This presentation focuses on the launch of an action plan to address domestic and family violence in the lives of older women living in Adelaide, South Australia. The presentation will provide a brief overview of the research project informing the action plan. Domestic and family violence affects women of all ages, including older women. Older women represent a unique subgroup with distinct vulnerabilities that require specific interventions. Yet, domestic violence is an under-recognised phenomenon in the lives of older women and there is currently minimal specialist support available to them. This action plan provides the groundwork for the development of a multi-pronged response that involves a range of services working together to improve responses to older women.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|
|Event||World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference: Elder Abuse: From prevention to intervention - Stamford Grand Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 15 Jun 2018 → 15 Jun 2018
Conference number: 12th
|Conference||World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference|
|Abbreviated title||WEAAD 2018|
|Period||15/06/18 → 15/06/18|
|Other||Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is proud to present its 12th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference ‘Elder Abuse – from Prevention to Intervention’ on Friday 15th June 2018 at the Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, South Australia.|
ARAS has raised awareness about elder abuse through its annual state WEAAD Conference since 2006 and also hosted the 2013 National WEAAD Conference in Adelaide.
Approximately 200 people participate in the annual Conference which has consistently attracted high praise for its relevance and interesting subject matter and the calibre of its national and international speakers.