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June 2020

Free webinar – Stronger Futures: Perspectives on strategies and planning – tools for stopping abuse.

June 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Free webinar for seniors, consumers, carers, families and providers. Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day-tickets-108069300186 Link to webinar: https://bit.ly/3ctcsS5

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Free Webinar – Sexual Abuse of Older Women

June 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Dr Catherine Barrett (OPAL Institute) in a live webinar, as she discusses how to understand, prevent and respond to the sexual abuse of older women. Catherine will be joined by leading advocates Yumi Lee (Older Women’s Network NSW) and Kerrin Bradfield (Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence). The moderator is journalist Caroline Baum. Register Here Dr Catherine Barrett is an educator, researcher, academic and capacity builder and an advocate for the rights of older people. Catherine has written a compelling…

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Free Live Online Training: Responding To Elder Abuse

June 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1.00pm to 4.00pm Monday June 15th, 2020 ~ 3 CPD HOURS ~ Presented by The Bouverie Centre, in partnership with the SWC&RSN Elder Abuse Prevention Network This interactive workshop is designed to assist health, aged care and community practitioners respond when elder abuse is suspected or disclosed. Build your confidence to: Recognise the signs and understand the complexities of elder abuse Apply the principles of person-centred, family inclusive practice to communicate with the older person about the abuse and, as…

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Monash Health World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event

June 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Monday 15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD); an opportunity to promote awareness of elder abuse in our community and the impacts it has on the health, wellbeing and independence of older people. The Monash Health family violence team is hosting an event to highlight our continued work in providing employees with the information and tools they need to identify and respond to elder abuse. The event will also provide employees and local partners with a better understanding…

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FCVic Special Forum – Elder Abuse Webinar

June 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2 CPD points Skills IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR THE ELDER ABUSE 2-DAY TRAINING (15 & 16 JUNE) YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REGISTERED FOR THIS FORUM. **THIS IS AN OPEN SESSION - Designed for financial counsellors of all levels of experience** PRESENTED BY Guest panellists: Michelle Perry - No to Violence Marnie Coghlan - Seniors Rights Victoria CPD CORE TOPIC: Elder abuse Join us for this Special Forum on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day This 90-minute interactive webinar is open…

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Stir A Cuppa For Seniors – Purple Tea

June 15, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

It’s easier than ever to help spread awareness for WEAAD 2020! Show your support this 15 June without even leaving your home by ‘Stirring a Cuppa for Seniors’. This year, WEAAD coincides with a period in time where social events are impacted by Covid19, however Seniors Rights Victoria is holding an online Purple Tea called 'Stir A Cuppa For Seniors' to support WEAAD and still maintain safe physical distancing. Seniors Rights Victoria and Council On The Ageing staff and volunteers…

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Melbourne Town Hall Goes Purple

June 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Vic 3070 Australia
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On the evening of Monday the 15th of June, Melbourne Town Hall will be lit up purple to acknowledge World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  

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United Nations Webinar – The Impact of Covid-19 on Violence, Abuse and Neglect of Older Persons

June 16, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Register Here The UN General Assembly designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (res. A/ RES/66/127). Elder abuse is one of the most hidden and underreported human rights violations. COVID-19 has put a spotlight on older persons including distressing reports of instances of abuse and neglect of older persons in long term care institutions. Not only older persons are at a high risk of serious illness and mortality, but they are also stigmatized through abusive language in both…

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Free Level 1 training: Recognising and responding to suspected elder abuse – two sessions to be live streamed in June!

June 18, 2020 - June 29, 2020
Live streamed online

Presented by Monash Health in conjunction with the Bouverie Centre. Funded by DHHS as part of the Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse. Dates:  Session 1: Thursday 18th June, 1.00pm to 4.00pm Session 2: Monday 29th June, 10.00am to 1.00pm Where: Live streamed to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or other mobile device.   This interactive workshop is designed to assist workers to more confidently: Recognise elder abuse - the risk factors, types and signs Respond…

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The Warm Safe Home Forum

June 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online Webinar – register for details

South West Carer & Respite Services Network and Seniors Rights Victoria invite you to join us for the 2020 Regional Forum: The Warm Safe Home Forum- preventing elder abuse across our region. Where: Online Webinar When: 10:30am - 12 noon Thursday 18th June Please see the attached invitation for further details.  Community members and professionals are encouraged to attend this important event will build the capacity of our region to work together to identify and prevent elder abuse. This 90 minute webinar will…

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