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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2018
Friday 15 June 2018



Elder Abuse: From Prevention to Intervention
Registrations from 8.30am.  Finish 4.30pm

This year's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference program has been developed with the theme around 'Prevention to Intervention'.


In many parts of the world, elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. The purpose of the WEAAD is to encourage communities to recognise the issues concerning abuse of older people and for our society to create policies that promotes dignity and respect for older people to enable them to be valued and productive citizens.


Until recently, this serious social problem was hidden from the public view and considered mostly a private matter. Even today, elder abuse continues to be a taboo, mostly underestimated and ignored by societies across the world. Evidence is accumulating, however, to indicate that elder abuse is an important public health and societal problem with 1 in 20 older people experiencing some form of abuse.


Very little research has been done on intervention and prevention strategies that produce the most effective and efficient outcome for the older person. This conference will inform delegates about the strategies developed and used by professionals in a variety of fields, for example, in the legal system and in the aged care and community sectors.




Stamford Grand Adelaide
2 Jetty Road,
Glenelg, South Australia 5045

Contact Details:

Doris Gioffre (08) 8232 5377

Louise Herft (08) 8232 5377