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AASW Webinar Recording: Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse

Event Details
Date: Ongoing
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour
Cost:

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Organiser: AASW
Contact

AASW CPD Team

cpd@aasw.asn.au

(03) 9320 1000

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Elder abuse is the mistreatment or exploitation of an older person. It can present itself in many forms and is commonly committed by someone that the older person knows and trusts.

The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.

Royal Commission research paper 17, December 2020

Prepare yourself to confidently respond to instances of Elder Abuse.

This webinar covers various social work interventions such as case-management, safety planning and counselling, while also examining the legal interventions available to support an older person who is a victim of Elder Abuse.

1 hour of CPD activity attributable to AASW's Mental Health credential.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn how to recognise elder abuse.
  • Learn how to respond to elder abuse using legal interventions.
  • Learn how to respond to elder abuse using psycho-social interventions.
  • Understand strategies to safeguard older Australians into the future.
  • Consider the complexities of self-determination versus safeguarding.

Presenters

John-Paul Kristensen is a social worker and AASW member and has been practicing in the specialist elder abuse unit of Uniting Communities in South Australia since it’s creation in 2019. John-Paul and his team use a multi-disciplinary approach to support older people who are experiencing elder abuse, providing psychosocial assessment, safety planning, case-management and therapeutic support. John-Paul holds a Masters’ Degree in Social Work, a Bachelor of Nursing and Diploma of applied Science.

Nicole Stockdale is a lawyer with the Uniting Communities accredited Law Centre and is committed to applying her legal expertise to support and protect older people. Nicole works closely with social workers within the specialist Elder Abuse Unit, providing legal advice and representation to victims of Elder Abuse.

Method of delivery

Once you have registered for this recording, all online content is available to view at your convenience via the AASW online on-demand training platform.

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Subtitles are available.

Duration

The webinar recording duration is 1 hour.

CPD

This recording can be claimed for CPD purposes, consistent with the CPD Goals and Hours Requirements.

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Cost

Members $60 (incl GST)
New Graduates, Retired and Student Members $30 (incl GST)
Non-members $80 (incl GST)

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