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Responding to Elder Abuse - What Service Providers should know

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) Abuse Prevention Program (APP) is facilitating a workshop for service providers who are responsible for addressing issues regarding abuse of older people. This workshop is for those who have already participated in the Abuse Prevention 'Train the Trainer' Kit. The workshop will cover what to consider and how to respond when faced with an older person who is being abused in a community setting.

 Key subject areas covered in the Responder Workshop Session:

  • Reinforcing zero tolerance of abuse
  • Working collaboratively
  • Assessing risk level
  • Options for responding
  • Intervention Principles
  • Privacy and Confidentiality in practice
  • APP Case examples for discussion
  • DVD - There’s no Excuse for Abuse