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Tackling community-based elder abuse

New resource combines research and best practice.

A new resource to educate community care workers about the issue of elder abuse is being launched this week by the Benevolent Society.

The third in the ‘Community Aged Care Research to Practice’ series of briefing papers deals with preventing and responding to the abuse of older people living in the community.

At the launch of the paper this Thursday in Sydney, a panel of experts will discuss the issues involved.

Associate Professor Elizabeth Ozanne, the University of Melbourne; Janine Campbell, Senior Rights Victoria; Charelle Giobatti, Office for Ageing, Disability and Home Care; and Fiona Houldsworth, the Benevolent Society, are among those taking part.

The new briefing paper will be available online at www.bensoc.org.au from 18 March.

The first two papers in the series, ‘Older people’s social networks’ and ‘Care workers and care practices that support and enable good care’, will also be available on the website.

The launch takes place this Thursday, 18 March, from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Benevolent Society, Level 1, 188 Oxford St, Paddington.

To attend the event or for more information, email: [email protected]

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