We believe raising awareness and offering prevention options for relationship abuse are an important part of building a healthy, safe community.
VWTH offers education and training programs to professionals such as social workers, lawyers, health care providers, counsellors, police groups and victim service workers.
We also offer presentations and workshops about the issue of violence and abuse against women to community groups, university and college students, service clubs, church groups and businesses.
Through the New Horizons for Seniors funding program and our team of skilled volunteers, we are pleased to offer a variety of workshops and presentations to assist in identifying and preventing elder abuse.
Topics around Elder Abuse include:
Protect Yourself! Financial LiteracyWorkshops
Providing older adults information to protect their finances, recognize and respond to financial abuse, access community resources for further information or assistance and make informed financial decisions.
Powers of Attorney & Joint Accounts
Covering different types of power of attorney, legal issues of capacity relating to powers of attorney, common myths which can lead to abuse, dangers of joint accounts and the importance of advance planning.
Frauds and Scams
Addressing frauds, identity theft and common scams targeting older adults, strategies to protect personal information and strategies for dealing with telephone solicitors.
Building Community Connections Workshop
Social connection is a powerful tool to keep older adults safer from abuse and neglect. This 90-minute session includes types of mistreatment and strategies for getting help, brainstorming of local community resources and discussion of a short video showing.
Providing an overview of different kinds of elder abuse and signs to watch for, while also exploring the community response to abuse, including an overview of the adult guardianship legislation.
Please contact Dianne de Champlain, Community Education Coordinator at (250) 592-2927 ext. 222 or email@example.com for further information and booking arrangements.