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Elder abuse

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Definition:

Any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult. The harm could be physical, emotional, financial or some combination and is often caused by a close friend or relative.

See also keywords:  Family law general resources

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta produces and distributes booklets and pamphlets that explain the law in plain language. Topics areas include: Landlord and tenant; Real estate; Wills and estates; Registered charities; Elder abuse; and Law-related education materials for schools. Publications are available to download as PDFs or print copies may be ordered. 

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Elder abuse, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship, Landlord and tenant, Non-profit and charity law, Real estate and home ownership, Wills and estates

The purpose of this site is to provide plain language information about the law to victims of violence in intimate relationships and their supporters. Willownet provides legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in a relationship. The site has information that is helpful on: facts about abuse, effects of relationship violence, what the law says about abuse, leaving the relationship safely (safety plan), taking your kids with you, pets, Protective Orders (EPOs, QBPOs) and going to court. The site also provides links to other family violence resources.

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Spousal abuse

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

  • seniors
  • employment
  • homelessness
  • financial needs
  • children and youth
  • parents and families
  • people with disabilities
  • guardianship and trusteeship
  • abuse, bullying and family violence prevention

You can apply online or call for assistance. Help is available in more than 100 languages.

Related keywords: Bullying, Disabilities, Elder abuse, Guardianship and trusteeship, Homelessness, Loss of employment, Wills and estates

These resources hae been developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  for Albertans experiencing domestic violence and the frontline service workers who assist them. Resources address family-based legal issues that Albertans fleeing domestic violence need to consider before and after they have left an abusive relationship. The series covers:

  1. Alberta’s Protection Against Family Violence Act
  2. Child Custody and Parenting Orders
  3. Domestic Violence: How the Police Can Help
  4. Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs)
  5. Exclusive Possession Orders
  6. Financial Support Options
  7. Gathering Evidence of Abuse
  8. If You’re Thinking of Leaving
  9. Leaving an Abusive Relationship… If you are not a Canadian citizen
  10. No Contact Orders – Flowchart
  11. Peace Bonds
  12. Planning for an Emergency
  13. Preparing for Court
  14. Queen’s Bench Protection Orders
  15. Renting and Domestic Violence: Ending Your Lease Early
  16. Restraining Orders
  17. Serving Documents on an Abusive Party
  18. Working with a Family Law Lawyer
  19. Writing an Affidavit

For a complete list of resources in the Families and the Law: Domestic Violence Series please visit CPLEAs publication page at www.cplea.ca/publications/. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

This online tutorial was created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. There are several different kinds of protective orders. Some are available under federal law (the Criminal Code of Canada); some are available under provincial laws. If you have been abused and want the abuser to stay away from you, you can apply for protective court orders. These court orders tell the abuser to stay away. If the abuser then does not stay away, he or she can be punished.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Legal process, Protective orders

These two online tutorials were created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The first covers making a report to the police; what will they do; and what you may have to do. The second explains what else may happen for the accused.

Related keywords: Criminal law general resources, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Legal process, Police

Today Family Violence Help Centre is an Edmonton based, non-profit organization that offers a safe place for individuals victimized by family violence to access free, confidential, emotional and practical support. Today Centre provides short-term support through risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of immediate needs, and supported referrals.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Spousal abuse

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network is a province-wide network of professionals dedicated to increasing community awareness around elder abuse and the resources available to address it. The network is comprised of representatives from communities across Alberta.

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The Alberta Seniors and Community Supports department provides information about financial, health-related, and protective services for seniors. This webpage lists the contact information for regional offices. Or call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre Toll-free in Alberta: 1-877-644-9992, Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Health issues, Supportive living and seniors’ housing

Calgary Counselling Centre is a charitable organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services to Calgarians. They offer counselling and group programs for individuals, couples, parents, families, and youth to help them resolve emotional and social problems. In addition to its may group and individual program services the Centre also offers a Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program which provides counselling, advocacy, social service referrals (housing, financial aid, legal guidance, support) to men and their families experiencing domestic abuse of all forms.

Related keywords: Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Health issues, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment

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Elder abuse is also known as: Senior Abuse