Older Women Gender based Violence and Femicide in Ontario
Femicide rates against older women are on the rise and the pandemic has resulted in new and increased challenges for service providers and community members providing support, service and care. An overview of femicide of older women in Ontario and high-risk factors which may indicate a risk of lethality (death) will be provided. This webinar, provided by Amber Wardell, Amber Wardell Communications & Resource Coordinator, Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) reviewed OAITH’s resources, training, tools, tips and knowledge focused on increasing capacity to provide trauma-informed service and support for older women who have experienced violence. Strategies were provided for community members, professionals, and care/service providers to effectively recognize and respond to concerns an older woman is experiencing some form of abuse or violence.