Monday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sheraton Toronto Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario
A dynamic event that explored a pan-Canadian approach to engaging citizens as first responders to address violence and abuse against older adults. Learning focused on using social norms and bystander interventions to bring about social change. The journey to creating a more peaceful and just society is challenging, rewarding and at its heart, deeply personal and ultimately possible.
- Dr. Alan Berkowitz: internationally renowned for his ground breaking work on social norms and bystander interventions will discuss research, skills and the role of social norms.
- Dr. Beatriz Berkowitz: a transpersonal psychologist will speak about the tension between the social norm to mind your own business and being true to your values.
- Alison Leaney MSW, RSW: a tireless advocate who brings her many years of experience across multiple sectors to serve as the National Trainer for the It’s Not Right! initiative.
- Dr. Peter Jaffe: internationally recognized for his expertise on interpersonal violence, will speak about emerging gaps and trends identified in cases of domestic homicide-suicide of couples aged 60+.
- Barb MacQuarrie: a recognized leader in the anti-violence movement will speak about the changing face of risk in the aging process.
|Ageism: An Older Adult Lens||Sherry Baker, Elliot Paus Jenssen, Marj Thiessen|
|Introduction to the BC CRN||Sherry Baker|
|Exploring the personal aspects of the Social Norms and Bystander Approaches||Beatriz Berkowitz|
|It's Not Right: Developmental Evaluation -- Setting the Stage||Ben Kadel and April Struthers|
|It's Not Right: Developmental Evaluation -- Preliminary Results||Ben Kadel and April Struthers|
|Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network||Lori Therrien|
|Domestic Homicide & Older Women||Peter Jaffe|
|Saskatoon Council on Aging: Positive Aging for All in an Age Friendly Community||Lynda Smallwood|
|Shifting Social Norms using Bystander Intervention||Alan Berkowitz|
Toronto Star Columnist Carol Goar, attended the It’s Not Right Conference and wrote about it. Here is the article: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/05/14/why-elder-abuse-remains-a-hidden-epidemic-goar.html
Videotaped Conference Sessions