Train the Trainer – Improving Skills in Recognising & Responding to the Abuse of Older People


PROVIDER: Northside Community Forum
DATE: Thursday 29 September, 2016
TIME: 10:00am – 3:30pm
VENUE: Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital Campus


Elder abuse is much more common than our society has traditionally admitted. Much of the problem has been hidden, undefined and under reported. While elder abuse is not a new problem, our society is increasingly recognising and describing ‘elder abuse’ as a range of situations involving the maltreatment or neglect of older people by people they should be able to trust, such as family and friend.

During this training session participants will learn how to deliver training in five topic areas:

  • Background to NSW’s policy response to the abuse of older people (relevant to all levels of staff)
  • Types and signs of abuse and risk factors (relevant to all levels of staff)
  • Key considerations when abuse is detected or suspected (relevant to all levels of staff, particularly frontline workers)
  • Responding to reports of alleged abuse (relevant to all levels of staff, particularly line supervisors, managers and senior staff)
  • Where to go for advice and assistance (relevant to all levels of staff, particularly line supervisors, managers and senior staff)
  • There are three case studies at the end of the guide that facilitators can use to test and apply learning.

Participants receive a Training Package including a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide and Participant Resources to take away.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior staff responsible for delivering training in identifying and responding to elder abuse.
COST: Early bird – 20% discount if book by 16 Aug 2016. Please enter CHSP under Gift/Promotion Code to obtain the discount. All prices include GST. $95: CHSP service workers, $135: non-CHSP service workers, $95: non-CHSP volunteers, $25: CHSP volunteers.
ENQUIRIES: For more information contact Shirley Choi northsidesectorsupport@yournorthside.org.au or phone 8405 4444
REGISTRATION: Click the following link to register: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=217782