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Tip Sheets

Seniors Rights Victoria develops various tip sheets for professionals, who work with older people, on a multitude of subjects related to elder abuse. 

Do any of your clients have an adult child who has returned home?

If you work with older people, this tip sheet will help you to understand some of the
problems they may be facing if an adult child returns to their home. When adults move
back in with their parents, they often do so because they have some kind of problem –
and this can create problems for your client in turn.
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Safety Planning with Older People

This Tip Sheet has information for workers about promoting the health and wellbeing
of older people by helping them make their own safety plan.
It can be used in conjunction with the Seniors Rights Victoria Plan for Your
Safety Help Sheet to develop a personalised safety plan for an older person at risk of or
experiencing abuse.
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Challenging Ageism

This paper provides an overview of ageism in Australia, examples (language, the media, elder abuse, and workplace discrimination), advice on how to stop it, and further resources.
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Identifying and Responding to Elder Abuse in Intergenerational Families

Intergenerational living is most often a joy. Bringing family members of all ages under the one roof can provide rich opportunities for relatives to support, care for and bond with each other. However, intergenerational households can also be a site where the abuse of vulnerable members of the family, including older people, occurs. This resource will explain how to – as a professional – identify and respond to elder abuse in these settings.
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Respect our Elders: Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Respect and Culture

Elders are custodians of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Culture in Australia. It is because of them that we understand and preserve Aboriginal culture. Elder abuse is disrespectful. This flyer was is for general distribution within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It outlines what elder abuse looks like and what to do about it.

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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If it is an emergency, call 000.
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