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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2018

Elder Abuse: From Prevention to Intervention

When: Friday 15th June, 2018
Time: Registrations from 8.30am. Finish 4.30pm
Where: Stamford Grand Adelaide, 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg, South Australia 5045This year's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference program has been developed with the theme around 'Prevention to Intervention'.

In many parts of the world, elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. The purpose of the WEAAD is to encourage communities to recognise the issues concerning abuse of older people and for our society to create policies that promotes dignity and respect for older people to enable them to be valued and productive citizens.

Until recently, this serious social problem was hidden from the public view and considered mostly a private matter. Even today, elder abuse continues to be a taboo, mostly underestimated and ignored by societies across the world. Evidence is accumulating, however, to indicate that elder abuse is an important public health and societal problem with 1 in 20 older people experiencing some form of abuse.

Very little research has been done on intervention and prevention strategies that produce the most effective and efficient outcome for the older person. This conference will inform delegates about the strategies developed and used by professionals in a variety of fields, for example, in the legal system and in the aged care and community sectors.

Confirmed and invited speakers:

Hon. Dr Kay Patterson - Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Tony Broe - Senior Principal Research Fellow NeuRA
Helena Kyriazopoulos - CEO Multicultural Communities Council of SA
Professor Susan Kurrle - Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD Aged Care & Rehab.Network
Adjunct Associate Professor Dale Bagshaw - University of South Australia
South Australia Police - Family and Domestic Violence Section of the Public Protection Branch

REGISTER NOW - go to TryBooking and click on the link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=342549&bof=1

For more information:

Doris Gioffre: (08) 8232 5377, dorisg@agedrights.asn.au
Louise Herft: (08) 8232 5377, louiseh@agedrights.asn.au