Identifying and Responding Appropriately to Elder Abuse - All

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Two part workshop for Volunteers, Direct Care Workers, Coordinators, and Managers

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Part 1 - A three-hour workshop suitable for all levels of staff and also volunteers. It covers the types, signs and causes of elder abuse and what to do when elder abuse is suspected or alleged.

Part 2 - A 1.5 workshop for co-ordinators and senior staff held on the same day after Part 1. It covers the requirements for agency policy statements and the design of appropriate response procedures.


• Elder abuse: a definition and its links to human rights (Part 1)

• The six types and common signs of elder abuse (Part 1)

• Risk factors and causes of elder abuse (Part 1)

• Reporting elder abuse (Part 1)

• Principles in responding to elder abuse (Part 2)

• Common issues in identifying, reporting and responding to elder abuse (Part 2)

• Policy requirements (Part 2)

• Role and responsibilities in responding to elder abuse (Part 2)

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The Sector Support, Development & Training (SSDT) Project is an Australian Government project funded through the Department of Health, Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). The aims of the project are to support the Aged Care Sector in our region which encompasses South West Sydney (Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool), Macarthur (Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly) and Wingecarribee Local Government Areas and to provide support to our elderly residents who may wish to enter the My Aged Care System in order to receive CHSP services that will enable them remain living independently at home and in their community.

The SSDT Project is able to provide subsidised training to both paid and volunteer staff who work within CHSP. Our training workshops are designed to meet the specific needs of the industry, fees for training are heavily subsidised and sometimes free, in order to provide equitable access to quality training for all staff.

SSDT Project staff meet regularly with local service providers through our regular Ageing Forums in order to determine industry needs and to ensure that we are able to deliver training, information, presentations and workshops on the current issues happening within the ever changing Aged Care CHSP space. We share industry news and updates with other providers in the community sector by facilitating regular Ageing Forums, sharing information and actively participating in various other events within our funded regions.

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