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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources


cover factsheetforolderadultsAs part of our Access to Justice project, lead researcher Myrna Dawson and research assistant Amy Peirone have created a pair of fact sheets, one for caregivers, friends, and families, and one for older adults. This factsheet was designed for older adults, to help them stay safe, and provide supportive information and useful resources. This factsheet addresses:

  • What is sexual abuse?
  • Who are the most likely perpetrators?
  • Common feelings and reactions after being harmed sexually
  • What to do to stay safe from abuse and increase one's safety
  • Additional provincial and territorial resources 


See also:
Sexual Abuse of Older Adults - A Factsheet for Caregivers, Service Providers, Friends and Families

 

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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources


cover factsheetsa caregivers june2019As part of our Access to Justice project, lead researcher Myrna Dawson and research assistant Amy Peirone have created a fact sheet for caregivers, service providers, friends, and families to support them in identifying general characteristics of abuse, red flags for sexual abuse, and to know how to proceed next. 
This factsheet addresses:

  • What is sexual abuse?
  • What are the red flags?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Who are the perpetrators?
  • What to do if you become aware of sexual abuse occurring to an older adult in your family and or in your care.

See also: Sexual Abuse in Later Life - A Factsheet for Older Adults

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cfojafactsheet cover''This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the continuing efforts of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) to collect and disseminate knowledge on femicide in Canada.
It is based on available information from media reports. Given these are recent incidents and investigations are ongoing, these are preliminary findings only. Identifying whether these killings are ‘femicide’ – women killed because they are women – is an ongoing process and those incidents that involve gender-based motives/indicators will be reported on when further information becomes available. [For more detailed discussion, see CFOJA inaugural 2018 report: https://femicideincanada.ca/callitfemicide.pdf ]

Source: Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability

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Preliminary findings based on available information For more detail, see the fact sheet. This fact sheet and infographic provide a snapshot of the continuing efforts of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) to collect and disseminate knowledge on femicide in Canada. This document is based on available information from media reports.
Given these are recent incidents and investigations are ongoing, these are preliminary findings only. Identifying whether these killings are ‘femicide’ – women killed because they are women – is an ongoing process and those incidents that involve gender-based motives/indicators will be reported on when further information becomes available. [For more detailed discussion, see CFOJA inaugural 2018 report: https://femicideincanada.ca/callitfemicide.pdf ]

Source: Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability

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screen shot 2019 02 13 at 4.06.00 pmThe Institute on Aging (San Francisco) has created these flashcards to help people identify scams and stay safe. This set of 5 cards covers:

  • Fake Government/ Tax scams
  • Online Romance scams
  • Emergency calls or emails from a relative scams
  • Computer virus scams
  • Prizes and lottery scams

For each scenario, the cards detail how the scam works, how to spot it, and how to fight back.


Source: Institute on Aging

 

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