Webinar invitation: Elder abuse – Recent research and effective responses

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Elder abuse: Recent research and effective responses

Rachel Carson, Briony Dow, Anita Frayman and Gary Ferguson

Monday 24 October 2016, 1.30pm – 2.45pm AEDT. Find your time zone.

This webinar will present observations from a recent scoping study and discuss effective practice responses in relation to elder abuse.

Elder abuse—which involves the physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of an older person by someone in a trusted relationship—presents complex challenges to the Australian community.

While more research is needed to better understand its prevalence and dynamics in Australia, available evidence indicates that elder abuse occurs mostly within families and between generations. A recent scoping study also indicates that the incidence of elder abuse is likely to rise in Australia due to increased life expectancy and an ageing population.

In this webinar, we present observations from recent studies on elder abuse. We discuss key elements of effective responses for practitioners working with older people who have been abused or mistreated, and highlight the importance of considering ageist attitudes and family dynamics that may be involved, and the right of the older person to seek redress. We will also outline important gaps in these responses where further research can be directed.

This event will be presented in partnership with the Greater Melbourne Family Law Pathways Network.

To register to attend the webinar and to find out more about the presenters please visit here