measurement. Current projects focus on identifying the prevalence and risk factors of elder abuse/neglect in the community, exploring the nature of resident-to-resident aggression in long-term care settings, developing a conceptual practice model for community-based elder mistreatment intervention programs, adapting/implementing goal attainment scaling intervention/measurement procedures into elder protective/supportive services, and developing innovative ways to measure elder abuse outcomes that integrate construct heterogeneity across cases.
Facilitator: Debbie Carswell
Debbie Carswell is currently the Senior Manager for Organizational Development at the Central East Community Care Access Centre. During Debbie’s 30 year tenure at the CCAC, she has facilitated a multitude of both large scale and small scale organizational events including the organization, development, implementation, facilitation and evaluation of events on a variety of education topics, leadership, change management, performance development, engagement and strategic planning sessions - both internally at the CECCAC and externally for agencies at the local and provincial level. Debbie’s special areas of interest lay in leadership development, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness, performance development programs, change management theory and practices, building trust through conversation, education planning, and program development. Debbie holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Queen’s University, Masters Certificate in Organizational Development from York University Schulich School of Business, Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management through the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association Ontario and the College of Nurses.