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The Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse- NLNPEA - Seniors Resource Centre of NL

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM (NDT)



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Please Join us for "Awareness to Action: Training to Recognize, Report, and Respond to Elder Abuse" – two days of information sharing and training hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA). 

 October 20-21, 2014, Holiday Inn, St. John’s

$75 for NLNPEA Network members and $90 for non-members 

 Need more information? Email us at eaconference@seniorsresource.ca

 Thank you to the New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada, for funding this initiative.

Conference Updates

1.  If you have any problems using this registration site, please e-mail the event coordinator immediately at eaconference@seniorsresource.ca

Please note: When all seats are gone, your registration will be automatically recorded on a wait list. You will receive an e-mail confirming that you are on the waitlist.

Wait listed registrants will be informed of their status in a timely manner.

2. Non-members. Would you like to be a member of the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse?  It's easy, free, and you will receive regular updates about future Network events. Members also save $15 off the conference fee.  Here is how to become a member and register for the conference at the same time:  Register under the "Tickets for members" and answer NO for the final registration question, "Are you a member of the NLNPEA?"   Then select YES to the sub-question, "Would like to be a member of the network?" 

 You can check out our website www.nlnpea.ca/membership - to see the benefits of being a member/ partner.

3. Conference details will be updated regularly at  www.nlnpea.ca/conference

4. Please review the detailed descriptions of the Concurrent Sessions and Training Session  before you begin the registration process so you have your choices ready. 


NLNPEA Conference Agenda 

 October 20-21, 2014

Awareness To Action: Training to Recognize, Report and Respond to Elder Abuse

Day 1 - Monday, October 20, 2014

8:00/8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 am 

9:30 am Keynote Address, "Awareness To Action", Sister Elizabeth Davis 

10:40 am Nutrition Break

11:00 am Plenary Session, Research To Practice: Addressing Elder Abuse (panel perspective).

Facilitated by Gail Wideman, PhD [Developed by Gail Wideman, PhD and Lisa Adams, PhD


12:30 pm Lunch


2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (Select one from four options)

1) YOU Power! It’s Not Right!  Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults, Part I.

Margaret MacPherson, It's Not Right! Neighbours, Friends and Families Project, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children

 (Prerequisite for Part II Training Session held on Day 2)     

2) Perspectives on Aging (panel perspective), Facilitated by Rick Singleton, PhD

3) The Importance and Benefits of Long-Term Planning (What You Need to Know).  Sarah McHugh-Wade, PLIAN supported by other NLNPEA members

4) Working Together to Prevent Financial Abuse of Seniors (panel perspective). Organized by Leo Bonnell, banker (retired). Facilitated by Catherine Squires, B.A., Financial Counselor, Deloitte, Clarenville, Gander and Bonavista

3:20 pm Nutrition Break


3:40 pm Concurrent Sessions (Select one from five options)


5) Adult Protection Act - An Introduction. Suzanne Brake, PhD, Director, Adult Protection, Office for Aging and Seniors, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador


6) A Gallery Walk through Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse.  Sergeant Kevin Foley, RNCSarah McHugh-Wade, PLIAN; Wayne Newell, RCMP. Highly Interactive Session

7) Responding to Seniors in a Housing Crisis. Facilitator to be determined

8) Helping – The Language of Emotions: How Can We Respond? (panel perspective) Facilitated by Jean-Marc Bélanger, PhD 

9) Exploring Tools and Resources to Address Elder Abuse (panel perspective).

5:00 pm Sessions end


7:00 pm Play: "Dance Like a Butterfly" (Register separately/ optional event)

This will be followed by a Q & A session with Award- Winning Actress, Lisa Hurd and refreshments and networking opportunities.

Concludes at 9:00 pm


Day 2 - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

8:30 am Continental Breakfast/Registration 

9:00 am Welcome

Review of Day 1: Conference Facilitator


9:30 am Plenary Session, The Adult Protection Act: Report – Evaluate – Investigate – Review  (presentation and panel perspective). Facilitated by Suzanne Brake, PhD,   Director, Adult Protection , Office for Aging and Seniors, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador


10:40 am Nutrition Break


11:00 am Plenary Session, Awareness to Action: NLNPEA Going Forward

Facilitated by: Jean Cook, Conference Facilitator with Elizabeth Siegel, NLNPEA Provincial Coordinator, Rosemary Lester, NLNPEA Steering Committee Chair, and Bea Courtney, Project Evaluator, Goss Gilroy, Inc.

This is your chance to shape the work of the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA) in coming years. Learn more about NLNPEA's activities and how we work with our partners/members and provide input to help us determine our priorities for preventing elder abuse in our province.


12:15 pm Official conference closing before training sessions


12:30 pm Lunch 


 Day 2 - Tuesday afternoon (2:00 - 5:00 pm with break at 3:20 pm) 


FORMAL TRAINING SESSIONS (Select one from five options)

T1- Respect Aging: Self-understanding for Violence Prevention (Module 10) and Safety Planning (Module 11), Nancy Allen, BSc, MACP and Pamela Dawe, B.A.(Ed), B.A., M. Ed

T2 - YOU Power! It's Not Right! Neighbours, Friends, and Families for Older Adults, Part II:How to Use the Tools, Margaret MacPherson, (Must have taken Part I to do this Training Session)

T3 - Transcultural Competency and Awareness Training (TCCA) for Working with Seniors, Kaberi Sarma-Debnath, RSWYamuna KuttyShamila Iqbal

T4 - Positive Behaviour Supports: Caring for Individuals with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD),  Danielle Coombs, BA (Psychology) and Melanie Murphy, BSW, RSW

T5 - An Introduction to Elder Mediation – Changing the Face of Health Care As We Know It,Judy McCann-BerangerM.A., CCFE, Cert.CFM, Cert.EM

Concludes at 5:00 pm


When & Where

Holiday Inn,Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL
180 Portugal Cove Rd
St John's, NL A1B 2N2

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM (NDT)

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse- NLNPEA - Seniors Resource Centre of NL

The Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse- NLNPEA       www.nlnpea.ca 

The Seniors Resource Centre  of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence and well being of older adults in Newfoundland and Labrador.

370 Torbay Road, Suite W 100 , St. John's, NL, A1A 3W8

Phone:(709) 737-2333        

Toll Free:1-800-563-5599 ; Fax: 737-3717

info@seniorsresource.ca , www.seniorsresource.ca

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