ERIC Number: ED402448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Prevention Education Project on the Abuse and Mistreatment of Older Adults in Northern Saskatchewan. Final Report.
Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre.
A project was designed to begin an Elder Abuse Prevention Education initiative specific to northern and Aboriginal needs in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The key principle in every dimension of the project was getting to know one another and talking with Aboriginal older adults and those who work with them. In early 1993, LaRonge, Saskatchewan, Canada, was chosen as the project site. Edler Abuse Awareness Modules were reviewed by various northern service providers and rejected because they became more inappropriate the farther north one went. Workshops and a positive image poster were chosen as the primary methods of prevention education. In May, an education and action community workshop was held. In June at the Northern Health Care Community Conference, emphasis was given to understanding the violence, including mistreatment and abuse of older adults in the larger social, economic, and historical context. An Elder and Youth Workshop was planned, developed, and held in September. It focused on prevention of abuse and neglect of older adults by celebrating positive relationships between generations and included talking and sharing circles, traditional teachings, a panel discussion taped for local cable television, and preparation and sharing of a traditional feast. The Elders Helping poster was developed in September-October 1993, and distributed. Development of more abuse and mistreatment prevention education for the area was recommended. (Project materials are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Health, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada