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Recognising the signs of elder abuse

Research shows when it comes to elder abuse, older women are most at risk. Worse, it’s often a family member who inflicts the abuse.

Latest statistics from the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission indicate 77 per cent of the almost 3000 reports it received in 2020 about people who were subject to, or at risk of, abuse, neglect and exploitation related to older people, most of whom were women.

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OWN NSW Annual State Conference 2021 Now IS the Time.

OWN NSW

Now IS the Time! Building Momentum for Change for A More Inclusive Future.

We will harness the energy and momentum of these past months and address the underlying, structural drivers of gender inequality and economic instability which have led to the shocking outcomes for older women in this country.

Our keynote speaker, Emma Dawson, will disect the issues of discrimination - especially around sexism and ageism

30 Sep 2021
Aerial UTS Function Centre Building 10 Level 7/235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
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Delivering Digital Skills For Groups

Be Connected

Our ‘Delivering Digital Skills Sessions for Groups’ webinar will give you hints and tips to get started wth your Be Connected program. This webinar is designed for organisations who are about to start their digital literacy program, or those wishing to learn more about tried and tested methods. We will explore how to plan and deliver your first group sessions using a ‘blended learning’ approach. Blended learning combines people and digital, allowing your learners to get the benefit of understanding and practising a new skill while knowing they’ve got someone to turn to if they need help.

Please choose only one webinar to attend.
May 13, 2021 – 2pm
June 3, 2021 – 2pm
June 24, 2021 – 2pm

13 May 2021 - 24 Jun 2021
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CaptureIT Learner Management: Registrations & Reports

Be Connected

Learn about how to register learners and view reports using CaptureIT.

In this webinar, we will discuss how to manage your learners on CaptureIT, as well as the differences between the Learning Portal and CaptureIT.

Join us to become an expert on learner management through Be Connected programs.

Please choose only one webinar to attend.
May 6, 2021 – 2pm
May 27, 2021 – 2pm
June 17, 2021 – 2pm

06 May 2021 - 17 Jun 2021
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Get Started - Introduction to Be Connected

Be Connected

Join this interactive webinar to learn about the Be Connected program. We will cover who our Network is, how they run their programs, as well as funding information, the support we provide and an overview of the websites/resources.

Please choose only one webinar to attend
April 29, 2021 – 2pm
May 20, 2021 – 2pm
June 10, 2021 – 2pm

29 Apr 2021 - 10 Jun 2021
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Hairdressers are uniquely placed to respond to family violence, but is it ethical to ask them to?

A number of programs have emerged in Australia in recent years that aim to train salon workers to act as informal helpers around family violence and abuse. For example, in Victoria the Eastern Domestic Violence Service’s HaiR-3Rs program has been designed to train hair and other salon workers to recognise, respond to, and refer clients who disclose experiences of family violence. In Queensland, the Hairdressers with Hearts program has been launched to target both domestic violence and elder abuse.

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Elder Abuse - Your family and your home

Legal Aid NSW

In this webinar we speak with a senior solicitor and social worker from the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse Service about elder abuse that can occur in the family and home. It's not uncommon for older people to find themselves sharing their home with an adult child. To fit with the Seniors Festival 2021 theme, 'In our Nature', we will explore emerging legal themes and challenges, particularly when an older person is sharing their home with an adult child and how community and support workers can help.

28 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
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Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse

Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse. 

The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse. 

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Staying Connected When We're Apart

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Family Studies has released a COVID-19 Report, stating "we have a special interest in families and what helps them thrive, so a number of our questions focussed on how people stayed connected, particularly when physically separated".

04 Aug 2020
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