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Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile 2006

Provides current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada. Focuses on the criminal history of persons charged with spousal violence over a 10-year timeframe (1995 to 2004).

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Published: 2006
Violence against women in New Brunswick
Provides statistical data on woman abuse incidents, sentences for woman abuse, transition housing residents, spousal homicides, sexual assault, and elder abuse in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2006
What is abuse of older adults?
Discusses the definition of abuse of older adults, who are the victims, who are the abusers, how many older adults are affected by abuse or neglect, how abuse is a form of family violence, and why victims stay silent. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Types of Abuse and Neglect
Outlines the different types of abuse and neglect of older adults, including physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and spiritual. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Abuse of older adults: signs and effects
Discusses the signs older adults who are experiencing abuse or neglect may demonstrate. Also outlines the effects of older adult abuse including health, financial and social effects. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Why does abuse happen in later life?
Abuse and neglect of older adults is a complex area; this document discusses some of the situations and experiences that may lead to such violence. (See Details)
Help is available
Discusses what you need to know if you are an older adult being abused, what kind of help is available, gives advice for older adults to consider, how to help if you know an older adult who is being abused, and how a family member, service provider or government can help. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Help is available: provincial and territorial contact numbers and key national resources in Canada
If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, this fact sheet provides phone numbers to help you get in touch with resources in your community. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Abuse of the elderly: a manual for the development of multidisciplinary teams
Presents the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach to dealing with particularly challenging cases of elder abuse. MDT reflects the multi-faceted nature of elder abuse and requires the participation of a broader representation of professionals in the community such as a lawyer, a banker and/or a member of the clergy. This manual provides information and guidance on how to establish and conduct a multidisciplinary team.
Published: 1994
Introduction to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Discusses the origin of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, what Canadians are doing to help, and where to learn more about the event. (See Details)
Published: 2006