Preventing elder abuse through intergenerational bonds

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the inequalities that can drive elder abuse and violence against older women.

Join us to hear about new action research funded by Respect Victoria and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

Following a global evidence review that illustrated the promising results of intergenerational projects in tackling ageism, NARI developed and delivered a pilot program engaging older and younger Victorians during the pandemic in 2020.

This forum will explore the outcomes of the program and the programming elements that need to be considered to ensure success.

The forum will be officially opened by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention and facilitated by Shirley Randell, Ambassador for the National Older Women’s Network. The lead researcher Professor Bianca Brijnath, Director Social Gerontology, NARI is the keynote and will be joined by Jos Vandersman and Salirian Claff who were both engaged in the program, to provide firsthand insight into their experiences.

Please register and join us in launching this exciting work during Seniors Month.

This forum is for anyone working in primary prevention, family violence response, and community services and organisations working with older Victorians.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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