Highlighting the role of resilience, leadership, and capacity-building among immigrant seniors in addressing elder abuse within immigrant communities


Project Summary:

Elder abuse and neglect has been identified as a key concern that significantly affects the quality of life and the full contributions of older persons to society. While interest in addressing elder abuse has increased, considerable gaps remain in the social sciences literature. One main gap is the limited research about elder abuse and neglect within immigrant communities. A second main gap is related to the portrayal of older adults as vulnerable and lacking agency; few studies have focused on leadership, resilience, and capacity-building activities among specific organizations and among older individuals themselves. In this project, we will host a series of planned knowledge mobilization activities focusing on leadership development, capacity-building, and resilience among older immigrants in an effort to address elder abuse.

Project Description:

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Co-investigator

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Canada

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Year
Start Date:
2013
End Date:
2014

Funder:
SSHRC

Year Project Started:
2013

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(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)
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SSHRC
50000
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