VP Month 2013
VP Month 2013
Outreach Grants Approved
Port Hope Simpson Community Youth Network is hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Youth night focusing on Respect, Trust and Honest Communication.
Contact: Gwenda Sampson:

The Labrador West Status of Women are hosting "One Billion Rising" event focusing on the prevention of Violence Against Women.
Contact: Noreen Careen:

Mealy Mountain Collegiate are hosting a "Stop… to Stop bullying event" focusing on ending bullying and a Movie/Pizza night hosted by the schools Gay-Straight Alliance focusing on the impacts of gender roles.
Contact: Leeanne Fowler:

Cartwright's 50+ Group is hosting a Seniors Valentines Supper focusing on seniors out of isolation and building awareness of services available.
Contact: Sandra Mugford:

Charlottetown Anti Violence Committee is hosting "Neighbours Together" event focusing on building awareness of the many forms of violence.
Contact: Ardena Cadwell:
Elder Abuse Identification and Interventions: Webinar Available
The NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is pleased to make the following webinar announcement (also see flyer attached)…

Elder Abuse Identification and Interventions: A webinar for service providers and community workers who support seniors

Date: February 6, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:45am (island time)

To register, go online to:

This webinar is being offered free of charge by the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse ( with support from New Horizons for Seniors, Government of Canada.

This educational webinar will provide participants with a practical understanding of the definitions of abuse and of the indicators of abuse and/or neglect. Discussion topics will include how to better identify abuse, starting a difficult conversation about elder abuse, and developing appropriate intervention plans.

Who will benefit from this training? social workers * peace officers * physicians * nurses * community and government support workers (eg. housing workers, victim support staff, etc.)

Trainers: TAMMY RANKIN is the Elder Abuse Advisor for the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario and an active member of the Durham Elder Abuse Network. SGT. JOHN KEATING is the Senior Support Coordinator for the Durham Regional Police Service. Tammy and John are often the first responders to reports of elder abuse in the Durham Region and have done elder abuse presentations and workshops across Canada. Additional provincial information will be provided by the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

Also a reminder that the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse will be holding several free training sessions during the week of Feb. 4-8. We still have limited space available in each of these sessions.

Please find the information below for the sessions we will be holding in Labrador City, Spaniard's Bay, and St. John's. (More details are also available at:

In addition, we are holding a seniors wellness session in Labrador City on Feb. 5. Details for this are also below.

Free training...

Understanding Elder Abuse: Practical Skills for Community Volunteers and Service Providers

Feb. 4, 2013 from 9:30am to 3:00pm in Labrador City. We are pleased to be offering this session in partnership with the Labrador West Status of Women Council. The training will be held in the Two Seasons Hotel, 96 Avalon Drive, Labrador City. Lunch is included. To register, call the Labrador West Status of Women Council at 944-6562.
Stand Up Day 2013
Violence Prevention Labrador is also working with Nalcor Energy to provide Pink Shirts to every student and staff in every school in Labrador on Feb. 27th, International Stand Up Day. The event is being supported by many partners including the RCMP, RNC, Labrador and Western District Schools in Labrador, Innu Mashau and Sheshatshiu schools, as well as francaphone schools.

The purpose of the shirt campaign is to address not only the injustice felt by far to many victims of youth violence, but more importantly to build awareness to all students and staff that they have a responsibility to Stand Up and take action to stop it.

Society as a whole is impacted by bullying -- even the bullies themselves. Through their own actions and the inaction of others, bullies learn that antisocial behaviour and exerting control over others (whether verbal, physical, social, via email, etc.) is acceptable and that it works. Everyone has a role to play in making our communities, homes and schools hopeful and happy places to be.
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