EAPO Annual Virtual Conference Series
March 22nd, 2023


Elder Abuse Interventions: Reducing Harm & Building Connections

Session: Recognizing and Responding to Abuse of Older People: A Trauma & Violence-Informed Approach

Trauma and violence are highly prevalent and have serious impacts on health and well-being. Providing trauma- and violence-informed care (TVIC) means being aware of how trauma and violence can present during service interactions and prioritizing emotional, cultural and physical safety for everyone involved in service encounters. Supported by organizational changes that promote TVIC approaches, service providers working with older adults experiencing abuse are well-placed to integrate TVIC in their interactions with clients. This webinar will introduce the concept of TVIC, with a focus on why adding the “V” to trauma-informed practice is transformational in how we view and interact with clients. TVIC’s four Principles will be described, with practice-relevant examples provided.


Nadine Wathen, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence, The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University, and Academic Director of the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion

Margaret MacPherson
Research Associate, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC), Western University

 Shared Resources and Links

EQUIP Health Care

It’s Not Right Neighbour Friends and Family

Nadine Wathen Contact:

Website: www.nadinewathen.ca
Email: [email protected]