Publications and reports

abus_r1_c2Evaluation of the Aide Abus Aînés Helpline

The MSSS Direction de l’évaluation was mandated in 2012 to conduct a comprehensive, focussed evaluation of certain measures contained in the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse 2010-2015. In 2016, the MSSS published its evaluation of the helpline’s effectiveness entitled Évaluation de l’efficacité de la ligne téléphonique Aide Abus Aînés, which gave the services provided to the public and the professionals a very positive review. The report outlines the evaluation context and methodology, followed by a statistical overview of the calls handled by the hotline from 2010 to 2013. The third section sets out the key evaluation findings in relation to the hotline’s effectiveness, while the final section discusses the effectiveness of training offered by the helpline.

The entire Ligne Aide Abus Aînés team is very proud of the outcome its efforts produced. Happy reading! Click for PDF (in French only).


Report on elder bullying

Published in November 2014 as part of the government’s public consultation on the fight against bullying, this report by the Leading Practices to Prevent Elder Abuse team at CSSS Cavendish-CAU and the Ligne Aide Abus Aînés proposes avenues for action to prevent the bullying of seniors, along with effective strategies to intervene and support all parties concerned. (In French)



Reference guide to counter elder abuse (2016)

An essential reference tool on elder mistreatment—resulting from the work of multisectoral partners in the Estrie and Capitale-Nationale regions—to help prevent, identify and intervene in situations of elder abuse.

To access the guide:  (In French)


Research report on the Ligne Aide Abus Aînés (2012)

From the outset, the LAAA helpline included a research component to guide the decisions involved in implementing a new service of this scope. This report presents an analysis of the implementation process and the clinical value of the services. (In French)

Rapport LAAA_4 AVRIL 2012

Sommaire LAAA Mai 2012

Terminology on the mistreatment of older adults (2017)

This document reflects the ever-evolving research-based knowledge and practices regarding older adults mistreatment, and it is regularly updated.

Terminology on the mistreatment of older adults 2017