Reducing Elder Abuse in BC: May 2-3 conference details

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Our member agency the BC Association of Community Response Networks has a great conference coming up May 2-3 in Richmond, “Reducing Elder Abuse in BC: Together In Action.” Check out the lineup of speakers and presentations below.

The conference brings together leaders in the field, local project representatives and front-line experts from non-profits, police services, the Ministry of Health, financial and legal institutions, and more to share information, solutions, challenges and inspire us to keep moving forward – together.  We all have a role to play.  We hope to see you there.

Conference Information:

Thursday, May 2  (9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Registration Check-In 8:30 – 9:00 am

  • Vickie Cammack:  Keynote Address
  • Barb MacLean:  Conference Goals & “My One Take Away”
  • Capacity-Building Project Presentations
  • ·      Engaging Bystanders in Elder Abuse Identification and Response (It’s Not Right)
  • ·       Not in My Family: Working with Family Caregivers to Reduce Elder Abuse
  • ·       Addressing the Issue of Elder Abuse in Minority Communities
  • ·       Scaling Up Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention: Finding Home
  • ·       Elder Abuse Awareness and Response for Front-Line Service Providers
  • ·       Safety and Awareness for Elders (S.A.F.E.)

Friday, May 3 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Registration check-in 8:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Panel Discussion:  Using the Decision Tree in Elder Abuse Community Response
  • Capacity-Building Project Presentations
  • ·       SUCCESS: Outreach to Chinese Immigrant Communities in Metro Vancouver
  • ·       Us and Our Elders: Ending Elder Abuse Through a Cultural Training Approach
  • ·       Elders Connect: The Network of Inner City Community Services Society
  • ·       Raising Awareness and Addressing Elder Abuse in LGBT Community
  • ·       West End Collaborative to Address Abuse of Elderly Renters
  • ·       Supporting Elders Fleeing Abuse in the Family Context
  • Together in Action: Scaling Up and Out!

(Note: Draft schedule is subject to change)

Hotel Booking: When booking Executive Hotel accommodations, quote “Council to Reduce Elder Abuse” to receive the conference rate of $189.00/night prior to April 1 deadline. Attendees are responsible for calling the hotel and making their reservations. Call locally at 604-278-5555 or Toll-free at 1-800-663-2878. This special rate includes overnight parking, free high-speed Internet, and free airport transfers.

Book Your Flights:  The Executive Hotel has a free shuttle from the airport