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Law Enforcement Being Trained on Preventing Elder Abuse

October 25, 2010 6:18 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Law enforcement members from across Canada will be in Winnipeg this week for the Canadian Elder Abuse Training and Information Forum.

The two-day forum, which runs today and tomorrow, is meant to educate RCMP and police officers on recognizing elder abuse.

Sessions will focus on training delegates on screening, assessment and prevention tools, including intergenerational opportunities to engage youth in elder abuse prevention.

The issue itself is much bigger than only law enforcement being able to solve, which makes the forum an opportunity to provide dialogue in a successful approach to preventing elder abuse. The RCMP says working with government and community partners across Canada is key to raising awareness of abuse of older adults.

The event will be held at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue. For more information visit AgeOpportunity.mb.ca.

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