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Conference Notice - Abuse of Older Women - Strategies for a Community-based Approach-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Jul 16, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research will host a conference from Oct. 23-24 to discuss the issue of abuse of older women. The conference will feature guest speakers of various backgrounds with unique perspectives on the issue. It will also include small and large group discussions to actively engage participants around the issue.

The abuse and neglect of older women is largely under-reported in our justice system. Many older women are unaware of the fact that they have experienced abuse due to the taboo nature of the term. Despite the evidence from available data that older women are at greater risk of violence and abuse, older women have not been mainstreamed into ongoing research and discussion.

This conference is a great opportunity for scholars, health care providers, personal support workers, government representatives, and everyone in between to learn more about the unique experiences and needs of a vulnerable population.

For more information on the conference, or, on the research on abuse and neglect of older adults, e-mail:  The conference registration form is available online.

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